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#95290 - 03/16/17 03:34 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Our next bit of "looking up" comes from Schoolhill in the heart of the city. There are many fine buildings there and as the name suggests, education featured in its past.



These urns feature a lot and I'm mot sure why








Notice the date.






School, scriptures and shows....
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#95291 - 03/17/17 03:02 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Intricate detail on top of this building - note the urns again!


Superb symmetry and possibly a bit of masonic decoration?


Let me apologise in advance for the next three images - I think I clumsily and unintentionally changed the shutter speed on my phone camera, hence the blurring of the images. I'll post them anyway...

My old school building




Robert Gordon's University building


The entrance to Robert Gordon's College with a stature of Robert Gordon in the foreground


What we see now is a beautiful block of buildings - the theatre, St Mark's Church and the Central Library...




The shows go on here in His Majesty's Theatre, opened in 1906.


It was originally built as a replacement for the city’s Her Majesty’s Theatre (now known as the Tivoli Theatre) in response to the need for a larger venue, improved refreshments areas, better comfort for patrons and more appropriate staging facilities.



The scriptures are read here in St Mark's Church



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#95292 - 03/18/17 03:22 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are continuing to look up at buildings and the ornate features that we often miss.

St Mark's was opened in 1892 , designed by A Marshall Mackenzie and featuring a giant portico surmounted by a drum and high dome, modelled on St Paul’s Cathedral.


Next to St Mark's is the Central Library. It was opened 5 July 1892









Granite residences on Rosemount


Great symmetry








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#95293 - 03/19/17 04:03 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Finally, our last look up in this area of the town...

The Rosemount Viaduct bridge


Notice the date


I took these on the golf course on Friday...

Town and bay


Sea and sky


Length and lighthouse


Greens and gorse


I promised some photographs of the interior of St Machar's Cathedral a couple of month ago but the building was closed.
I had the ideal opportunity this weekend to go there again with visitors...





There were Jazz musicians warming up for an event




I hope everyone has been have a good weekend as the weather warms up and the days get longer. Here in the Sunday Snaps link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39230047

Having visitors meant that it was an ideal opportunity to get out and about. Would you join us we stroll through Seaton Park, sneak into the secret garden and spot seals at the Brig O' Balgownie.

Wishing everyone a great week ahead.
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#95294 - 03/20/17 03:19 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We'll continue our short look around the interior of St Machar Cathedral before heading to Seaton Park.

I would recommend clicking on each image to enarge it to appreciate the scene all the more...

Tombs


and organ pipes


Stained glass windows


The ornate wooden roof


ancient artefacts


You can find our more about the building and take a virtual tour of the interior here http://www.stmachar.com/buildinghistory.htm

Let's leave the church, take a few steps away from the graveyard to the park....

A magnificent view


and a splash of colour


as we look back to the Cathedral


from the well-tended gardens


as we make our way to the secret garden....
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#95295 - 03/21/17 03:56 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Someone said
Take the path to the right from the main gate on Don Street and it leads uphill into a hidden walled garden (The old kitchen garden). During May, these 3 small secret gardens are full of colour with glorious azaleas, magnolias and lilies.

(Source https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserRe..._Scotland.html#)

We are on that path to the garden where we pass a well


and past the flowering daffodils, we can see the wall of the garden


Let's walk round the garden...


The garden was a kitchen garden next to a stable block



It is in three sections






The guardian of the garden


The daffodils remind us that spring is here




As we head to the Brig O' Balgownie...





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#95298 - Yesterday at 03:24 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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A short but pleasant circular walk, starting at the Bridge of Don via the Cottown of Balgownie and the Brig O' Balgownie and back to the Bridge of Don...


Our starting and finishing point, the Bridge of Don


Looking through the branches to the river Don and the Brig O' Balgownie in the distance


A lone seal on the banks of the Don


The rest of the colony


Looking back to the Bridge of Don




It's a bonnie bridge - the Brig O' Balgownie. It is a 13th-century bridge spanning the River Don in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland. Construction of the bridge was begun in the late 13th century by Richard Cementarius, although its completion was not until 1320 at the time of the Scottish War of Independence



It is peaceful here


A bench with a view


and what a view!


Cottown of Balgownie...
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