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#95836 - 04/14/18 02:50 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Nuart Aberdeen, a new international platform, is designed to not only present the most interesting and relevant Street Art of its time, but to also activate and inspire an emergent local scene whilst encouraging creative collaborations with twin city Stavanger. (http://2018.nuartaberdeen.co.uk/)

It was quite a trek around town to gather the photos of the street art. Fortunately it was a reasonable day...

The sky was blue


and cloudless


We move on from the first collection to the next set of artwork, some of which are from last year's Nuart. As we go we pass through some historic streets












and ahead, something a bit larger...


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#95837 - 04/15/18 03:08 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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I managed to get the camper van out for a run yesterday so headed up to Peterhead to give it a decent workout...

Here I am parked up above the Lido


The view is good from here as it looks across the bay


The Lido Caravan Site in the foreground


Looking towards the marina and boat houses


Heading to town. We'll stop and have a look at the memorial in the next post.


Meanwhile, back in Aberdeen, the tour of the Nuart exhibits continues. Brought to Aberdeen by the team behind Stavanger’s internationally renowned Nuart Festival, the award-winning festival returns to the Granite City for its second year.

The maritime heritage of the city is celebrated


and recent history's oil explosion




We move on through the graveyard


To a roof top garden to see the next piece of art


The Sunday Snaps from around Scotland can be viewed here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-43666930

I hope you have had a good week and a good weekend. The weather has picked up a bit here in the North East of Scotland during the last couple of days which makes being out and about a lot more pleasurable. All the best for the new week.

Peterhead, Painted Doors and paper monsters...




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#95838 - 04/16/18 02:51 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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As we wall from the Lido car park to the town centre of Peterhead, we pass by The Peterhead Fishermen's Memorial

It is difficult to see at a distance


But interesting close up


It was funded by public subscription


and unveiled by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal

Its unveiling was in 2001


We move from memorial art to street art and the Nuart Festival currently taking place in Aberdeen...

Developed in collaboration with Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council, Nuart Aberdeen provides a platform for local, national and international artists to showcase their work through a series of site-specific murals, installations, interventions, and temporary exhibitions.

In the roof top garden we find a painted door


You will see a few painted doors in these posts - Painted Doors is a scheme which has seen artists brush up spaces around the city


It started in 2016


The we come across this...


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#95839 - 04/16/18 02:53 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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#95840 - 04/17/18 02:33 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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I had not been up to Peterhead in a while so it was good to be back there sampling the sights and sounds...

On the Lido, looking back to the caravan site and the Scottish Maritime Academy beyond


A stony shore


A sandy shore (Puppet on a String?)


Washed up wood with animal-like features


Memorial to those killed in WWI


Meanwhile, back in Aberdeen we are on the Nuart trail...

Part of the view from the rooftop garden


As we move on past St Nicholas Kirk


We encounter these stained glass window works




and another painted door
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#95842 - Yesterday at 02:50 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Visiting Peterhead during a run out in the van...

In the town centre, the benches as boats celebrate the town's maritime history


Similarly the fisher wife statue made of bronze of a fish-wife and little girl. Named 'Fisher Jessie', Fisher wives like Jessie would travel into the rural areas around the town hawking fish from their creels on their backs or exchanging it for agricultural produce, which they would carry in the basket.



Field-Marshal Keith was born at Inverugie Castle on the outskirts of Peterhead in 1696. . Of a prominent Jacobite family he took part in both the 1715 and 1719 risings following which he went into exile on the continent.Here he served as a mercenary in the armies of Spain, Russia and finally Prussia where Frederick the Great made him a Field-Marshal. He served with distinction in the 'Seven Years War'but was shot at Hochkirk in 1758.


The Peterhead granite plinth summarises this


Back in Aberdeen at the Nuart Festival, we are in Correction Wynd. Thus was the location of The House of Correction, founded in 1637 on the initiative of Provost Jaffray, stood nearby until 1711.


It provided lodging and employment in the cloth industry for vagrants and delinquents






We'll head through the tunnel under Union Street to The Green to view more art work











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#95843 - Today at 02:37 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are in The Green in Aberdeen looking at the Nuart 2018 exhibits...

A black and white offering




This has been much photographed


Cute


Interesting


Out and about in the van....

I went to Boddam after being in Peterhead to see how busy the harbour was.


Many of the boats were still on dry land


There was a slight swell


The tarry sheds were still locked up for the winter


Three boats were in the water
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