I continued my walk through Seaton Park. From the River Don to the Walled Garden and further up to Brig o’ Balgownie, the Bridge of Don.
Brig o’ Balgownie
The Bridge of Don is Scotland’s oldest medieval bridge, which dates back to 1286 and took about forty years to complete.
Today the bridge is something of a landmark for students at the nearby University of Aberdeen, as it is the place from which many successful graduates jump upon completion of their courses. (Atlas Obscura)
That sounds like a more dangerous tradition than the one in Vienna when you walk down the main staircase in front of the University after you have finished your studies.
Along the river Don, I walked towards the mouth of the Don. Seeing the ocean on one side and Aberdeen on the other one.
Beach of Aberdeen
The beach of Aberdeen goes on for miles I think I walked around 1 hour along the seaside and it was such a beautiful summer´s day!
The next day I came back to the beach and brought the beautiful dancer Eilidh with me…
Footdee – “Fittie”
Right between the beach and Aberdeen harbour lies Footdee, called “Fittie”, a charming little fishing village with the cutest little houses. A mixture of lovely cottages and quirky outbuildings.
rows of almost uniform mid-19th century cottages, organised in neat little squares. The planned community was originally built to re-home the city’s fishermen who were living in poor quality housing around the harbour area. The design dates back to 1809 and was the concept of renowned local architect John Smith who is more famously known for his alterations to Balmoral Castle. (Adventures around Scotland)
The outhouses and shed were built on a common green within each square but as the residents needed more space for fishing gear and washrooms they built all the different and colourfull sheds and outhouses.
Today there is a lovely sense of community and it must be a beautiful oasis to live, right by the sea and still protected from the winds by the way the cottages were built.