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Strolling around Aberdeen from Seaton´s Garden to skyscrapers

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.

Strolling around Aberdeen from Seaton´s Garden to skyscrapers

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.

The old Brig o' Balgownie in Aberdeen, a stunning stone bridge.

Along the river Don, I walked towards the mouth of the Don. Seeing the ocean on one side and Aberdeen on the other one.

Strolling around Aberdeen from Seaton´s Garden to skyscrapers

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!

Aberdeen beach goes on for miles, what a beautiful summer´s day to spend in the sea

Aberdeen beach goes on for miles, what a beautiful summer´s day to spend in the sea

The next day I came back to the beach and brought the beautiful dancer Eilidh with me…

Destination photography Scotland by Ursula Schmitz photography, travel and portrait

Footdee – “Fittie”

Right next to Aberdeen harbour is Foodee, Fittie, a charming little fishing village in the middle of the city.

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)

Right next to Aberdeen harbour is Foodee, Fittie, a charming little fishing village in the middle of the city.

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.

Right next to Aberdeen harbour is Foodee, Fittie, a charming little fishing village in the middle of the city.

Right next to Aberdeen harbour is Foodee, Fittie, a charming little fishing village in the middle of the city.Eilidh dancing through Fittie, a charmin fishing village in Aberdeen.

 

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