Out and About – Sunday Walks

February 16, 2014

Sometimes living in the same place for so long you can take it for granted and not appreciate what is right on your doorstep….

It was a lovely sunny day today, freezing cold but perfect for a nice long walk!

Kings College Chapel Aberdeen

Kings College Chapel Aberdeen

Kings College Chapel Aberdeen

Kings College Chapel Aberdeen

Kings College Chapel Aberdeen

Kings College Chapel Aberdeen

Kings College Chapel Aberdeen

Aberdeen University Old Aberdeen

Aberdeen University Old Aberdeen

Old Aberdeen

Old Aberdeen

Old Aberdeen


  • Reply basmae February 18, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Wow, these pictures are amazing!!
    Which city where these photos taken in?

    • Reply Mary February 18, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      These where taken in Aberdeen, Scotland, it is around some of the area known as Old Aberdeen.

  • Reply fenalpha February 19, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Wow, That archway is so beautiful. You’re right we never notice the things around us. Maybe I’ll start looking now and go for a picnic or something! 🙂

    • Reply Mary February 19, 2014 at 12:44 am

      I know its just lovely around there 🙂 Always look up, its my top tip when traveling or visiting a new place you miss the most amazing things on corners of building etc by not looking up enough 😉

  • Reply sbailey757 February 26, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Very beautiful pictures. This is true that we never notice what is right in front of us. I had a friend come from out-of-town and she commented how nice the foliage is here in Virginia, I hardly noticed and I drive past it every day. Sometimes you do indeed have to stop and smell the roses.

    • Reply Mary February 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed the post! 🙂

  • Reply coffee March 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    These pictures are beautiful! I would love to visit a castle someday. Is it open to the public? Are there tours? It makes me wonder what kind of dramas filled those hallways and courtyard. What a life it must have been back in those days.

    • Reply Mary March 3, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks so glad you enjoyed the photos 🙂 Well we have lots of castles in Scotland so you would be spoilt for choice if you come and visit. The place in the photos is actually not a castle but a church, it is part of the University of Aberdeen, it is called Kings College Chapel. I am sure there would have been lots of drama’s filling these historic courtyards it really is beautiful. They have services during term time and the Chapel is available for weddings to graduates of the University, graduates of Robert Gordons University, members of staff and their families. You can also visit Mon-Fri 🙂

      • Reply coffee March 3, 2014 at 11:25 pm

        Well even for a church it’s a beautiful building. It’s cool that they offer weddings and still use it to do services. I’m not really a church person, but if I were in Scotland I wouldn’t mind attending one to admire the interior of the building. 🙂 I’m in the US, and I wish we had buildings have as cool as the ones you have in Europe.

  • Reply Nikkishea21 December 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    This is so true.

    Sometimes you pass things on a daily basis and you do not take notice of them until a stranger comes along. The stranger may lament so much at the beauty or the rareness of the building or the scene that you pass so often, that is the only time that you really take notice and look at the things around.

    I am a nature lover and i always take notice of the mountains ans rivers and just at some of the way that the surrounding just tie into itself in an immaculate way. I take walks when i can but sometimes i do not really have the time and time just flashes by, i like this kind of activity though.

    My Country is very beautiful and tourism is one of the largest product for the country so you can just imagine the beauty that they are all after here. It is strange though to know that the locals do not go to most of the resorts or places branded as being tourist attractions for their beauty.

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