The Duthie Park is a beautiful Victorian park by the River Dee in Aberdeen. It was gifted to the city in 1880 by Miss Elizabeth Duthie, and was formally opened in 1883 by Princess Alexandra. It is still a favourite place for Aberdonians to visit, and I like how they refer to it always with the “The”. Aren’t these pink granite swans on the fountain elegant?
The water was frozen solid, as was the boating pond beyond. The River Dee was flowing past the second row of trees.
In the summer the park has beautiful flower beds, and at all times of year the glass-houses of the Winter Gardens are an amazing experience. But the Dafter and I braved the cold. She is making slow progress, and was able to walk around the circumference of the park with me. She took this beautiful photograph of the sun setting in the southwest:
We were last here in the summer, when there was a band playing in the gazebo:
But with the temperature hovering around freezing, it was best to keep moving!
And in case you missed it, I’m giving a copy of “Amish Proverbs” away – see my last post if you’re interested.