I do love this time of year in Aberdeen, the weeks building up to Christmas and before that, the shortest day. Less than two weeks now until the trend to darkness begins to reverse! Here are a few snaps of recent winter sights here:
This house is one of an entire terrace of houses – but if you look carefully, you can see that its neighbour to the right is made of pink granite. I like how the grey and the pink interweave at the join! Karen recently commented that the sparkling granite must look pretty in the winter light – and it does! It’s hard for me to get a photo that shows the sparkles (though I think I nearly succeeded in this post last winter), but perhaps this gives you some idea:
I don’t know if you can make it out, but I was walking up the road the other day and was delighted to see a faint rainbow over a ship in the harbour:
The Christmas lights are very pretty here, although some of the lights on Union Street were ripped from their moorings by the hurricane we had on Thursday (86 mph winds in Aberdeen). Luckily no-one was hurt. Below is Robert Gordon’s College, all decked out. In the foreground is Major General Charles George Gordon, a colonial who was killed in Khartoum in 1885. I always wonder what Sudanese people living in Aberdeen feel when walking past this statue.
The Music Hall is looking similarly festive:
And winter is of course the best time to appreciate some of the stunning stained glass in the city:
This morning, we’ve woken up to a dusting of snow – the first of the year! The Dafter is hoping there will soon be more.
I wish you all a very good weekend!