Posted by: christinelaennec | February 27, 2012

Walls of sky

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of February?  Even with an extra day this year, it seems to have gone by very quickly.  One of the things I enjoy about this time of year are the sunrises and sunsets, which are at times when I’m often out and about.  Here are two views of the sky against modern glassy buildings that I wanted to share with you:

February sunrise on the Park Inn building, Aberdeen.

As I’ve said before in this blog, I’m not a huge fan of the massive Park Inn building – except at this moment, when the 8:00 sunrise transformed it into such beautiful colours.  (I presume it is also useful in providing hundreds of rooms for the many visitors to our fair city.)

February sunset reflected in the Talisman Building, Aberdeen.

The Talisman Building, on the other hand, has always been a favourite of mine.  I very much like its undulating roof and green lights.  (There’s just no accounting for taste, is there?)  And here it is reflecting the sunset at the end of a February afternoon.

I wish you all a very good start to the week!



  1. The Park Inn building looks like two gold teeth in a smiling city. They are both super shots, Christine, nicely captured.

  2. Beautiful reflections in a beautiful city. Great photos! xx

  3. Fabulous capture of that instant Christine. I do love the transforming power the light had even on things you’re not always a fan of

  4. Lovely photos. The last time I was in Aberdeen I was on a ship docked right next to that new shopping centre at the docks (I forget the name of it now, is it The Square or something like that?) and the sunrise was absolutely beautiful against the walls of the buildings.

  5. It’s sometimes so glorious the way sunlight, either waxing or waning, transforms the glass of buildings. I’ll never forget how the afternoon sunshine made Vancouver’s green-glassed high rise buildings *glow*.

  6. Light is such a wonderful thing. It just makes the world feel so much better. Thank you for sharing how you’ve captured the light on the buildings.

  7. Well that’s one use for these buildings. The green roof adds an interesting touch. I wonder if they were boring or exciting for the architect to design.

  8. It is quite amazing how beauty can we found in even the ugliest of places and these photos demonstrate this so well. Got here via Occasional Scotland.

  9. what great buildings…I’m out in the country and those just fascinate me. The green roofline is amazing! Hope all is going well with your daughter. We’ve been so busy lately, I’m going back to read your posts and catch up. Have a great rest of your week!

  10. Pretty, pretty. You must be an early riser! I see the sunset with coffe in hand and jammies still on.

  11. Dear All,

    Thanks very much for your kind comments about the photos. It’s true, sometimes things we think are ugly can be transformed. Isn’t light amazing? And it’s wonderful that there is so much more of it nowadays. It’s light at 7 am now! (Kelly – I’m supposed to get up at 6:30 am but I often fail to be up quite that early…)

    Ellen and Lorna, yes it’s true these walls of glass can be really beautiful. Lorna, how interesting to approach Aberdeen from the sea! (The new shopping centre is called Union Square.)

    Claire, welcome to my corner of blogland! I can’t claim to be as talented a photographer as Linda, but I try to share what captures my fancy here in Aberdeen.

    Lisa, thanks very much for your good wishes.

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