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My wife and I visited Aberdeen a few years ago, and my limited memory of our visit is of a very grey city.  As my plane landed, I could see the long beach, the river, and grey!  Rows and rows of buildings and homes covered with local granite.

I reached Aberdeen late afternoon and went for a wonder around town – to catch the last light of the day.  I walked the length of Union Street and on to the beach, where colour came back to the party.

The above image is not processed to produce the selective colour… It’s what you see standing in the same spot. The sea breeze was a welcome break before my walk back.  I needed to sleep well for the 4am start the next morning.

12 Comments

  1. Gray is a neutral, balanced color. It is a cool, conservative color but your photos are EXTREMELY Amazing Great Job!

  2. Grey is a neutral, balanced color. It is a cool, conservative color but your photos are EXTREMELY Amazing Great Job!

    • It is, yes. But it’s also a very boring colour🙂
      Thanks for the nice words.

  3. LOL, grey granite enhanced by grey overcast skies! Thank God for a spot of color on the beach!

    There is a town in France (actually, one I love) called Salers, and the entire town has big black slate shingles on their roofs. The whole town looks black. It’s a sweet little town, though, with people dedicated to historical preservation, and having a wonderful time with it. Also, wonderful cheese – Cantal.

    • Mathai
    • Posted 10 May 2010 at 5:26 am
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    all that grey is depressing😦 even the sea looks grey😦

  4. Was it due to the volcanic ash?

    • No. It’s the granite stones used in the buildings!

      • I still want to visit it. As long as there are nice people and hot tea or coffee, it should be a warm place. I was a geoscientist, so I love all kinds of stones. It is pretty still. 🙂

  5. oh my it’s so .. grey!!

    thank god they have beaches .. or they would have had high suicide rates or something😛

  6. Too much grey and concrete for my liking! They seriously need to add some color to the city to make it more refreshing and less depressing!

    • They hardly have any concrete… That’s our speciality🙂 It’s all natural local granite.


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