After Emma had showed me a picture of a disused quarry a couple of weeks ago, we took a drive up Inverurie way that weekend to a place called Tillyfourie where said quarry apparently was and then tried to find the place. Continue reading Tillyfourie Quarry
I was setting up some posts in my drafts, and noticed this Haddo House draft post from over a year ago, which for some reason I hadn’t bother to post, so I figured I might as well, there’s no harm in that, considering all the text and images were already laid out.
If you’re ever out that north of Aberdeen way, then definitely swing by and check it out!
Still trying to make use of those longer summer nights whenever possible, I wanted to park the car at the beach and take a stroll round the harbour and up into the bottom end of the city centre (Emma will tell you it was her idea), so I took the camera and the trusty 24-70mm and off we went.
I guess when I first started this blog over three years ago, it was to be used as a place to post my images of sneakers, and write about sneakers for anyone who cared to spend some time having a look, but since I’ve been working at HANON for the last 9 months or so, I shoot so many pairs of sneakers a day, so for my this blog, sneaker content has been lacking as it’s either been for work or on NB Gallery.
So rather than when I used to head out in the evenings to shoot my recent sneaker pick-ups, or pairs from my collection, that’s taken a bit of a backseat, and instead of focussed on exploring Aberdeen and surrounding areas more in my spare time.
Anyway, there’s one place that’s I’ve spent a considerable amount of time at over the last 9 months because of work, and as lame as it sounds, that’s a car park in the city centre… It offers everything I need to be able to shoot sneakers in any condition, so rather than shooting some sneakers, I took some shots of the car park itself.
Trying to make the most of the long days and light nights, as well as the lack of rain for a change, we turned off the F1 and the tennis, and we headed north of Aberdeen to Fyvie – a small village in Aberdeenshire, to check out Fyvie Castle.
This post is as close to home as it gets, and will mean absolutely nothing to anyone outside of Aberdeen, and although it’s probably 20 years too late, the Third Don Crossing is finally open, so we went to check it out.
There’s not much to say about it to be honest, there’s still quite a bit of development to go, but the main bridge is open, so at least that’s something.
So we were on YouTube the other night watching videos of people exploring abandoned places, and that got us thinking about spots that are abandoned around where we stay.
There isn’t much, but there’s this one place, and this one place is very well known.
When I was a little younger, maybe around 7 years or so ago, there always used to be talk about this abandoned hospital, and how people would drive out to visit it in the night, and of course, every time without fail they always made the point of saying just how scary it was.