We actually visited Craigellachie Bridge last year, and I thought I had done a blog post on it, I can even remember writing it, but apparently I never, maybe I deleted it or something, so let’s just consider this the do-over!
On our way back from Fochabers the other week, we went through Craigellachie to check out the bridge and get some better shots than last time, but unfortunately, someone had pitched their tent right on the little beach area below the bridge which gives the most perfect view of the bridge, so we couldn’t shoot there.
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Shortly after the Diamond Bridge opening, otherwise known as the long awaited Third Don Crossing, we took a quick trip past to check it out, but the other night, myself and Emma braved life ruining hayfever, and went a wander through some of the surrounding areas, like the woods in between Campus 2 and 3 of the Balgownie Science & Technology Campus, and the Grandholm footbridge, which is currently closed unfortunately.
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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.
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Utilising the Italian Train service once again, we hopped on a train and made our way to Florence from Pisa, a relatively short journey, gave me some time to try and edit pics too which is always good. Tried to take a chunk out of the inevitably large amount of images I’d have to go through when I got home.
Arriving in Florence in the middle of the day probably wasn’t the best idea though, as it was roasting, much hotter than it had been in both Rome and Pisa. With our screenshots of Apple Maps in hand, we made our way to the hotel, and had to wing it a little as I may have taken us up the wrong street, even with directions.
Anyway, we eventually made it to Hotel Pendini, which is where we would be staying for the next 4 nights. A lovely hotel sitting right on the Piazza della Repubblica, and next door to the Hard Rock Cafe, with Louis Vuitton across the road too if you fancied a spot of shopping.
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