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Saturday
May082010

Grey-nit City

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.

Reader Comments (12)

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

May 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoesbox

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

May 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoesbox

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.

May 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterintlxpatr

all that grey is depressing :( even the sea looks grey :(

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

Was it due to the volcanic ash?

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

It is, yes. But it's also a very boring colour :)
Thanks for the nice words.

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

:)
Sounds dark and mysterious...

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

No. It's the granite stones used in the buildings!

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

oh my it's so .. grey!!

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

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterQ80BOY

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!

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

They hardly have any concrete... That's our speciality :) It's all natural local granite.

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

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. :)

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

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