Saturday, 26 May 2012

Get Ahead...

Another from my Fashion in the Street series...

The amazing sunny weather today brought people out in all kinds of fabulous outfits. This girl's hat was so spectacular that people were turning to look in the street!

The sunshine makes everyone a bit braver...

I was loving the many hats on display, from cotton kiddies sunhats to straw fedoras.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Spire Time!

This is such a lovely photo I thought I'd use it as is. My second clock tower is from the lovely Ferryhill South Church of 1872. When I went to photo it I discovered the bonus of a bake and book sale was on too! We used to come here to vote but they must have re-organised so now we go on Holburn Street. As a card carrying atheist that's pretty much the only time I go in a church! I love the buildings though.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Time to Look Around

Apologies for lay-out, Blogger has been redone and I can't get the hang of it. This is the Holburn Junction Tram Shelter (now office) and is the first of my new blog project finds. The project: to find and draw clock towers around Aberdeen, especially working ones. I love a clock tower and the links they provide to days before the wrist watch, as well as being an exciting architectural punctuation to the skyline.

The Holburn Tram Shelter has an art-deco style mini tower and I love to think of people looking up at the tower and then peering along the road for their tram approaching. The building is sadly, easily overlooked, as it is unloved and right by a huge busy roundabout at Garthdee. But check it out if you are around there.

So look up today and find those clock towers where you live! Any pointers to Aberdeen clock towers would be gratefully there one near where you live?

Thursday, 3 May 2012