The man from Aberdeen was a local entrepreneur who bemoaned the Council allowing this (foreground) structure commemorating the Scottish Kings to fall into such disrepair. He spoke of the tunnels under market square that have existed for hundreds of years. He pointed out the church where Bonnie Prince Charles went down to the basement and rode his horse through the tunnels to the docks and safety.
Back from the Islands August 23rd 2015 Geo: 57.1475, -2.09539The ferry docked in Aberdeen at 7am, after a comfortable 12hr crossing. We were temporarily flummoxed by a lack of Internet connection (the ferry wi-fi was rubbish) and no downloaded Google maps to use. We (Robyn) got talking to a gent while we were looking at the Aberdeen Castle Gate. This fellow was a local who had an opinion on everything, and barely drew breath betwe ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Aberdeenshire » Aberdeen Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more