Saturday, February 23, 2013

Slow day in Dundee

I usually travel in and out of Dundee without seeing much more that the hotel and university ... this time I'm staying for a couple of days to discover the city. Just now there is a crimson evening sky full of clouds with depth, breadth and attitude looming over the road and rail bridges that dominates this riverside city, and the background music is seagull song ... its a lovley way to relax.

I spent the morning at Verdant Works immersed in the history of jute and flax, learning about why this place was called she-city and men, kettle boilers. Passed along streets with great names like Horsewater Wynd, and by the church there was a row of granite penguins.

This afternoon I caught the bus to Broughty Ferry, wandered along the banks of the Tay

The North Carr Lightship looked wonderful in the sun today, such a fascinating structure, and most of it a raspberry rust that so belongs on an old ship.

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