Aberdeen, Fittie - fisherman's cottages

With just a little dusting of snow to make it all look more interesting!

 

Look close - I guess that people were much shorter in those days. Either that or they bumped their heads a lot.

 

If I recal right - these cottages only have windows that face away from the sea (maybe I have the wrong street) because it would be too damn wild in a winter storm to have windows exposed to the elements on the other side. (See the photos post tomorrow)

  • SeenyaRita PRO 8y

    this is so inviting and quaint!

    i agree that light is perfect!
  • happywanderer1 8y

    Yes I think they must have been a shorter generation! Lovely picture !
  • Michelle Kerr 8y

    Nice composition and such pretty light.

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  • Susan PRO 8y

    Wow - amazing light and color!! Both pics are great and I agree, the sepia tone gives it a timeless quality...but this.... feels really special!
  • Valerio P. 8y

    great !!! love the colors and light
  • Jesper Voetmann Mikkelsen 8y

    Ken, my suggestion was the tag(s) I added ;-)
  • Naomi 8y

    Beautiful light, this was so appealing from the thumb. The street leading out of sight and into the light is wonderfully framed.
  • elfinity PRO 8y

    Gorgeous composition and light. You're right, the snow does add something nice to the whole image.
  • Maciej Lewandowski 8y

  • anink marink 8y

    simply red! i like it!
  • Bill Adler PRO 8y

    Wonderful streetscape. I love the perspective you used.

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  • Raúl Baena Casado 8y

    Una luz muy bonita
  • mo PRO 8y

    sentimental!
  • Anita & Greg 8y

    I'd enjoy a stroll down this street.
  • "M" PEARL PRO 8y

    Red is the focal point. I love the lighting and the setting - what a beautiful picture.
  • Saskia 8y

    Looks like fairytale! Very!
  • Helen Johnson 8y

    Ken, as many times happens, you sent me scurrying off to learn something new. "What" I wondered "is a fittie?" I found a great article on the village here www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/ACCI/nmsruntime/saveasdialog.asp?...

    It seems those door colors and sheds were the only opportunity they had to differentiate themselves. Thanks for the lesson. :-)
  • Ken Douglas PRO 8y

    Very interesting Helen - thanks. I should have suspected that it was an official historic area.
  • phyllislyon 6y

    Maybe I am a bit late in commenting - since these photos were loaded 2 years ago, but I just came across them. One of these houses is mine, the one with white window surrounds, just before the tall one which is known affectionately in Fittie as The Tower of Babel. I love the picture as it catches the light so beautifully. I was looking online for Fittie pictures as I had just written a review for Leopard mag of a wee souvenir book "Fittie 200, Images of Fittie in the year 2008, to mark the bicentenary of the building of Fittie village in 1808" isbn 978-0-9561954-0-1.
  • Ehab Ben Salah 4y

    Look how the light bounces off the the house's roof.Stunning<3
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