Aberdeen, Fittie - fisherman's cottages

    Newer Older

    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)

    Voetmann, Valpopando, Mc Shutter, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    View 3 more comments

    1. SeenyaRita 117 months ago | reply

      this is so inviting and quaint!

      i agree that light is perfect!

    2. happywanderer1 117 months ago | reply

      Yes I think they must have been a shorter generation! Lovely picture !

    3. Sparky2* 117 months ago | reply

      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!

    4. Valpopando 117 months ago | reply

      great !!! love the colors and light

    5. Voetmann 117 months ago | reply

      Ken, my suggestion was the tag(s) I added ;-)

    6. originalmulli (naomi) 117 months ago | reply

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

    7. elfinity 117 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous composition and light. You're right, the snow does add something nice to the whole image.

    8. anink marink 117 months ago | reply

      simply red! i like it!

    9. billadler 117 months ago | reply

      Wonderful streetscape. I love the perspective you used.

      Seen in 3-2-1

    10. Raúl Baena 117 months ago | reply

      Una luz muy bonita

    11. Anita & Greg 117 months ago | reply

      I'd enjoy a stroll down this street.

    12. "M" PEARL 117 months ago | reply

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

    13. Funny Fish 117 months ago | reply

      Looks like fairytale! Very!

    14. HelenJr 117 months ago | reply

      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. :-)

    15. Today is a good day 117 months ago | reply

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

    16. phyllislyon 90 months ago | reply

      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.

    17. Ehab Ben Salah 61 months ago | reply

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

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts