In Aberdeen

As the headline says, I’m currently in Scotland in the city of Aberdeen.

Sorry about the extended radio silence, but the hotel only offers 30 minutes of free WiFi per day and that is primarily reserved for important e-mails, crucial searches, etc… By comparison, blogging is fairly low priority. And if I owe you an e-mail, sorry, but I’ll reply once I get back on Thursday.

Anyway, I’m enjoying myself here in the silver city (so-called because it’s almost entirely built from grey granite, which looks silvery when the sun is shining). The harbour is located pretty much in the middle of the city, which is rare. Antwerp in Belgium is the only city that comes to mind where the harbour is also located right in the middle of the city. The weather is surprisingly good, considering Aberdeen is at the same latitude is Southern Norway. Once I get back, I’ll have plenty of photos of buildings, castles, scenery, coasts, ships, etc…

I also bought a bunch of books and played with some e-readers.

I actually managed to watch a whole episode of Downton Abbey last night. God, that show is dull. It has a similar effect on me as Chekhov plays. Dull upper class people doing dull things to the point that you hope for the Russian revolution to break out and the revolutionaries shooting them all. Or alternatively – since the Russian revolution isn’t an option for Downton Abbey – you find yourself hoping for the Daleks to swoop in and exterminate everybody.

Meanwhile, Merlin is just plain bad.

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9 Responses to In Aberdeen

  1. Sherwood says:

    Looking forward to the photos!

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