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Reasons why I love University of Aberdeen 
15th-Aug-2007 12:59 pm
university of aberdeen
Today, I discovered three things that are interesting to me.

1. EAT@Crombie isn't open until noon in the summer.
this led to two other things

2. While walking up College Bounds to buy some milk to put in my afternoon coffee, a plum hit me on the head.
That's right, there's a plum tree in front of the Humanity Manse. I ate three of them. Yum.

3. On the way back to E@C, I noticed a tiny little sign that said 'Snow Kirk'. It's now a cemetary.
It's tucked between Crombie, a car park, and some houses. I feel full of squee when I come across new things I'd not seen here before.
Apparently, the little kirk was started to be the parish church when Old Aberdeen became the Burgh of Barony. I did recognize one grave stone, that of Gilbert Menzies, a Catholic. (I recognized the name because he's one of the provosts of Aberdeen about the time the university got started.)

Speaking of things I'd not seen before, the Townhouse at Old Aberdeen is now open to the public.
Currently, there are a few paintings on display. I believe they have plans to make it a bit more of an attraction.

Also, I should take more pictures of Old Aberdeen. It's truly like living in a renaissance town sometimes. :)
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15th-Aug-2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
I've read something called The Crown and Gown if that's what you're thinking of.

I saw the kitty about a week ago. He was sunning himself on the paving stones by Orchard Walk. :)
15th-Aug-2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
Randomly. My cousin is getting married in Aberdeen in 2009. I look forward to seeing the sights!
15th-Aug-2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
Well, I'll still be here then. If no one else volunteers, I'm apparently a pretty good tour guide. :)
15th-Aug-2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'll let you know!
15th-Aug-2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
Such a beautiful university and such a fantastic city.

I stayed in Crombie once when I was presenting a paper at a symposium at the uni. When my husband was a student there, he stayed at Hillhead, says Crombie was for all the richies.
15th-Aug-2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
oh i would love to see those pictures
it's difficult for me to convince anyone about old town in Aberdeen being one of the most idyllic campuses

i heard that Marischal College got sold to Aberdeen City Council

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16th-Aug-2007 06:26 am (UTC)
What beautiful places. Makes me want to go there! :)
16th-Aug-2007 08:48 am (UTC)
I should take more pictures of Old Aberdeen.
I hope you do! I'm looking foward :)
16th-Aug-2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
ABSOLUTELY! You know I would love to see a lot :)

I was just going to ask you what kirk was but I kinda got it had something to do with a church? Why I ask? Because the Finnish word for a church is kirkko. Interesting.

A plum tree at the campus, I loved that, and the image of being hit on the head with a ripe plum falling down. Any new ideas on physics with that? ;)
20th-Aug-2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
That's an interesting Scottish/Finnish connection. :)

I am terrible at physics, so no. Heh.

I'm going to try to do a lot of picture taking when the fam is here in a few days.
21st-Aug-2007 05:38 am (UTC)
Yay, more to see soon :)
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