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Dundee

Postby Lucky Poet » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:16 am

I washed up here the other week. I have a major soft spot for the place, but I guess I'm biased. Nothing particularly 'hidden' about these, but I hope you like...
In the Howff, which arguably has the best name of any graveyard in Scotland:
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Emerald City just out of shot?
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Tay Bridge Ramones reference gone awry:
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Rescue me:
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I'm not sure why I took this. Note the photogenic shopping trolley at the bottom left:
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I'll not insult your intelligence by saying what this is:
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Glasgow's not alone in having that roads on stilts thing going on:
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Mystery big door thing:
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Re: Dundee

Postby Squigster » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:22 pm

A view over Dundee taken from a two seater Cessna

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A trip i'll always remember
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Re: Dundee

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:11 pm

Squigster, I am envious as hell. That looks like great fun, and I can see my aunt's place from up there!
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Re: Dundee

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:46 pm

Dundee issit? Yi jist took that to far. ::):

Nice photos, It's on my 'to do' list.
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Re: Dundee

Postby Dot » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:48 pm

Nice photos.

My son had to go to a Boys Brigade service on Sunday night and believe it or not guest speaker was from The Logie Church in Dundee and was chaplain to Dundee Football Club.
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Re: Dundee

Postby Whangie » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:22 pm

I really enjoyed those photo's - Dundee is one of my favourite parts of Scotland.
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Re: Dundee

Postby onyirtodd » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:11 am

The last time I set out for Dundee I got cold feet at Perth and chickened out.
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Re: Dundee

Postby Whangie » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:28 pm

Lmfao at what Onyirtodd said! Having talked up Dundee in my previous post I do concede that liking Dundee is an acquired taste and certainly doesnt seem to be the norm amongst people I've met!
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Re: Dundee

Postby John » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:31 pm

Dundee is a fantastic place for a visit. I was lucky enough to spend some time working there a few years ago and loved it.

Well worth a day out with a camera.
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Re: Dundee

Postby onyirtodd » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:26 am

Whangie wrote:Lmfao at what Onyirtodd said! Having talked up Dundee in my previous post I do concede that liking Dundee is an acquired taste and certainly doesnt seem to be the norm amongst people I've met!



Prompted by this thread I contacted a pal in Grotty Ferry and arranged to meet her in Perth yesterday lunchtime. Many thanks to First Scotrail for making haveitaway day tickets so affordable.
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Re: Dundee

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:01 am

Here's more, just for the hell of it. Some are a few years old, before I figured out how to work a camera properly...

The Law fi my Aunt's flat:
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I can see Broughty Ferry from here:
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War memorial:
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Tay Bridge etc blah blah:
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Big lum, being Cox's Stack, in Lochee. (Some cracking countryside not far from the city too.):
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It takes two. Twa shite futba clubs:
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"It is a very long bridge":
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Tay Street:
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Back in the Howff, with the top of D. C. Thomson's pad peeking over the trees:
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Decayed bits:
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Janet Smith RIP:
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Howff seagulls. Taken from under a tree after the one on the left started dive-bombing me :evil: :
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Non-pearly gates, made from that strange soapy mud-coloured sandstone that characterises older Dundee:
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Ciao!
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Re: Dundee

Postby Whangie » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:57 am

Excellent photo's. I particularly liked the one of the Tay rail bridge from above the Tay - was that one taken from Dundee Law?
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Re: Dundee

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:39 am

Cheers, glad you liked them :D
It was indeed from up the Law Hill. Bloody freezing it was too, in the middle of February 2007. (The not-up-the-Law ones were from the end of May this year. I got slightly sunburned, which sounds a bit outlandish at the moment!)
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Re: Dundee

Postby Bing Buzby » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:10 pm

Dear old Dundee. The photo of the underside of the road bridge is amazing.

In the days before pooper scoppers were the norm the biggest problem West Coast natives found in Dundee was the landmines. Doesn't rain as much as we are used to, so the dog keech has a longer pavement life.
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Re: Dundee

Postby Lucky Poet » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:29 pm

Bing Buzby wrote:Dear old Dundee. The photo of the underside of the road bridge is amazing.

In the days before pooper scoppers were the norm the biggest problem West Coast natives found in Dundee was the landmines. Doesn't rain as much as we are used to, so the dog keech has a longer pavement life.

Thanks :D
I heard once it's just about the driest place in Scotland right enough, which I dare say would be a strange thing for all you 'rain town' folks. It's a sadly overlooked wee city, but like I said I'm biased.
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