Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Meston Walk

I previously described one of my walks to school in a couple of poems. I take that route from the top of Sunnybank hill where my boys go to school. But the more direct route is right behind our house, and avoids the hill altogether. It is Meston walk, and I want you to walk it with me today.





And once on the top floor of the library, this is what you see out the window beside the Karl Barth section. In the foreground is the Meston Building (the Chemistry department) and behind that is King's college (the crown tower is the most visible projection). Behind that is Pittodrie Stadium (at center) and behind that the North Sea (yes you can actually see it there).
I'm supposed to get an office in King's College sometime soon, but until then, this is where I'm camping out. I hear the law library has better facilities, however, so I may venture over there and try to blend in. Anyway, just thought I'd share Meston walk with you.

10 comments:

forrest said...

I love this post.

Funny, how the view from the top floor of the library there looks so similar to the top floor view of the library here.

Stewart said...

It just makes me want to grab a good book, take a walk, then set down in any one of those places a read a spell.

Matthew A. Wilkinson said...

Rooftops are magical. Vast uninhabited spaces in the middle of thriving cities.

I enjoyed this post very much.

ErinOrtlund said...

So great to see these photos! Sounds like you all are settling in well and enjoying yourselves already.

Jon Coutts said...

thanks all. . .

that's a great comment about rooftops. . .

mclaren.ic said...

I sat in that same spot in the library ... great view from there. Hope all is going well in Aberdeen.
-Ian

Darren said...

I love this walk. Thanks, Jon!

Hey, and I found your blog! (Turns out you already found mine ... thanks for the linkage.) Here's to the next three years of journeying together.

Jon Coutts said...

Hey Ian; Darren. Thanks for finding me.

Tony Tanti said...

Nice, these pics wouldn't load for me for the longest time but it finally worked today. Looks great.

Ian Meston said...

Damn, I wish I'd checked that out when I was in Scotland!