Lost Aberdeen

Featured image: A traffic warden watches suspiciously as a Volkswagen Golf reverses out of an illegal parking space. This image, from approximately 1984, was shot in Aberdeen city centre. The soup kitchen is long gone. Replaced – last time I looked – by an expensive designer candle shop.

Ships tied up in Aberdeen Harbour. You used to be able to wander round the harbour. No more. Today, it’s closed off, inaccessible. That’s progress.

Vicca’s ice cream hut on the beach. Sadly, no longer there. Long since replaced by chain restaurants. Visiting Vicca’s Ices was a favorite childhood memory.

The old Co-Op Arcade. Demolished many years ago, though the brutalist building which replaced it still stands.

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