Tuesday, 20 October 2009

My World---Abernethy from the top of the Tower.

What better place to view our village than from the top of the Celtic Tower, dating from Pictish times, which stands in the centre of the village. The key for the entrance door, bottom left, can be obtained from the little coffee shop opposite. It can hardly be described as "handy handbag size" but I think this one in the photo is a reproduction. Also the top of the tower is accessed via a very sturdy spiral steel stairway. I was dizzy by the time I reached the top. My aching legs took hours to recover as well.
You can just make out that the old houses, in the centre of the village, have no front gardens but have fairly long, narrow back gardens. The old school has been turned into flats, as has the old Free Church farther to the edge of the village.
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9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful, historical looking place! I love the key! Glad I don't have to carry on my key chain though! Thanks for sharing your beautiful world!

Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Gail said...

Love the pictures.

Strange thing, I drew an open door with a large key last night.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful view from the tower. Doe sthe key unlock something?

Pyatshaw said...

The key unlocks the door at the foot of the tower!

Eleanor said...

A wonderful view of a historic town. Certainly the key is a little big for one's pocket but at that size it will be easy to find! I am always misplacing my key. I always find it a little sad when churches are no longer used and are 'recycled'.

Marian said...

Well done for making it to the top of the tower. Looks like the views were worth it

Chris said...

I really enjoyed my trip round your village. That key would be hard to lose. I feel for your knees but it was worth the effort to show Abernethy from such an unusual angle.

Lawstude said...

great view from up there. thanks for sharing.

Janie said...

How cool to live in a village with its own Celtic tower with the key available to locals in the next door shop!
A unique and lovely place.