Chances are, if you’ve come to see me, you have walked across this little pedestrian bridge at some point, as it is a staple in our Aberdeen life.
The bridge goes over the Don River and it is how we get from where we live just north of the Don into the city center.
We walk over this bridge to go to church, to school and to get to the university.
Sometimes, if I’m being very ambitious, I walk over it to go all the way into town or to the beach.
I take friends who visit along this bridge so they can get a feel for what our daily life is like in Scotland, walking back and forth across this river, walking to buy groceries and walking along this river.
I try to remember to snap a photo of friends on this bridge whenever they visit, but sometimes I forget.
On a wet day, the boards on the bridge are slick, but the rain makes the bridge seem brighter somehow.
At night there are lights above the bridge so you can see your path.
The structure of the bridge makes little frames of the river and sky.
In every season, the landscape is different.
Some days the trees and sky are painted with mist.
At the beginning of the year, the river got so high that the bridge was damaged and it has been closed ever since. This month we have all been walking on an alternate bridge that is also open to cars, so we miss our little pedestrian bridge. We’re hoping it opens back up soon!