This area of the world is well known for the bitter winter and snow but it is also a beautiful place to be, I took a few snaps of the area whilst I was there to show you how different it is there to the Middle East where I now live. Most of my readers are International and won’t know where Banff is or what it looks like but they do say a picture tells a thousand words. (Is that the right phrase? I’m disputing it with Bob just now but you get what I mean…)
Banff is well known for the history in the area and the first castle was built in 1163 AD to protect from Viking invaders. It has it’s own harbor and well known for fishing amungst several other things.
The history is still there if you look closely, sometimes very closely. Like this for example- A hotel dating back to 1801 is now a take away pizza shop.. Or the stables for the horses belonging to the castle is now a pub on Low Street.
This is hubby at the door to ‘Home Bakery’, even the doors are tiny here!
This photo is from my neck of the woods near Inverurie but you will get the jist of the cloudy weather and there is still even some snow left on the ground.