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Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighbourhood

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This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is:

To kick this off, grab your phone and head out the door. That’s right — get on your feet and go outside to explore — and document — where you live. I want to see your neighborhood: The path you take for your daily morning run. Your local coffee shop or dive bar. The nearby alley of street and community art. A shot of the intersection that perfectly captures the bustle of your own corner of town. Or a serene landscape view of your village.

Regular readers of my blog will know that I live in abject poverty so it’s hard for me to afford food, let alone swanky mobile phones with cameras. Therefore, for this week’s challenge, I’m sharing my neighbourhood of old; the town where young Addy used to rampage around the streets being all cheeky, happy and a wee bit naughty.

This is Portlethen…and don’t worry if you’ve never heard of it, few people ever have! ;)

Portlethen

My old street; My old house; The ‘no ball games’ sign we used to completely ignore; The town hall (and site of my first school disco); My old primary school; The church I once won a competition painting a picture of…inspirational, isn’t it! :p

“When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood”
~ Sam Ewing ~

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27 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighbourhood

  1. Wonderful pictures. :) Thanks so much for the pingback.

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  2. Interesting photos. Great composition too. Where is this place?

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    • Thanks for the comment! :)

      Portlethen is a town in Scotland, about ten miles south of Aberdeen. It was a fairly quiet and uneventful place when I was growing up there. When I went back a few years ago nothing much had changed other than it had grown at an exponential rate.

      I used to miss it, but my return trip made me realise just how true the quote is! :)

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  18. Beautifully written. Your hometown looks like scenes from a movie. Thanks for sharing.
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