The following are just a few photographs of Union Terrace Gardens and the surrounding area. One can see a number of stalls running along Union Terrace, these are of a market that is held every three months, selling everything from rugs and pottery, to garden furniture, sweets, cakes, fruit and the like. One can expect this area to dramatically change in the coming years with plans afoot to double the surface area of the gardens and create amenities for concerts, artistic installations & even ice skating. Even though these photographs were taken in May at the time of the Market when many thousands of people descend on Union Terrace one can see that very little use was being made of the gardens, even though as you can see from the sunlight in the photographs that is was quite a wonderful day.
A meeting to discuss some of the plans on the Union Terrace Gardens project was held this evening starting around 18:20 at RGU:Union. This was attended by a fairly small crowd, though made up of several nationalities. A general overview of the plans were presented & an airing of the recently released video fly through (see previous post). Some concerns were raised regarding the need to remove a good number of the trees, perhaps some of these may be preserved, it is however planned to more than double the number of existing trees in the gardens as they stand now. The meeting concluded at 19:05 with some refreshments.