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Charlotte Juarez's Going Home
Discovering Dundee - A Photo Album Walk - Page 2

A Harris Girl taken in the Overgate shopping center which is located between the Old Overgate and the Nethergate – I don’t believe I ever looked this good – coming from my old school, I’m sure she’s getting a great education

A view of the Howff graves. The children were really taken by the number of seagulls in Dundee; this one was stamping his feet on the wet earth to attract worms to the surface. Never know what you’ll see or learn during a wee walk around Dundee.

James Chalmers grave in the Dundee Howff, across from DCThomson’s and the Post Office

There’s a story that Grissel Jaffrie, the last woman to be burned as a witch in Dundee also lies in the Howff – I wonder if that’s true. The other Howff, across from the Breadalbane on Constitution Road was turned into a parking lot. Sad.

The brae leading down to where the Palace Theater used to be – I spend a very happy childhood under the influence of my granny working at the Palace and feeling a part of that variety theatre world of comedians, chorus girls, and cleaning women.

A Dundee Door on North Tay Street – I believe this was where our family doctor, Elizabeth MacVicar, lived and had her surgery. I think her father was also a doctor – reminds me of that BBC show "Bramwell" that was on American Masterpiece Theater on PBS – perhaps my memories of Dr MacVicar was what made that programme so enjoyable for me.

The Old Steeple in the Nethergate at the City Churches – I asked a passerby for directions and mentioned "Nethergate" – he looked at me like I was nuts, maybe that name isn’t used any more. Anyhow, I never climbed it when I lived in Dundee and didn’t attempt it as a visitor this time. Adriana and Xylia were rightly shocked when I told them about General Monck sacking Dundee for Cromwell and burning women and children alive in there who had gone into the Church for refuge.

Had a nice discussion with the girls about ethics and the old ideas of churches being sacred places and what can happen in times of war.

The Queen’s Hotel, still standing, at the top of the Palace Brae in the Nethergate – whatever it might be called now.

Xylia, Nan and Me in front of what we used to call the Reference Library, but is now McManus Galleries and Museum – Rabbie Burns sits in front and Queen Victoria ("young Vic" my Granny used to call her) is at the back of the building, which is the main entrance to the wonderful museum Dundee now houses there.

The nursery rhyme clock in the shopping center that replaced the Wellgate.

However, Markies still stands in the same spot, across from Tesco, which took Woolie’s space. But there is still the food department downstairs in Markies and they still sell Bramwell apple tarts like my Granny used to buy on a Monday pension day – I know because I bought one of those pies for auld lang syne.

Either your favourite meeting place at "Samuel’s Clock" if your date showed up or "Duffer’s Corner" if you he didn’t – you can only pretend to be looking at jewellery for so long..

Xylia, Nan and Me in the Wellgate just down from Markies (still there) and where Woollies used to be – now a Tesco supermarket.

Looking out of the Overgate shopping center to Ward Road – I remember the furniture shop on the bottom of that building from when I would walk frommy elocution lessons to catch the bus home

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