On the flight to Aberdeen, a passenger said to me: "Aberdeen is a special city. Everything is grey. The whole city. I bet you've never seen so much grey at one place in your life!" Ha. Well, he didn't know that I grew up in an industrial area in Germany, the "Ruhrgebiet", a place which was dominated by the coal and steel industry for a long time and which isn't very famous for its beauty. I basically grew up between the rests of a dying industry - so I thought, Aberdeen couldn't shock me.