The hotel

A well known place in the centre of Aberdeen’s old Merchant Quarter is the Carmelite Hotel, a popular meeting place. It also has an unusual architectural shape, which you can see in the photograph below.

Carmelite Hotel

Carmelite Hotel

For readers who have never been here, Aberdeen is well worth a visit.

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6 Comments on “The hotel”

  1. V.H Says:

    I’ll be honest, I find the photo a bit spooky. I suppose we are trained to view buildings in that style and in B&W as the source of all vampires, werewolves, mummy’s and general deliverers of ectoplasmic mayhem. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Karloff lumbering along.
    Good job on the lines.

  2. Anna Notaro Says:

    Not quite sure why, but this reminds me of the Flatiron building in NYC..like the detail of the mirror image in the front door..

  3. Anna Notaro Says:

    Perhaps the architect had in mind the image of a light house (given Aberdeen geographical location by the sea), plus there is an obvious religious connotation ‘Carmelite’ the nuns’ order from Mount Carmelo, anyhow, I’ll stop now :)


    • It’s the Carmelite because the lands on that site belonged to the Carmelite order for a long time, from the Middle Ages. Unfortunately the medieval buildings have not survived.


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