Adventures in Aberdeen...
Aberdeen is Scotland's 3rd biggest city by population. We went to the Maritime Museum on a Sunday morning and had a walk around Old Aberdeen in the afternoon and it seemed really quiet. Where is everybody?
The museum is set up like the inside of a ship and contains exhibitions and displays about the North Sea including models of oil rigs, full size diving suits and plenty of information about Aberdeen’s growth as an oil capital. Aberdeen’s got the highest concentration of millionaires in Britain and most of 'em made their cash in the oil industry. Bet you didn’t know that, eh? See, here you are learning stuff.
Wandered off to the Merchant's Quarter and found this cute little building. Situated on a triangular site, the Imperial Hotel was built in the Gothic style in 1869 and is reminiscent of the Flatiron Building in New York.
A short bus ride brought us to Old Aberdeen and the Cathedral Church of St Machar. After a sticky beak inside the cathedral and around the graveyard, we ambled down High Street to the grounds of the University of Aberdeen. It being the height of summer (look, there was some blue sky about!), there was hardly anyone around and most of the public buildings were closed. By the time we got to the twin towers of the Potis Gate, we were knackered and we'd only walked one and half kilometres!
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