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The Aberdeen Experience

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Erin M. Aberdeen, Scotland


Erin M.


Aberdeen, Scotland


Hello! My name is Erin and I am a Junior at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where I am studying Elementary Education with a focus on pre-school to fourth grade. Previously, I studied at Northampton Community College, concluding in receiving an Associates Degree in Architectural Design. I hope to eventually become an Elementary school teacher and would love if I am able to keep Architecture in my life. I spend a lot of time at my local dance studio taking classes in tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and modern. I also assist with the younger dance classes at the studio. When I’m not at dance, I love to read, play video games, and go for walks with my dogs. For the next few months, I am going to be studying abroad at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. While here, I intend to do a lot of exploring, both of Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Through my exploration, I am going to take note of architectural works of interest and post about my findings.

The Aberdeen Experience

Erin M. July 18, 2014

During my time abroad, I have been able to explore many different areas within Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, each with its own unique style. From the grand granite buildings of Old Aberdeen and Union Street to the small town feel of Stonehaven, I have seen… More

Union Street

Erin M. July 2, 2014

At the center of Aberdeen City is Union Street. This is the heart of Aberdeen, where many people can always be found, be it shopping during the day, or at one of the many pubs at night. The buildings here all blend together, being the usual grey of the… More

Fittie (Aka Footdee)

Erin M. May 14, 2014

Located on the outskirts of Aberdeen city is a small fishing village known as Fittie by the locals. The village is small in scale, with compact alleys running through the homes, making it a very homely place. Architecturally, Footdee feels like a miniature… More

Footdee Mission

Erin M. May 14, 2014

Within the small fishing village of Footdee is the Fittie Mission. All the pathways within the village seem to lead to this building.  Just as the rest of the village, the Mission is not overwhelming in size.  It does not dwarf the surrounding homes… More

Dunnottar Castle

Erin M. May 4, 2014

A picturesque walk along the Stonehaven coastline leads you to a ruin of a castle.  Dunnottar Castle is a stunning work of history set upon a cliffside just outside the town of Stonehaven.  Nothing surrounds the castle, aside from fields, water, and sheep… More

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