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Eddie Fowlie arrived to Almeria in 1961 looking for locations for the film Lawrece of Arabia. Then, and by chance, he found a beautiful town called Carboneras, a small fishing village and a esparto factory and he thought it was the perfect place to build the city of Aca, for the filming of his film. There, on the dry river, they built a city bigger than Carboneras. He fell so in love with this area that he decided to build the Hotel, a place of residence that he would share many years with David Lean. Eddie, built this small and charming hotel during the filming of Lawrence of Arabia Movie and used some of the movie sets, like Nicholas and Alejandra (1971) by Franklin J. Schaffner, as decoration for the hotel.
To learn more about Eddie Fowlie's interesting film life, we can find the book about his life and the works done with David Lean: A Dedicated Maniac, Memories of a film specialist.

"I was driving all day along a road full of stones,
 it seemed the road to the end of the world, until
 suddenly, I reached a fantastic beach, on whose shore 
there was a small, but charming town, called Carboneras
, I thought that it would be my home for the rest of my 
life "Eddie Fowlie,

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