Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 12:10 on 28 September 2016
Clarkston is a town in East Renfrewshire, just south of Glasgow on one of the suburban railway lines.
This Art Deco influenced shop now houses a dental practice:-
Note frieze above door with motto “Ditat, Servata, Fides” (faith preserved enriches):-
Gable end, note detailing below signage area:-
Art Deco lettering on Café Roma:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 19:42 on 24 September 2016
I was over in the west in April (for the Queen of the South game I think) and took in Helensburgh again.
This shop (in Sinclair Street?) has very minor Art Deco touches:-
Detail of windows to right:-
This building (definitely in Sinclair Street) is impressive in its upper reaches:-
This cartouche looks like it may be a representation of St Andrew:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas, Edinburgh at 12:00 on 21 September 2016
This is a stunner. A fantastic cinema in the Streamline Moderne Art Deco style. It really ought to have been much further up this list, possibly even at the top, but I had no photographs of it. I knew it existed but not exactly where it was in Edinburgh. I wasn’t very familiar with the geography of the city but my son moved there a couple of years ago and on a visit I was exploring the area he lives in.
Imagine my delight on coming across this by accident rather than design. It’s still a working independent cinema, run by a family. This is their website. They also have a facebook presence.
From Morningside Road end of Newbattle Terrace. Great curved column:-
From Newbattle Terrace, opposite aspect:-
Upper detailing and roofline:-
Stained glass window by entrance doorway. This is mirrored on the other side:-
Column detailing and surround:-
Canopy, clock and lettering:-
Stitch from across Newbattle Terrace:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, History, Modern Architecture at 12:00 on 11 September 2016
Just before the chapel’s entrance on the approach to Rosslyn Chapel stands the Old Rosslyn Inn.
The inn’s catalogue of great and good patrons is commemorated on a plaque by the arched gateway:-
Yet this obviously 20th century building (in the Art Deco/Moderne style) can also be seen from the access road.
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas at 12:00 on 4 September 2016
Located in Boreland Road, Inverkeithing, the cinema opened in 1918 but updated in 1931 and has a vaguely Art Deco feel. It’s now an antiques/second-hand shop.
Posted in Architecture, Dundee, Dunfermline, Fife, Museums at 12:00 on 31 August 2016
19th century industrialist and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Fife.
His birthplace is now a museum:-
As the plaque on the cottage indicates, Carnegie became a noted philanthropist, endowing Dunfermline with a swinmming pool and over 3,000 towns worldwide with libraries. One of these was Dunfermline Library whose later extension I posted about yesterday.
In the museum I came across a drawing of another of these, Coldside Library in Dundee, and recognised it immediately:-
I have previously mentioned this fine building but at the time did not know it had anything to do with Carnegie, nor indeed its name.
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Glasgow at 12:00 on 26 July 2016
This should really have been much earlier in this series as it is one of the most striking buildings in Glasgow – and Scotland as a whole.
The former Templeton’s Carpet Factory is by Glasgow Green near the People’s Palace and occupies a sort of square formed by Binnie Place, Templeton Street, Tobago Street and London Road.
This view from the People’s Palace shows the unique combination of eastern and Scottish influences. The West Brewery at extreme left side here:-
This is from a bit further along Templeton Street:-
Strong horizontals and verticals in the moderne style in this Templeton Street view:-
There is fantastic detailing in the upper brickwork:-
Junction of the “eastern” and “moderne” parts with Scots baronial thrown in to the mix:-
The eastern side of the building, off Tobago Street, has now been converted into flats:-
Further up Tobago Street:-
I had to stitch two photos to get the Tobago Street entrance doorway in. (It appears bent in this; it’s not really.)
The clocktower segment on the corner of Tobago Street and London Road has classic Art Deco lines:-
North side of building – converted into flats. Off London Road:-
Stitch of two photos of west end of London Road aspect. (Again the building isn’t Curved.) The West Brewery occupies this portion:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Edinburgh at 12:00 on 19 May 2016
It took ages for me to get a photo of this without any vehicles in it. At first there was always a van in the way and cars were moving past:-
After walking on a bit and coming back I got this. Shame about those bins:-
There’s a good art deco feel to the door surround and to the lettering above:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 12:00 on 9 May 2016
We were in Perth for a meal with our youngest and his fiancée (the wedding is in July) and parked in a car park I’d never used before; in Speygate. I couldn’t help noticing this building at the corner of Speygate and Canal Street.
From Canal Street. Good curve, flat roof, with embellishment. Pity the windows have been replaced:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, War Memorials at 12:00 on 4 May 2016
On the corner of Queensferry and Admiralty Roads, Rosyth stands the Ex-Servicemen’s Club, which has some deco features.
Stitch of two photos from Admiralty Road:-
From Queensferry Road. Note memorial wreath on wall:-
Detail, Queensferry Road:-
Wreath and Plaque, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Rosyth:-
Plaque to Users, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Rosyth:-