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:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas, Fife at 12:00 on 3 May 2016
We got fairly well acquainted with Rosyth, a Fife town on the Firth of Forth west of but very close to the Forth Bridges, when we were house-hunting. We opted for elsewhere in the end.
Rosyth is most famous for its Naval Dockyard but is home to some deco.
The Clydesdale Bank building, on Queensferry Road, has an Art Deco frontage, at least in its older aspect, built 1932:-
This modern addition (to the left of photo above) isn’t though:-
The former Palace Cinema, also on Queensferry Road, from left.
Palace Cinema from right:-
Shop with slightly edged flat roof on Admiralty Road. Windows replaced.
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Fife at 12:00 on 30 April 2016
Cairneyhill is a village in the west of Fife, between Dunfermline and Kincardine
These flat-roofed houses have a touch of deco to them especialy the stepping on the roofline.
From main road:-
From access road:-
Posted in Aberdeen, Architecture, Art Deco, Dumbarton FC at 12:00 on 21 April 2016
I have mentioned the Beach Ballroom several times, but all of these refer back to my original post.
On the same day Sons played Aberdeen in the Cup quarter-final (over two years ago) I actually got round to taking photos of it myself.
Entrance. Good glazing on the doors:-
From entrance looking east:-
Frontage from east:-
East elevation from south:-
North portion (Star Ballroom) from east:-
Star Ballroom entrance. Good detailing above door:-
Easst elevation from north:-
West elevation from (south)west:-
Entrance block from west:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Dunfermline at 20:00 on 14 April 2016
Giacomo’s is a café/baker’s shop in Cross Wynd. As the street name suggests it is rather a narrow thoroughfare. That made it very difficult to get a photograph. In addition these were taken in the depths of winter as light was fading. It’s the rounded bay and the windows which are the most deco features but the glazing is not original.
From the lower part of Cross Wynd:-
From the upper part of Cross Wynd:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Modern Architecture at 20:00 on 7 April 2016
Broughty Ferry is a town just to the west of Dundee.
We were there to take advantage of a voucher for High Tea* at Jessie’s Kitchen kindly given us as a present by our eldest son and his girlfriend. The High Tea was delightful.
Just along Albert Road though I spotted this:-
The window shapes and white rendering speak of deco. Shame about the replacement windows (and this possibly had a flat roof at one time.) The garage extension at the front is rather unsympathetic though:-
*Edited to add. I’ve just remembered it wasn’t High Tea. It was Afternoon Tea.
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas at 12:00 on 2 April 2016
This is the former La Scala Cinema, Helensburgh, now a pub named after Helensburgh’s most famous son, John Logie Baird, inventor of television. (Well, one form of it.) Stitch of two photos:-
The building was erected in 1913 so it doesn’t qualify as Art Deco proper but there are some features which prefigure the style like these side pillars:-
Also the stepping on the roof-line. The painting scheme emphasises the Deco feel:-