Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 12:00 pm on 26 November 2015
Well I hadn’t photographed it before but I had featured it here. See also my comments of two posts ago.
These are my photos though. Main entrance and stairs:-
Garden detail. Great deco styling:-
The gateway is superb:-
The Art Deco styling extends to the fencing at the lane to the side:-
Again note the fencing here and on the balcony, plus the lovely circular sweep of the canopy and windows which have very stylish glazing:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 12:00 pm on 24 November 2015
Stonehaven was once the county town of Kincardineshire but that county has since been incorporated into Aberdeenshire.
Corner site; typical north-eastern granite construction:-
Round the corner. Good detailing and glazing around the entrance to that middle shop :-
The Deco theme continues for the next three shops. Again note the glazing. The leftmost shop here is the street entrance to the Carron Restaurant. In the link I say it’s the rightmost shop but I hadn’t visited Stonehaven when I made that post. Sadly when I was there the restaurant was closed again due to the retirement of its owners. I understand it has since been reopened once more:-
Rightmost shop; good stonework detail above door:-
Very minor deco, up a side street:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas, Woolworths at 6:00 pm on 21 November 2015
A couple more Art Deco buildings in Bathgate.
This one looks like an ex-Woolworths but is now a Poundland. Typical deco styling:-
Bank of Scotland. This may be later but has deco elements, especially the tall window:-
The Pavilion, an ex-cinema, isn’t truly deco as it was built in 1920 but it prefigures the style. Note the Rule of Three in the front windows and door:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 6:00 pm on 19 November 2015
Not content with the Regal Cinema, Bathgate in West Lothian has another striking Art Deco building. It has excellent detailing, picked out in paint.
Corner roofline detail:-
Upper story and roofline:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas at 12:00 pm on 18 November 2015
Fine Art Deco cinema in Bathgate, West Lothian. Still in use as a cinema.
The “Rule of Three” is at work here in the central windows and their mullions, the lines at either side of the “Regal” sign and on the rooflines:-
Railings and steps. Good deco “triangle” drop in each rail’s line:-
Fine Art Deco glass and detailing on the canopy facade:-
Showing alleyway at left side of Cinema (as you look at it.) Rule of three in the sets of windows here?
There’s a good, strong finial above the window in this detail of the frontage:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Trips at 12:00 pm on 20 October 2015
This one’s in Church Street. New Start Highland:-
As I recall all these are in Academy Street.
Nickel and Dime, street frontage:-
Nickel and Dime, corner. Note the eyes have been poked out:-
Part of Farmfoods. Again poked out eyes:-
Craigdon Mountain Sports, corner. The upper windows on this don’t look bad. Could they still be original?:-
Craigdon Mountain Sports, Academy Street frontage. Built 1936. Good detailing:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Trips at 8:42 pm on 15 October 2015
While we were up north with the good lady’s blog friend Peggy we managed to take in Loch Ness and Inverness. Loch Ness is well photographed but not so much the Art Deco in Inverness.
The most striking Art Deco structure is probably the BT building which I first saw from the north end of Church Street:-
There was, though, a better view from the pedestrian suspension bridge across the River Ness:-
The first deco building I had spotted, however, was across from a supermarket car park.
There was a pub with deco styling in Baron Taylor’s Lane:-
This very dilapidated looking upper storey is at the north end of Academy Street:-
There is more to come from Academy Street later.
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 12:00 pm on 22 August 2015
The Guardian this week published several pieces about the African country of Eritrea, which is ruled by a repressive regime.
The Guardian briefing about the country is here.
Two of these articles were, however, illustrated by photographs of Art Deco buildings – a relic of Mussolini’s invasion of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) of which Eritrea was then a part.
I couldn’t find all of the photos from the print editions on the Guardian website but the main piece on the Art Deco buildings is here.
The Fiat Building in Eritrea’s capital Asmara is simply stunning:-
This is the Cinema Impero in Asmara:-
And here is a café interior:-
The photographs shown here are credited in the Guardian to Natasha Stallard/Brownbrook.
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cinemas at 12:00 pm on 23 July 2015
In August 2013 when I was in Peebles the former Playhouse Cinema looked a bit run down. (See here.)
By this May it had been spruced up a bit.
We partook of the ice-cream from Caldwell’s shop/cafe just along the street. It was good.
On the High Street I noticed this Art Deco gate at the entrance to a close:-
This is the view from the close:-
We ventured down to the green by the River Tweed where there is this Pavilion:-
The reverse has slightly more deco style:-
On a back street the two Chambers brothers who later produced Chambers’s Dictionary (as it was known at first) were both born, in 1800 and 1802 respectively, as the plaque records.
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 12:00 pm on 20 July 2015
Minor Art Deco in Crieff, in the old Perthshire part of Perth and Kinross.
Two shops on the High Street.
Pity the windows have been poked out on this one.