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 Art Deco, Cinemas, Trips at 6:00 pm on 12 November 2015
We made one of our trips down south in August and had a look at Wigan as our nearly daughter-in-law (the wedding will be in July) had had to break a train journey there and said she found it nice. It is.
Marks & Spencer’s (stitch of two photos):-
A former cinema now a nightclub called Pure:-
Pure’s side alley:-
A newsagent’s (good stained glass windows):-
A clock tower, from a distance:-
Posted in Art Deco, Trips at 11:00 am on 31 October 2015
The River Tummel is dammed where it passes Pitlochry in the county of Perth and Kinross and the site houses a hydro-electric power station. The dam created the man-made reservoir Loch Faskally and the buildings are in the deco style.
Pitlochry Dam as seen from access road from the town centre:-
Loch Faskally from Pitlochry Dam (looking north-west):-
River Tummel (looking south-east from Pitlochry Dam.) Pitlochry Festival Theatre visible to the right:-
Cartouche and window of building at Pitlochry Dam:-
There is a fish ladder up the west side of the dam to allow salmon access up to their spawning grounds. When I was last there you could see the fish directly (if one was in the particular step with the window.) Now it seems to be a closed-circuit TV system. The photo below is of the upper platfrom: the fish ladder is to the right here:-
Pitlochry Dam buildings from east side. Part of the fish ladder to the right:-
Pitlochry Dam Generator Building from south:-
Pitlochry Dam + Generator Building:-
Pitlochry Dam Building from South:-
Pitlochry Dam window and cartouche from west side of the river bank:-
This Pitlochry shop has an Art Deco roof-line; good “stepping”:-
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 Art Deco, Woolworths at 8:00 pm on 26 August 2015
Typically Art Deco former Woolworths building in Helensburgh, Scotland. Now a Wilkies:-