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Glasgow’s Art Deco Heritage 15: Car Park, Candleriggs

Modern car park with deco styling, Candleriggs, Glasgow.

Pedestrian entrance doorway:-

There are lovely rounded “balconies” here on the element above the entrance not to mention “streamlining” on the stonework and the tip:-

Finial on central element. The finial is triangular but shows as a line here:-

There is good decorative brickwork near the roofline. The metalwork’s not bad, too:-

Glasgow War Memorial, George Square

It was deepest darkest December when I took these. The Christmas lights were up and on.

This is from the south east:-

From the north:-

From the east:-

The George Square side is flanked by two statues of lions. This is the southern one:-

George Square aspect, with Remembrance Day wreaths. (City Chambers in background):-

Glasgow’s Art Deco Heritage 14: Merchant City

Glasgow’s Merchant City lies to the east of Buchanan Street and north of Argyle Street.

I couldn’t get back far enough to get this all in:-

Same building, other side:-

Deco detail:-

This one looks a bit lonely:-

This is fairly mundane except for the decoration near the roofline – for which see next photo:-

There is some lovely decoration near the roofline:-

Modern Deco Styling

These are flats on the corner of Steel Street and Saltmarket, Glasgow. There is some deco influence here:-

The Tower of Empire by Night

Another colourised postcard of Thomas Tait’s Tower of Empire by night, at the Empire Exhibition, Scotland, 1938. (See a previous one here.) This shows off well the illumination of the upper canopies plus has the Moon in the background.

Glasgow’s Art Deco Heritage 13: Union Street

Art Deco style shop in Union Street, Glasgow:-

Detailing round the windows:-

The roofline has good touches:-

On the corner of Union and Argyle Streets lay the location of the famous meeting place known as “Boots’ corner” but Boots is long gone and this Union Street facade has now had “Mackintosh” embellishments added. Mockintosh, if you like:-

The detailing has typical Mackintosh square elements with sinuous biologically inspired lines:-

As do the window surrounds with the addition of also typical elongated rectangles:-

The elongated rectangles and sinuous lines are prominent in the bay window too:-

I can’t remember exactly which street this was in but it’s a fine building too, with hints of deco:-

Colonial Pavilions at the Empire Exhibition 1938

Here are two more of my collection of postcards of the Empire Exhibition, Scotland 1938.

The first shows three of the Colonial Pavilions, part of the South African building on left – one of the few “traditional” structures present (rather than the deco/moderne that dominated the Exhibition) – then New Zealand and finally Canada. As ever Thomas Tait’s Tower of Empire is in the background.

This next one is captioned wrongly. It shows the South African and New Zealand Pavilions and not Australia.

Glasgow’s Art Deco Heritage 12: Renfield Street

Art Deco style building on corner of Renfield and West Gordon Streets, Glasgow. Elegant vertical banding, plus good canopy in West Gordon Street:-

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Renfield Stret view:-

Lower portion in Renfield Street:-

Flat roofed deco building on corner of Renfield and Bath Streets, Glasgow. Good v-shaped detail between the middle windows on Renfield Street:-

Glasgow’s Art Deco Heritage 11: Gordon Street/West Nile Street

This is in Gordon Street, stitch of two photos. Good decorative aspects:-

On corner of West Nile and Gordon Streets. Strong verticals and horizontals. Good angled corner:-

Art Deco Vase

This striking vase is one of the Carlton Ware pieces made to commemorate the Empire Exhibition, Scotland, 1938, held at Bellahouston Park. These pieces were sold only at Treron’s, Glasgow.

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