Posted in Art Deco, Dumbarton FC at 12:00 on 28 August 2016
SOFL Tier 2, Falkirk Stadium, 27/8/16.
Since I made my way up from Dumfries and Galloway where we’ve been for the past couple of days (yes, photos of deco buildings and of War Memorials were taken) I got held up at the roadworks on the M74 and as a result missed baout fifteen minutes of this. It seems we had a chance or two in that time but all I witnessed was Falkirk dominating possession – due mainly to our giving it away – for the rest of the first half. Alan Martin had two magnificent reaction saves in that time or else we’d have been right out of it.
The second half meandered along and we only reall looked under threat when a header from a corner hit the bar and went over. Nevertheless we were defending for the most part, again losing the ball too easily or giving it away but a great passing move between Ryan Stevenson, Robert Thomson and Josh Todd carved out a chance which Todd couldn’t get past Danny Rogers in the home goal.
Sub Andy Stirling put in a great cross which Robert Thomson couldn’t quite get on the end of (and a later one which someone ought to have anticipated falling at the back post but no one did.)
We might have held out for the draw but the replacement of Stevenson by Darren Barr seemed to disrupt our organisation temporarily and they managed to get a man over in the box with only four minutes to go. Cruel.
I suppose Falkirk deserved the points on pressure and possession but our defence, where Mark Docherty was outstanding at centre-half, didn’t deserve that.
Three of the five teams we’ve yet to play are at the top of the league, and unbeaten. It’s going to be tough again.
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 Art Deco, Cinemas at 12:00 on 21 June 2016
This wonderful Art Deco cinema in Aberfeldy, Perthshire (or Perth and Kinross as it has now become is perhaps not what you expect to see in a small town in the middle of Scotland. Still in use as a cinema (plus cafe and bar.) The Birks (birches) is a local beauty spot/steep valley.
Entrance. Like the rest of the cinema (refurbished quite recently I believe) the glazing isn’t original:-
View from left:-
Posted in Art Deco, Trips at 19:53 on 14 June 2016
I didn’t expect to find Art Deco buildings in Ypres but what else can you call this?
It was on the Menin Road inside the city limits. And it wasn’t alone; the building below was on the opposite side of the road a bit further in.
Once I’d started looking I found deco styling quite easily:-
This is the above building’s doorway. Good ironwork here too:-
Nearer the outskirts but still on the Menin Road was this brick building:-
Close-up on the doorway:-
On the Menin Road on the way in to town from our hotel was this. We didn’t have time to visit the museum it houses; there were too many others:-
Posted in Art Deco, Dunfermline at 12:00 on 23 May 2016
This is in the upper part of Bruce Street. The deco is mainly the “marble” cladding but there’s a kind of “rule of three” in the detailing lines:-
In the lower part of Bruce Street opposite Dunfermline Abbey lies Life. Both photos taken from the Abbey grounds:-
The cartouche says 1907 but that curved window wall and the glass bricks are deco features.
Posted in Art Deco at 12:00 on 21 May 2016
Not a major piece of deco. It’s mainly the lettering and the marble cladding on the shop front surround. The upper part of the building of course has no deco about it at all.
Central Café, Kinross:-
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.