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.
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 Art Deco at 12:00 on 19 April 2016
I took this photo in a museum, I think in Kirkcaldy Museum.
It’s an example of the linoleum made in the town being adapted to the then new Art Deco style laid out in the entrance to Barry’s linoleum factory.
That receptionist’s desk is cracking too.
Posted in Art Deco, Fife at 10:00 on 15 April 2016
There isn’t much deco in Cupar, Fife’s quondam County Town. I’ve already posted a picture of Luvian’s café/ice cream/wine shop. Last time I was in Cupar I thought the Bank of Scotland had some deco influence, especially on the lower fascia.
While we’re on Cupar; and completely differently in terms of achitecture I also noticed this triangular cartouche at the top of a very old building’s gable. 1623!