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.
Posted in Art Deco, Empire Exhibition, Scotland, 1938 at 8:30 pm on 8 July 2015
Another Brian Gerald art-drawn picture of the Empire Exhibition, Scotland, 1938. This one shows the avenue called the Kingsway.
And this is a black and white photographic postcard of the same avenue from a little further up showing the Palace of Industries.
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 12:00 pm on 1 July 2015
I was over in the West twice recently and happened to pass through Cardross. (The locals pronounce the name with the emphasis on the first syllable.) The second time I stopped to photograph Cardross Golf Club’s Clubhouse as it’s in the deco style. My eldest brother used to play golf here in his young days.
From car park. Showing entrance and main building:-
The Art Deco style is evident here in the semi-circular canopy above the entrance. Note also the curved window behind facing the golf course itself and the flat roofs:-
Side view. You can see two semi-circular elements here plus more flat-roofs:-
The frontage onto the golf course itself has no fewer than four glazed curved elements:-
Posted in Art Deco, Dumbarton, Woolworths at 12:00 pm on 15 June 2015
Familiarity must breed not looking. How I missed this building in this sequence up to now I don’t know. Anyway I caught it early in May when I was over for the last game in the season.
It’s the ex-Savings Bank of Glasgow building in Dumbarton, now a TSB.
The former Woolworths has been given a makeover and is now a Wotherspoons, The Captain James Lang. The frontage has cleaned up nicely. Compare this to the photo I took in 2009.
On the wall inside is a photograph of Dumbarton Woolies in its heyday.
As a homage to the building’s past this array of old Pic’n’Mix bags and sweets is also on display.
Posted in Art Deco, Glasgow at 12:00 pm on 14 June 2015
This one’s not really worth a number in this sequence all to itself but I’ve nowhere else to put it.
It’s Lynch’s, London Road which has Art Deco influenced upper portions, especially the windows:-
Posted in Art Deco, Glasgow at 12:00 pm on 7 June 2015
This one’s in the east end of the city centre part of Argyle Street. I missed it last December but got a photo early last month. Superstructure and windows. Nice scrolling on the stonework and lovely stained glass but needing cleaned up methinks:-
Pity it’s so dilapidated. Close-up on the windows:-
At the bottom of Buchanan Street and on the corner of Argyle Street and St Enoch Square is what used to be Arnotts department store and is now a branch of Bank of Scotland.
Below is the Argyle Street elevation of HSBC. For Buchanan Street elevations see here.
Under the Hielanman’s Umbrella is this entrance to Glasgow Central Station:-
There is a similar entrance on the south side of the street. (Stitch of two photos.)
Below is the Argyle Street frontage of the Mackintoshed up building whose Union Street aspect I featured here. Again a stitch of two.
Posted in Art Deco, Trips at 5:00 pm on 21 May 2015
Milngavie is at the end of a branch railway line from Glasgow. it’s also the beginning (or the end) of the West Highland Way.
There wasn’t much deco about. The closest to it was this shop:-
Detail of cartouche on the roofline:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 12:00 pm on 27 April 2015
On a detour through Prestonpans I spotted this building and of course had to stop to photograph it.
Now derelict, it used to be the premises of Lothian Coated Fabrics.
It has the typical flat roof and rectangular towers. There are good long thin windows on the far tower portion and nice banding near the roofline.
It looks like the original (Critall?) windows were never replaced. Also note the two flagpoles. It’s in a sad state now, though.
Posted in Art Deco, Empire Exhibition, Scotland, 1938 at 12:00 pm on 13 April 2015
Another stunning art-coloured postcard by Brian Gerald from the Empire Exhibition, Scotland, 1938.