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.
Posted in Art Deco, Empire Exhibition, Scotland, 1938, Exhibitions at 8:14 pm on 26 March 2015
Two more stunning art-drawn postcards by Brian Gerald from The Empire Exhibition, Scotland, 1938. These are both of the Lake Illuminations.
This one also shows a piece of statuary.
Posted in Art Deco, Empire Exhibition, Scotland, 1938, Exhibitions, Glasgow at 12:00 pm on 11 March 2015
There is a small display at the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green which shows images of Glasgow’s various International Exhibitions.
The colour picture at the top is of the 1901 Exhibition, a panorama of that same exhibition is below it, a sepia depiction of the 1888 Exhibition lies below the writing, a view of the Scottish Pavilion at the 1938 Empire Exhibition is to the left and a poster stamp of the Empire Exhibition’s logo in red is below that.
The colour picture is of the Main Pavilion at the 1901 Exhibition:-
The mostly blue picture is of the interior of one of the two Scottish Pavilions at the 1938 Empire Exhibition:-
Here’s the poster stamp in a closer up version:-
The People’s Palace also has one of the jigsaws of the Empire Exhibition:-
Note the (oddly shaped) missing piece of the jigsaw. I actually have a complete example of this jigsaw at home (a companion piece to this) but it’s still in a box somewhere due to the house move last year.
Posted in Art Deco, Glasgow at 12:00 pm on 4 March 2015
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:-