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 Exhibitions, Glasgow at 12:00 pm on 5 March 2015
First built for the Glasgow International Exhibition 1888 held in Kelvingrove Park and moved to Glasgow Green in 1890 this is now located outside the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green. It’s the largest terracotta fountain in the world.
This may give more idea of the fountain’s scale:-
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:-
Posted in Glasgow, War Memorials at 7:37 pm on 2 March 2015
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):-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Glasgow at 12:00 pm on 1 March 2015
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:-
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:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Glasgow at 12:00 pm on 18 February 2015
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:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Glasgow at 12:00 pm on 16 February 2015
Art Deco style building on corner of Renfield and West Gordon Streets, Glasgow. Elegant vertical banding, plus good canopy in West Gordon Street:-
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:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Glasgow at 12:00 pm on 12 February 2015
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:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Glasgow at 12:00 pm on 4 February 2015
This is the entranceway to Monsoon in Buchanan Street, Glasgow. Great fanlight windows.
Here’s the same door in daylight. Lovely tiling.
As you can see the building is called Rowan House.
I don’t know what went wrong with this next photo. As you can see it’s blurry.
On the corner of Buchanan and Argyle Streets is HSBC’s premises, which has some deco elements.
This bit is only seen from Buchanan Street:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Glasgow at 11:33 pm on 28 January 2015
Two buildings I spotted on our December trip to Glasgow.
This one is on the corner of Argyle and Virginia Streets:-
This is the Argyle Street elevation:-
And this one is in Argyle Street. Stitched to get it all in:-
There are good “streamlining ” lines near the roof line:-
The scrolling is good, as is the fan shaping. And note the stepped roof line:-
The repeated scrolling and streamlining enhances the symmetry:-