Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Modern Architecture, Museums, Trips at 17:00 on 21 November 2016
I couldn’t help noticing this very deco looking (or possibly Frank Lloyd Wright influenced or maybe it’s just Belgian) building when we passed through Zonnebeeke in Flanders. The tower behind belongs to the Church of our Lady:-
Imagine my surprise when I got round to the front and discovered it houses the Passchendaele Research Centre which seems to be part of the Passchendaele Memorial Museum. Note the “rule of three” in the windows – and even in what looks like a cold frame below them:-
Unfortunately I couldn’t get an uninterrupted view of the frontage due to the parked van:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Modern Architecture at 20:00 on 7 November 2016
Bury St Edmunds has a smattering of old buildings in the Gothic style but also some Art Deco. This is a very thirties Marks & Spencer:-
Betfred has Art Deco leanings in the slight overhangs:-
But the exemplar has to be The Works, which exhibits the rule of three in the windows which in addition have great deco glass, with sunburst effect above:-
End window detail:-
The Works was right beside this Tudor/mediæval style building which now houses W H Smith’s:-
Posted in Art Deco, Modern Architecture, Trips at 20:00 on 1 November 2016
Fenton Insurance. Lovely sweeping curve and canopies over windows and door:-
In need of some tlc, though:-
Fine lettering and flagpole holders on this brick-built garage.
(Photo snatched – not by the driver – through car window while awaiting traffic light to change):-
Second snatched photo:-
Posted in Art Deco, Modern Architecture, Trips at 10:00 on 1 November 2016
The Record Shop. Great stained glass with Art Deco motifs:-
Stained glass detail:-
Hocus Pocus. Body piercing etc:-
Extension to Hocus Pocus, up a back alley:_
The windows on this one, now the British Legion, have been comprehensively wrecked:-
Posted in Art Deco, Modern Architecture, Trips at 20:00 on 31 October 2016
Again abominably named. Phones 4 U:-
King’s Lynn Bus Station. Too “boxy” and modern to be deco?
Norfolk Constabulary Building. Definitely 1930s in style:-
RBS. Glass bricks, balcony railings and round tower:-
Corner Deco. WMS Recruitment:-
Posted in Art Deco, Modern Architecture, Trips at 19:00 on 31 October 2016
A shop called CSS:-
Debenham’s. (Maybe not deco):-
The abominably named Cash 4 Clothes (again maybe not deco):-
Posted in Art Deco, Modern Architecture, Trips at 22:00 on 30 October 2016
There’s a lovely curved frontage to Burton’s, King’s Lynn:-
Detailing round window:-
Roofline detail. Odd Cadbury’s Smash-like figure stencilled to right here:-
Posted in Art Deco, Cinemas, Modern Architecture, Trips, War Memorials at 19:00 on 30 October 2016
Almost the first thing I noticed on getting out of the car in King’s Lynn was a blocky Art Deco building with typical deco glazing. (Note Greyfriar’s Tower behind):-
It wasn’t till working round the town that I discovered it was the former Ritz Cinema, now a bingo hall:-
Note “rule of three” in the doors and the columns and windows above them. View from main street (again you can glimpse Greyfriars Tower behind):-
Other side view (from the War Memorial and in front of Greyfriars Tower):-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, History, Modern Architecture at 12:00 on 11 September 2016
Just before the chapel’s entrance on the approach to Rosslyn Chapel stands the Old Rosslyn Inn.
The inn’s catalogue of great and good patrons is commemorated on a plaque by the arched gateway:-
Yet this obviously 20th century building (in the Art Deco/Moderne style) can also be seen from the access road.
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Modern Architecture at 20:00 on 7 April 2016
Broughty Ferry is a town just to the west of Dundee.
We were there to take advantage of a voucher for High Tea* at Jessie’s Kitchen kindly given us as a present by our eldest son and his girlfriend. The High Tea was delightful.
Just along Albert Road though I spotted this:-
The window shapes and white rendering speak of deco. Shame about the replacement windows (and this possibly had a flat roof at one time.) The garage extension at the front is rather unsympathetic though:-
*Edited to add. I’ve just remembered it wasn’t High Tea. It was Afternoon Tea.