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Art Deco in Copenhagen

Undoubtedly Art Deco, this is a restaurant called The Standard, on Havnegade, Copenhagen.

Art Deco Building on Havnegade, Copenhagen

Definite deco lines plus rounded gables, not to mention the tower clock:-

The Standard, Havnegade, Copenhagen

Reverse view:-

Reverse View, The Standard, Havnegade, Copenhagen

Modern Architecture, Copenhagen

Just by way of contrast. Elgiganten:-

Elgiganten, Copenhagen

Deco? There’s rule of three in the smaller windows certainly:-

Elgiganten, Copenhagen from left

As in the Netherlands there was a profusion of bikes. The photo also shows another picturesque lamp standard:-

Bikes and Lamp Standard, Copenhagen

Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen

Christiansborg Palace – or Christiansborg Slot – is the seat of the Danish Parliament, Denmark’s Supreme Court and the Ministry of State. No doubt the stone balls are a security measure but they do not look out of place:-

Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen

There was a woman demonstrating for Peace outside the Palace. No one batted an eyelid at her. She was just accepted as part of the furniture:-

Peace Woman, Copenhagen

Reverse of Christiansborg Palace. This sits in front of what looks like the Danish equivalent of Horse Guards Parade:-

Reverse of Christiansborg Palace

“Danish Horse Guards Parade”:-

Danish Horse Guards Parade Looking South

Looking west:-

Copenhagen Horse Guards Parade 2

Looking east. Nice pleached trees:-

Danish Horse Guards Parade, Copenhagen

Pleached Trees, Christiansborg Palace, and lamps:-

Pleached Trees, Christiansborg Palace and Lamps

Close-up on lamp standard:-

Lamp Standard, Danish Horse Guards Parade, Copenhagen

Copenhagen (iii)

Copenhagen Library (Bibliotek.) The gardens are called Bibliotekshavn:-

Copenhagen Library

Wisteria on building facing Copenhagen Library on Bibliotekshavn:-

Wisteria on Building Facing Copenhagen Library

Buildings by Canal, Copenhagen, on Nybrogade:-

Buildings by Canal, Copenhagen

Nybrogade from Vindebrogade:-

More Copenhagen Buildings

Copenhagen (ii)

Before we reached the Edouard Suenson Memorial (previous post) we passed this old terraced housing on Storekongensgade. Note the lampshades attached to the building:-

Old Terraced Housing, Copenhagen

This is Copenhagen City Hall, in Town Square (Radhuspladsen):-

City Hall, Town Square Copenhagen

Also on Radhuspladsen, Scandic Palace Hotel to right, with gold plaques of some sort where you might expect a clock face:-

Town Square, Copenhagen

Thorvaldsen’s Museum, on Vindebrogade:-

Thortvaldsen's Museum, Copenhagen

Copenhagen (i)

Like any capital city Copenhagen has some impressive buildings.

This one is on Ved Stranden (which seems to mean the beach):-

Building on Ved Stranden, Copenhagen

The Carlsberg Museum, on Hans Christian Andersen Boulevard, near the Tivoli Gardens:-

Carlsberg Museum, Copenhagen

The former Stock Exchange (Børsen):-

Former Stock Exchange (Børsen,) Copenhagen

Note the Børsen’s unusual spire. The spirals seem to be lizards’ tails:-

Spire, Børsen, Copenhagen

In the distance across the waterway we saw this twirled spire. (See, too, the European Election posters on the lamppost. Unlike their total absence from my neighbourhood at home these were a feature of the EU countries we docked at):-

A Twirled Spire, Copenhagen

But it seems the UK is not the only country to have red letter boxes:-

Copenhagen Letter Box

The Iron Duke, Great Yarmouth

The good lady came across this article on the internet about buildings at risk of demolition and brought it to my attention. Included is this classic Art Deco style pub (completed in 1948) which though Grade II listed is apparently still in danger.

The Iron Duke

It would of course be sad to see the pub go but unless a use can be found for it I suppose it will just moulder away until demolition is the only option.

More images of this great building, including some from its better days, can be found here.

Unusual Shop Windows, Kendal

The building once housed Ruskins but is now occupied by Furness Building Society.

The rectangular windows now look double-glazed. I’m not so sure about the curved ones.

Unusual Shop Windows, Kendal

Art Deco in Kendal

Kendal is reasonably out of the way but it nevertheless has some Art Deco buildings.

This one is now a Home Bargains but looks as if it could once have been a Woolworths:-

Art DecoShop, Kendal

There are nice curved swoops below the roofline. It’s a pity the windows’ eyes have been put out, though:-

Art Deco Detail, Kendal

Bodycare has “rule of three” in the windows and the roofline is decoish:-

Another Art Deco Shop, Kendal

It’s not surprising if a Burton’s is deco but in this one the main pointer is the company’s logo just below the roofline. The rest looks older than deco:-

Burton's, Kendal

Card Factory is just about deco. Is it the rendering – sadly now grey rather than white – or the roofline which gives it a deco feel?

Just About Deco, Kendal


On the way back up from our Oswestry trip we stopped at Kendal in Cumbria, which lies in the valley of the River Kent.

This rather nice bridge straddles the river towards the town’s southern end:-

Bridge over River Kent, Kendal, Cumbria

Close by and just up from the river is Kendal Parish Church, Church of the Holy Trinity:-

Kendal Parish Church

This angled vie wshows the building off to good effect:-

Kendal Parish Church

Front view with clock tower:-

Kendal Parish Church and Tower

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