Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cruise, Trips at 10:00 on 22 February 2017
By the riverside on our approach to the Vizcaya Transporter Bridge I spotted this beauty:-
The doorway had some fine detailing:-
This port/marina building is also in the deco/moderne style. Spot two ships’ funnels behind it:-
Closer view. It’s like an 1930s airport tower only with porthole windows:-
Reverse view looking back to Getxo. Those “English” buildings are prominent to the upper left. The main part of Getxo itself is off to the right:-
There was another Fred. Olsen line ship docked at the same time as ours, the Boudicca. Both are seen here from the pier approach:-
SS Black Watch. The bow has a very angled rake:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cruise, Trips at 10:00 on 15 February 2017
We didn’t see much Art Deco in Bilbao and the only buildings we did see were through the coach’s windows.
This one had a magnificent tiger-shaped finial. click on photo to get to my flickr and zoom in on the detail:-
La Equitania is more moderne than deco. Good clock though:-
This one looked decoish from a distance:-
The close-up is blurry and with reflections as it was snatched rather than composed:-
Telefonica/Movistar. Art Deco rule of three in corner windows:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cruise, Trips at 10:00 on 7 February 2017
Getxo is in the Biscay Province of the autonomous region of the Basque Country, in northern Spain. Nowadays it acts as the port for Bilbao. More ships can moor there than can make it up the river to Bilbao itself. The day we were there we took an organised coach-trip into Bilbao to make sure we would see the Guggenheim Museum. The photos I took through the coach windows all have a slight greenish tinge as a result.
There are some fantastic buildings on Getxo sea-front, built, we were told, by English people who came to make their fortunes in the 19th century.
This one had some deco styling:-
Impressive building (and hedging):-
Deco elements to the chimney stacks here (and some rule of three):-
Old wall, newer buildings:-
Curious rounded elements to the left here like car park ramps or fortifications:-
They are just balconies, though:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cruise, Modern Architecture, Trips at 20:11 on 24 January 2017
This fine Art Deco building in Lorient, Brittany, France was just across a bridge over the inlet of the river, Le Scorff, from the modern Art Deco in the previous post.
Chambre de Commerce de Lorient et du Morbihan:-
Close-up of pediment:-
Side view upper detail:-
View from side street:-
The nearer doorway in the photo above has Tribunal de Commerce in the stone at the upper level:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Cruise, Modern Architecture, Trips at 20:52 on 23 January 2017
Our first cruise stop was in Lorient, Brittany, France. Almost the first thing we saw after making our way out of the port was this piece of Modern Art Deco:-
The style continued a bit further along:-
The same group of buildings from across an inlet of the river, Le Scorff, just beyond where the Black Watch was moored:-
The spire of this church kept catching my eye. It was ages before I found the street it was in. Eglise Notre Dame de Victorie St Louis, rebuilt 1953-5 after bomb damage during the war:-
The Body Shop:-
There is a slight Art Deco look, especially the porthole windows in the annexy bit, to this building at Lorient harbour, which from its appearance may date from the Second World War:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Edinburgh at 20:00 on 12 January 2017
Two bank buildings – one a former bank – in North West Circus Place, Edinburgh, near Stockbridge:-
Frontage, Number 15, North West Circus Place:-
Royal Bank of Scotland:-
Good cartouche above doorway and still deco style on the door itself:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Edinburgh at 10:00 on 12 January 2017
The Co-operative Food om Shandwick Place, Edinburgh:-
Upper levels. Rule of three in windows on either side of central portion:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Edinburgh at 12:00 on 11 January 2017
On corner of Princes Street and Hope Street.
From Shandwick Place:-
Note clock on corner. Rule of three on windows above:-
From Princes Street. gain rule of three on windows:-
Posted in Art Deco, Exhibitions at 20:00 on 7 January 2017
One of the exhibits I was most taken with at Gardening Scotland at Ingliston in June was the display of bonsai in one of the buildings on the site.
This “landscape” with “trees” was delightful. That circular wooden stand behind has a kind of Art Deco look too!
A framed “tree”:-
These plants were trained in a kind of zigzag effect:-
Posted in Art Deco, Modern Architecture at 12:00 on 4 January 2017
My original post about this building is here.
Last May we stopped in there for a coffee and a cake.
The internal doors:-
Door and ceiling detail:-
Doors to café:-
Main room one angle:-
Main room second angle:-
Main room third angle:-
Red room. This was where we sat down:-
Red room other angle:-
Upper floor (i):-
Upper floor (ii):-
Exterior detail of side doorway:-