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Interiors, House of Dun

See here and here for my previous posts about the House of Dun.

I forget the tale about these cartouches. One of the Jameses and his wife I think:-

Cartouches in Hall, House of Dun

Mirrored fireplace:-

Mirrored Fireplace, House of Dun

Plasterwork:-

PLasterwork, House of Dun

Fireplace and fireguard:-

Fireplace and Firguard, House of Dun

Overmantel and clock:-

Overmantel, House of Dun

Room and windows:-

Room, House of Dun

Clock and sideboard:-

Clock and Sideboard, House of Dun

Bed:-

Bed, House of Dun

Rudimentary shower:-

Shower, House of Dun

Beauly Priory

Beauly in Inverness-shire (see three posts ago) is home to the ruins of a mediæval Priory and apparently French monks who lived there are responsible for Beauly’s name (from beau lieu, beautiful place.)

Beauly Priory Remains

Beauly Priory Gable End Wall

Beauly Priory Ruins

Beauly Priory

Ruins, Beauly Priory

Shop in Beauly, Hint of Art Deco

Very minor deco this, but it has a flat roof and rule of three in the windows/doors – and then there are the roof edges.

Beauly is in the county of Inverness, about ten miles west of Inverness itself.

I must admit I hadn’t expected to see even a hint of deco but here it is:-

Shop in Beauly, Hint of Art Deco

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 6 (iii). Carron Restaurant Stonehaven Revisited Again

I have featured the Carron Restuarant, Stoneheaven twice before, here and here. At the time these photos were taken the restaurant was shu but it seems it has now reopened, purveying Indian food, trading under the name Carron to Mumbai.

This photo is of the side window on the alley at the left hand side of the imposing frontage of the Restaurant

Window, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

The canopy of that imposing entrance facing Cameron Street has this side window on to the alley but through it you can see the Art Deco glazing on the canopy itself:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Art Deco Interior, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven:-

Art Deco Interior, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

As I recall this Art Deco mosaic vestibule floor was at the rear entrance to the Carron Restaurant, in Evan Street.

Art Deco Mosaic Tiling, Stonehaven

Edinburgh’s Art Deco Heritage 23: George Street

Funny I hadn’t really noticed this one before.

On corner of George Street and North Castle Street, Edinburgh.

Former Royal Bank of Scotland premises. Good detailing round the door:-

Building, George Street, Edinburgh

Its windows and railings, on North Castle Street:-

Windows and Railings, North Castle Street, Edinburgh

Inverness Art Deco (iii)

While up in Inverness last year I spotted this Art Deco house, complete with Critall windows, blue banding and flat roof:-

Art Deco House, Inverness

Its gates also had the quintessentially deco sunburst motif:-

Art Deco House, Inverness, Sunburst Gates

Not far away was this moderne style house, possibly 1930s, more likely a bit later. The windows are certainly later but will be replacements. Strong horizontals and verticals though. And note canopy – all implying deco:-

Art Deco/Moderne House, Inverness

Another view. Strong horizontals and verticals. Flat roof. Corner windows:-

Another Viewpoint, Art Deco/Moderne House, Inverness

Also its chimney is typically deco:-

Art Deco/Moderne House, Inverness

Former Regal Cinema, Oxford

The good lady heard about this cinema as she was listening to the radio one day and mentioned it to me later.

The cinema is on the corner of Cowley Road and Magdalen Road but I have not seen it myself as we did not get to that part of Oxford when we were there (in 2012.)

The photo below is taken from geograph.org.

Former Regal Cinema

I found other photos of this cinema here, here and here.

It seems to be an entertainment venue now.

Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

I hadn’t realised at the time but the Amalienborg Palace, (Kogenlige Slot,) Copenhagen, the winter residence of the Danish Royal Family, is actually four identical facades surrounding a central space.

It makes this stitch I made of my first two photos a bit unnecessary. The building isn’t really bent, of course:-

Amalienborg Palace 1

Second building. Frederiks Kirke to left here:-

Amalienborg Palace,Copenhagen 2

Frederiks Kirke (a street away) from central space:-

Frederiks Kirke from Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace Gateway:-

Amalienborg Palace Gateway, Copenhagen

Close-up on one of the facades:-

Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen Close-up

Guards at Palace:-

Guards at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

The guards have an odd posture. They march – and stand – with arms folded:-

Amalienborg Palace Guards, Copenhagen

These two didn’t have arms folded, though. (This is a video. Click on picture to get to the video):-

Guards at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

Changing Guard, Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen. Again, click to get to video:-

Changing Guard, Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Nyhavn is a reminder of old Copenhagen. Once down at heel, now apparently resurgent and full of eateries and such.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen 1

Nyhavn, Copenhagen 2

Nyhavn,Copenhagen 3

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

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