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Art Deco Hotel, Tynemouth and Mouth of River Tyne

The Turk’s Head, Tynemouth, has Art Deco styling:-

Art Deco Hotel, Tynemouth

I couldn’t go to Tynemouth and not have a look at the River Tyne’s mouth.

Mouth of River Tyne with North Sea beyond:-

Mouth of River Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Art Deco Semis, Whitley Bay

Brick-built Art Deco semi-detached houses in (I think) Whitley Bay. They were in that area anyway.

Horizontals, verticals, rounded bay windows, flat roof. Pity their eyes have been poked out:-

Art Deco Houses, Northeast England

Whiley Bay Art Deco Houses

Minor Art Deco, Rothbury, Northumberland

Rothbury’s Co-op.

Minor deco, mainly in the stonework round the windows. Pity those windows have had their eyes put put.

Art Deco in Rothbury

Rothbury Art Deco

Buildings in Aalborg, Denmark

The first building we encountered after crossing the road between the dock and Aalborg‘s centre contained above a window this rather lovely mural of a sailing ship. (I think it was made of tiling):-

Ship Frieze, Aalborg,Denmark

Then there was this almost Tudor style building:-

Aalborg Building, Denmark

This seemed Dutch in appearance:-

Aalborg Building, Denmark

And this was the closest approach to Art Deco:-

Aalborg Building, Denmark

Another vaguely Tudorish building, off a side street, complete with fountain in front:-

Aalborg Building, Denmark

More Dutch style here:-

Aalborg Building, Denmark

More Art Deco, Helsinki

Yellow building photographed from coach stop. South Korean embassy/consulate to left here:-

Art Deco Building Helsinki

Espressso House. Shot as coach passed by on the way back to the ship:-

Art Deco/Moderne Building, Helsinki

More Art Deco Style, Helsinki

Deco detail on building, Maranello Women. (A hairdresser’s?) Snatched as coach passed by:-

More Art Deco, Helsinki

Art Deco, Esplanadi, Helsinki

Esplanadi is a small green area in the middle of Helsinki city centre. It had some Art Deco.

Espan Lava. (I have no idea what that means.) The building certainly has horizontals and verticals, though:-

Art Deco/Moderne, Helsinki Ciy Centre

An Art Deco Kiosk, Helsinki. What seems to be the Canadian Embassy is over the road:-

An Art Deco Kiosk, Helsinki

Close-up from reverse:-

Helsinki, Art Deco Kiosk Close-up

Teatern, Helsinki. Art Deco style. Horizontals, verticals, flag pole. I assumed Teatern meant Theatre. It does:-

Teatern, Helsinki

Stockman, a shop a bit up from Esplanadi, has elements of At Deco but probably post-dates it:-

Stockman, Helsinki

Helsinki Central Railway Station (i)

My first glimpse of Helsinki Central Railway Station was from a distance. I had seen this clock tower on the way to the Sibelius Monument and thought, that looks deco, so resolved to photograph it on the way back:-

Helsinki Railway Station Clock Tower

We wandered closer to investigate and discovered the building it served is the Central Railway Station. I suppose technically it’s not Deco as it was designed and built before 1920. It has elements of Art Nouveau tipping over into Deco though. The building is a masterpiece.

This is only its side entrance:-

Helsinki Railway Station Side Entrance

Close-up on arched window. Note also canopy and doors:-

Arched Window, Helsinki Railway Station

The interior was stunnning. This, arched ceiling, clock, interior partition windows is the least of it. The light fitting is a bit modern, though:-

Hallway Helsinki Railway Station

Great decoration below arched ceiling:-

Helsinki Railway Station Interior

Looking towards main entrance. Rule of three in partition windows. Great decoration on pillars and surround:-

Interior Helsinki Railway Station


Concourse Helsinki Railway Station

Arched window from inside:-

Arched Window, Helsinki Railway Station

This arched partition window is wonderful:-

Wonderful Arched Partition Window,Helsinki Railway Station


Interior Hallway, Helsinki Railway Station


Interior Detail, Helsinki Railway Station

Another arched window:-

Another arched window, Helsinki Railway Station

There’s more of this to come!

Parliament and Rock Church, Helsinki

The Parliament building in Helsinki is in the imposing, monolithic, institutional Art Deco style:-

Parliament, Helsinki

Helsinki Parliament

The Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Church) is one of Helsinki’s attractions. We passed it on the way back from the Sibelius Monument but didn’t go in:-

Rock Church, Helsinki

Art Deco/Moderne Buildings, Helsinki

Rex Bio, an Art Deco/Moderne shop, Helsinki city centre:-

Art Deco/Moderne Shop, Helsinki

This building, complete with horizontals, verticals, curved wall and flat roofs was on the way out to the Sibelius Monument:-

Art Deco/Moderne Building, Helsinki

Note window column:-

Helsinki, Art Deco/Moderne

Decoration on flag pole seating:-

Helsinki, Art Deco/Moderne Building

Helsinki, Finland

Next stop after St Petersburg was Helsinki, capital of Finland.

A lot of the buidings in the city centre are in the Art Nouveau style. These are the ones I photographed on the way to the Sibelius Monument.

Art Nouveau Building, Helsinki

Helsinki, Art Nouveau Building

Yellow Art Nouveau Building, Helsinki

Another Art Nouveau Building, Helsinki

The one in the centre here shades into Art Deco in the windows:-

Art Nouveau/Art Deco  Building, Helsinki

Note the giraffe figures on the balcony here:-

Giraffes In Helsinki

I have absolutely no idea what these were about:-

Giraffes in Helsinki, Close-up

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