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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

Art Deco in Warnemünde

There was quite a lot of Deco style (certainly Moderne style) in Warnemünde. Most of it is of relatively recent construction though.

This was directly across the River Warnow from the ship’s berth. Loads of horizontals and verticals, then there are those semi-circular projections at the entrance:-

Art Deco in Warnemünde

From beach. Wellenrausch Restaurant and Cafe. Kurhaus. Paulo Scutaro Ristorante. Hellas Greichische Gastlichnet. Rule of three in windows, canopies, rounded ends.

Warnemünde, Modern Art Deco

This also fronted (backed?) onto the beach:-

deco , Warnemunde, Germany

Seebad, Eines der schönsten erholungsgeblete der Ostsee, (one of the most beautiful relaxation spots on the Baltic Sea.) Sweeping curves, plus horizontals and rule of three in windows:-

Seebar, Art Deco Style in Warnemünde

On the walk back to town there was this shop. Meermode (Sea Fashion):-

Warnemünde, Art Deco Style

Art Deco Style, Warnemünde

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 56: Mutehill

This is possibly more moderne than Deco. A house off the A 711, just south of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway.

It’s possibly very recently built.

The White House Mutehill

Art Deco Style. The White House Mutehill

The White House Mutehill, Art Deco Style House

Art Deco/Moderne Architecture in Arbroath

This lies opposite Gayfield football ground.

Moderne House, Arbroath

Entranceway. The balcony and canopy above the door, the windows in and beside the door, plus the rounded corner to the left – and the flat roof – are deco features. The glazing has been mucked about with though:-

Art Deco/Moderne House, Arbroath

Showing rounded corner, balconies, strong horizontals and verticals:-

Arbroath Art Deco/Moderne House

View of side and rear:-

Rear view, Art Deco/Moderne House, Arbroath

Karmsund Strait, Norway

The west coast of mainland Norway has a collection of islands off it which provide a reasonably sheltered passage north (or south.) Many ferries ply the waters, a vital lifeline in the days before North Sea oil and the building of roads to remoter regions, and still going.

Karmsund Strait is a passage between the island of Karmøy and the islands of Vestre Bokn and the mainland in the east.

The MV Black Watch approached the narrowest point of the strait towards nightfall:-

Nearing Karmsund Strait, Norway

These were electric pylons on Karmøy but not I think the ones on the photograph on the link above:-

Cable Pylons at Karmsund Strait

The very elegant Karmsund Bridge crosses the strait’s narrowest point:-

Bridge at Karmsund, Norway

Closer view. Note more pylons:-

Bridge at Karmsund, Closer View

Karmsund Bridge from below:-

Karmsund Bridge from Below

Reverse view:-

Karmsund Bridge Reverse View

The area was fairly built-up compared to the previous parts of Norway we’d seen:-

Houses by Karmsund Strait

There was even a house which might be described as Art Deco:-

Deco Style at Karmsund Strait

These were more Moderne than Deco:-

Moderne Style at Karmsund Strait

Art Deco in Getxo +

By the riverside on our approach to the Vizcaya Transporter Bridge I spotted this beauty:-

Getxo Art Deco 1

The doorway had some fine detailing:-

Getxo Art Deco 2

This port/marina building is also in the deco/moderne style. Spot two ships’ funnels behind it:-

Art Deco, Getxo 3

Closer view. It’s like an 1930s airport tower only with porthole windows:-

Art Deco, Getxo 4

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:-

Art Deco, Getxo 5

There was another Fred. Olsen line ship docked at the same time as ours, the Boudicca. Both are seen here from the pier approach:-

aGetxo 6 ship

SS Black Watch. The bow has a very angled rake:-

SS Black Watch at Getxo

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