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Art Deco Posters

These were in the corridor of the Carron to Mumbai Restaurant, Stonehaven. There was a railway theme.

Art Deco Poster, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

East Indian Railway poster for Calcutta:-

Art Deco Poster of Calcutta, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Art Deco Poster in Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Calcutta showing Metro sign:-

Art Deco Poster Showing Calcutta in Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Despite the date, 1916, this Indian Motocycle poster has an Art Deco background:-

Art Deco Style Poster, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

This one’s more film noir, though:-

Poster, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Art Deco Style

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 6 (v). Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Porch

On our visit to the Carron to Mumbai Restaurant We were seated in a corner but we soon discovered it was near to the main entrance. At a break I took the opportunity to photograph the porch.

Railings by steps up to door:-

External Railings, Carron Restaurant

Exterior curved wall and glazing:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven Exterior

Upper glazing on porch:-

Glazing on Upper Porch, Carron Restaurant

External flooring:-

External Flooring, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

One of the windows:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Glazing

Exterior far wall (I have photographed this from the other side):-

Exterior Wall, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 6 (iv). Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Interior

On the way down from Peterhead we made our way to the revamped Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, now trading as an Indian Restaurant under the name Carron to Mumbai.

We came in through the Evan Street entrance (which is photographed in this post) through a bar area.

Bar area looking back towards Evan Street:-

A Bar, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

We then walked down a corridor lined with Art Deco posters. After surrendering our coats to be hung up we entered the restaurant proper.

The glazing is superb – and still original!:-

Windows, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, More Windows

Ceiling and view down to far right wall:-

Ceiling, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Mirror (Picasso mirror?) on near wall:-

Mirror, End Wall, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Main bar and Art Deco clock:-

Main Bar and Clock, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Floor centrepiece:-

Floor Centrepiece, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Internal door (to toilet):-

Internal Door, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven,

Wall tiles inside toilet:-

Wall Tiles, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Wall tiles and towel rail:-

Wall Tiles and Towel Rail, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

View from toilet back to mirror wall:-

View Towards Wall Mirror, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

What a visual experience! The food was very good as well. If you’re ever in Stonehaven you must take this in.

Grand Day Out

I had two days out really.

On Friday on the way up to Aberdeen the good lady and I stopped at Dunnottar Castle and also took the chance to visit Stonehaven War Memorial which is walkable from there. (Photos of both will be coming eventually.)

Later in the afternoon she made a good trawl of the Old Aberdeen Book Shop in Spital.

Even better pickings were obtained at the Mercat Bookshop in Castle Street the next morning (I even bought two books) and then we had a look at two antique shops before we retired to a modern style hostelry for lunch with my younger son and his wife.

Imagine our surprise when the establishment was invaded by Sons fans who certainly seemed to be enjoying themselves, which the bar staff took in good part. The flag intimated they were from Helensburgh.

Fans of Dumbarton FC

On to the match, with ticket at the ready:-

Ticket for Dumbarton FC's Cup Game at Pittodrie

The Sons contingent had several good flags on the wave:-

Dumbarton FC Flags

The pre-match entertainmenmt was way over the top. There’s absolutely no need for this sub-USian rubbish:-

Razzmattazz at Pittodire

Even if the Aberdeen fans in the Merkland Stand also had a good array of flags:-

Aberdeen Fans

The teams emerge. Two more good Sons flags at the bottom here:-

Teams Coming Out at Pittodrie

Sons to the fore. This season’s ‘home’ strip – yellow and black wide stripes, with black shorts, on show (and a rather silly-looking Aberdeen mascot at top right. They had at least two mascots, which is probably two too many):-

Dumbarton FC at  Pittodrie 18/1/20

Sons line up for the game:-

Dumbarton FC Strip 2019-2020

Stonehaven’s Other Claim to Fame

Apart from the Carron Restaurant – see previous post – Stonehaven, via the medium of the Carron Fish Bar, formerly The Haven, is the birthplace of that Scottish culinary delicacy, the deep fried Mars Bar.

The Carron Fish Bar, Stonehaven

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

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 43: Stonehaven (ii)

On the way up to Peterhead we stopped at Stonhaven again.

I took a few more photos of that Art Deco terrace of shops.

Art Deco Corner, Stonehaven, Again

Corner shop entrance. Good curved glass:-

Art Deco Shop Entrance,Stonehaven

Slightly different view compared to my other shot of this terrace of shops (see link above):-

Art Deco Shops, Stonehaven

Deco windows:-

Art Deco Shop Windows,Stonehaven

Footbridge, Stonehaven

Good wrought iron work on this bridge over the Carron Water, near the Carron Restaurant:-

Lovely Footbridge, Stonehaven

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

Well I hadn’t photographed it before but I had featured it here. See also my comments of two posts ago.

These are my photos though. Main entrance and stairs:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Art Deco Delight

Garden detail. Great deco styling:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Art Deco, Garden Detail

The gateway is superb:-

Art Deco Gateway, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

The Art Deco styling extends to the fencing at the lane to the side:-

Garden and Fencing, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Again note the fencing here and on the balcony, plus the lovely circular sweep of the canopy and windows which have very stylish glazing:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, View from Lane.

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 43: Stonehaven (i)

Stonehaven was once the county town of Kincardineshire but that county has since been incorporated into Aberdeenshire.

Corner site; typical north-eastern granite construction:-

Art Deco Shop Front, Stonehaven

Round the corner. Good detailing and glazing around the entrance to that middle shop :-

Art Deco Shop Front, Stonehaven

The Deco theme continues for the next three shops. Again note the glazing. The leftmost shop here is the street entrance to the Carron Restaurant. In the link I say it’s the rightmost shop but I hadn’t visited Stonehaven when I made that post. Sadly when I was there the restaurant was closed again due to the retirement of its owners. I understand it has since been reopened once more:-

Art Deco Shop Fronts, Stonehaven

Rightmost shop; good stonework detail above door:-

Art Deco Shop Front, Stonehaven 4

Very minor deco, up a side street:-

Minor Art Deco, Stonehaven

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