Just back from a short trip to Philadelphia. The city has so much Deco and yes, I took pictures, although as anyone in or near Philly can tell you, this weekend’s weather was absolutely miserable. It was cold, windy and rainy pretty much the entire time and besides that my companion’s umbrella broke Saturday morning, so we were unable to take as many leisurely walks as we’d have liked. But I did get to visit and see some doozies, including today 30th Street Station, which is one of the most epic buildings I’ve ever seen.
Anyway, I’ll be posting pictures over to the Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ArtDecoArchitecture) soon and will post to this blog, too, but only after I’ve finished up the ” Alphabet of Deco.” I’ve gotten to T now, so think I can finish within a couple of weeks. This whole series could’ve been finished by the end of 2013 but I keep being pulled away. Recently I had a major writing/editing project, involving using my spare time to edit and write short stories, and I also had some intense stuff going on at work, which made me just too tired to go have the fun that I have doing this blog.
So, in short: look for more posts soon, from all over the world, and then from Philadelphia and then probably from… who knows! Also, remember you can always submit things via decoarchitecture.tumblr.com.
Hi, I'm actually kind of from Bremen, well, from a village nearby and thus know a bit of Bremen. There's is not really 'true' Art Déco architecture in the city I think, but surely there are interesting buildings of the 'humble' kind, considering hanseatic understatement. I don't know the city that well, since I'm just 21, but the one semester of studying architecture back in the day showed some interesting places. King regards :)
I was able to find a cute place to stay through Airbnb, where I’ll be able to ride the streetcar, walk or bike very easily to the city center, plus visit many parks. I do enjoy Hanseatic “understatement.” Years ago I was in Brugge and that was pretty amazing. I also enjoy Jugendstil.
When in Hamburg you should most definitely check out the "Speicherstadt" and "St. Pauli Landungsbrücken". (Google it, it's worthwhile...). Sorry, don't know much about Bremen except the statue of Roland and, the statue of the Bremen town musicians :)
My friend who’s traveling with my is a professional city planner, quite into architecture and neighborhoods, so he has already I think picked out those things. There is some great modern architecture there as well as the old. I know I love Jugendstil, which is unique to Germany.
For Bremen, my Oma I have a wood panel that’s some kind of print, I think perhaps by Durer, showing the Platz and the Roland statue. I also have a metal plate that’s the animals. She didn’t have a lot of things from home but I know she took a ship back to visit a couple of times in the 1950s and bought some souvenirs.
I’ve been doing research on my home and think I will be quite happy.
With fans of this blog living everywhere I was wondering if anyone following this page knew Hamburg or Bremen? Or live there?
I will be over there in May and would welcome any tips, especially on architecture but also anything else. I have never been to either city before, although my mother’s parents were from Bremen and Bremerhaven. I have visited many other parts of Germany — Cologne, Trier, Munich, Dortmund, Frankfurt, etc. — and speak German.
Anyway, you can contact me via the blog if you know anything helpful.
P.S. I’ll be using Airbnb for lodging, so that should be fun. Think I’ve found where I’ll stay in Bremen.