Posts tagged art deco
Posts tagged art deco
G… Göteborg (Gothenburg)
Gothenburg City Theatre, Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden
by Hans Nerstu
Example of (so I’ve heard) hard-to-find Swedish Deco.
Opened: 1934. Architect: Carl Bergsten (1879-1935). Built in a style of architecture that´s called Nordic Classicism with features of Art Deco. In Sweden this style of architecture and art design is called Swedish Grace.
Götaplatsen, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Grand Central Airport, Glendale, California
Detail from the former terminal. Yes, that’s a man holding a propellor.
This building is testament to the historic role Glendale in aviation.
Grand Central Airport, Glendale, California, also known as Grand Central Air Terminal (GCAT), was an important facility for the growing Los Angeles suburb of Glendale in the 1920s. It was also a key element in the development of United States aviation. The terminal, located at 1310 Air Way, was built in 1928 and is still there. Owned since 1997 by the Walt Disney Company, it remains as one of four remaining standing structures (the other three are hangars), and sole surviving witness, to the area’s historic significance, and is in urgent need of restoration and repair.
Beresford Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland
by Doug Stallan
This hotel couldn’t be more striking or photogenic. Go out and look for more images and really it’s hard to choose.
G… Gent (Ghent)
Gent (Ghent), Belgium
There are actually quite a few wonderful buildings I could share but this one is so unusual there was no contest. If anyone could tell me more about it, that would be super.
G… Genova (Genoa)
Genova (Genoa), Italy
by Antonella Fava
What looks to be a 1920s Metro station. The combo of the color scheme and the symmetry and the terrazzo is just great.
BTW, while searching on images I found a bunch showing this amazing 1920s barber shop in Genoa. None of them are postable (restricted download), but link to one is here and a Flickr search will show you more.
Smith’s Opera House, Geneva, New York
by Bill Badzo
Discovered this while looking for something in Geneva, Switzerland.
The interior was redone in the 30s, while the outside (shown below) is older:
Smith’s Opera House, also known as the Geneva Theater, is a historic theater building located at Geneva in Ontario County, New York. It was constructed in 1894 and is a three and a half story, detached brick and stone building. It was built by one of Geneva’s most respected citizens, William Smith. It was renovated in 1931 as a movie theater by architect Victor Rigaumount in a unique combination of Art Deco and Baroque motifs. The Geneva Theatre was renamed Smith Opera House in 1983.
NRHP Reference#: 02001454
82 Seneca St.,Geneva, New York
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
by val 45
Deco frieze at what was originally built as the HQ of the League of Nations.
The Palais des Nations (English: Palace of Nations) in Geneva, Switzerland, was built between 1929 and 1936 to serve as the headquarters of the League of Nations. It has served as the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva since 1946 when the Secretary General of the UN signed a Headquarters Agreement with the Swiss authorities, although Switzerland did not become a member of the UN until 2002.
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Pretty brick Deco home in a city near Melbourne.
Cinema (Demolished), Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Portrait of a cinema no longer with us.
Meanwhile, this photographer’s photostream on Flickr has a lot of amazing black & white photography.
U.S. Post Office, Gary, Indiana
by David Tribby
I try not to post too many urban decay pics here (and there’s a lot of out there) but this photographer has some great documentary type shots. Also if you search for pics of Art Deco Gary, this sort of thing is actually well-preserved as far as things go.
U.S. Post Office
architect: Howard Cheney
style: Art Deco