Posts tagged art deco
Posts tagged art deco
Royal Theatre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Photo by OzinOH
Old theater with a still vibrant facade.
Wills Building, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Photos by Simon Godley
Nice set of shot of a Newcastle landmark.
The Wills Building is a well-known landmark in Newcastle upon Tyne. It was built in the Art Deco style as a cigarette factory in the late 1940s for W. D. & H. O. Wills. It is situated on the New Coast Road from Newcastle upon Tyne to the Billy Mill roundabout in North Shields, and overlooks the Wallsend golf course. It was originally built with the office block facing onto the New Coast Road with the factory itself forming the wings and rear of the building, making the whole factory complex into a quadrangle. After the factory closed in 1986 it stood empty for a number of years. The main building was eventually converted into luxury residential apartments by George Wimpey and was officially reopened as The Wills Building in November 1998.
N… New Orleans
Lakefront Airport, New Orleans, Louisiana
by Kevin O’Mara
Fabulous, just recently restored civic building from the 30s.
Commissioned by Governor Huey P. Long and opened as Shushan Airport in 1934, this building was a gorgeous example of Art Deco architecture and decoration. In 1962 it was covered in concrete to serve as a fallout shelter and in 2005 it suffered badly at the hands of Hurricane Katrina with water coming in from both ground flooding and a damaged roof.
From 2011-2013 they’ve been working to restore it to its former glory - to remove the concrete, uncover the murals, expose all the old marble and fixtures.
The inside is very close to done, and is an absolute beauty. My pics from today didn’t really capture its grandeur so I’ll be back one day soon once it’s officially finished.
For more info see this article in The Advocate.
Post Office, Naples, Italy
Photo by canuckandy
Stark Deco design in Napoli. Interior shot (different photography) over here.
National Tobacco Company, Napier, New Zealand
Photo by Russell James Smith
Detail of the lovely and much photographed National Tobacco Company in Napier, a city which boasts one of the most concentrated and impressive collections of Deco in the world.
Taken on an Art Deco tour of Napier, New Zealand, March 2010.
Napier was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1931 and subsequently rebuilt in the Art Deco style. Now preserved and maintained it has one of the largest concentrations of Art Deco architecture in the world and has been nominated for World Heritage Site status.
Presidential Palace, Nanjing, China
Photo by John Meckley
Chinese interpretation of Deco.
Cool art deco building; maybe should call it Chinese Deco.
Pharmacie du Point Central, Nancy, France
Photos by Steve Silverman
A commercial building that seems to be somewhere in between Nouveau and Deco.
Photos by edle b t
Pink and white Deco in Kenya’s capital.
N… North Dakota
Fargo Theatre, Fargo, North Dakota
Photo by Davoud D.
Unbelievable, huh? Wow!
The Fargo Theatre is an art deco movie theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. It was built in 1926.
It was restored in 1999 to its historic appearance and now is a center for the arts in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area.
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
N… North Carolina
City Hall, Asheville, North Carolina
Photo by Projectpat8881
Top of Asheville City Hall. I’ve yet to visit Asheville.