Posts tagged canada
Posts tagged canada
Relief, Toronto Stock Exchange, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Photo by Greg’s Southern Ontario
Awesome shot of a 1930s frieze. Click to access full size.
… Streamline Moderne style frieze was designed by Charles Comfort in 1937 & depicts Canadian workers & industries represented by the stock exchange. Of special interest is the well suited stockbroker, depicted with his hand in the pocket of an oblivious common laborer, as if greedily taking what does not belong to him. This bas-relief was implemented during the Great Depression, when many in society shared overwhelming feelings of economic betrayal….
Q… Quebec City
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Photo by BEV Norton
A house in QB. The photographer has a nice, big set of city photos, called “European Minus the Plane” and including several more Deco homes.
BTW, I started posting the R’s, after only Q country was Qatar, but then I remembered there are at least a couple of Q cities.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Photo by colros
Fascinating Deco apartment building in Montreal. It’s got this pointed arch and upward thrust that reminds me of some kind of gothic fireplace, but then it has the oval balconies.
I would say it’s unique, but look at this building, also in Montreal, documented by the same photographer:
And here’s another Montreal apartment building, a little different, but still unusual compared with what I’ve seen of the world’s apartments from the era.
And yes, I did just post three things from one place, but I couldn’t decide!
Mural, Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, New York
Photo by Wendy Darling
Center of the magnificent mural in the lobby depicting Buffalo as a mediator in the relationship between the U.S. and Canada. On the left there’s an American family, with the outline of City Hall behind them, on the right a Canadian family, with a futuristic skyline (Toronto?) behind them, and then bridging the two is the falls and then of course the actual falls bridges. I’m sure there are many, many better photos of this elsewhere, certainly in art and architecture books, but this was mine. It was overwhelming.
From the City’s web site:
The painting at the front of the main lobby is entitled “Frontiers Unfettered by Any Frowning Fortress” and depicts Buffalo as an international gateway to Canada.
The central figure in this mural is a woman representing peace between the United States and Canada. In one hand she has the United States and in the other hand is Canada, uniting the two. On the side of the United States there is an offering of farm implements, sewing machines, textiles and automobiles. On the Canadian side is an offering of furs and fisheries. The mother of Canada, on the Canadian side, is pointing toward the United States as the land of opportunity and youth.
Yes, another Kingston :)
This art deco-y bungalow proliferates in Saskatoon, but it’s the first of its kind I’ve seen in Ontario. This one’s in Kingston.
H… Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dominion Building, Halifax, Nova Scotia
by Doug Mercer
Deco in Nova Scotia’s capital.
Canadian Imperial Bank, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Streamline train depicted on the face of this 1951 building, now the World Trade Centre.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Photo by Sweet One
Mammoth Deco building in Calgary.
Old Christie Biscuit Company, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Awesome entrance on an office building.
Old Christie Biscuit Company building on Notre Dame Avenue (Opened in 1933). Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Federal Public Building, Edmonton, Canada
I -love- the door handles!
A re-take of a picture I made a while ago… The Federal Public Building is an Art Deco architectural gem. The exterior has solid, grounded Art Deco classic appeal, and the ornamentation inside reflects the same. Soon, the provincial government will begin a massive restoration of this beautiful piece of history.
Edmonton is North America’s Northernmost city with a population greater than 1 million people. On the summer solstice (June 20), there is only a couple of hours of darkness overnight.