Posts tagged canada
Posts tagged canada
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.
Kerr Hall, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Via the Toronto Design blog.
Bas-reliefs, Kerr Hall Ryerson University
Georgia Medical-Dental Building, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Preserved remnants of a long-gone building that apparently had sculpture too good to toss.
From the photographer:
The Georgia Medical-Dental Building on West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver was demolished in the mid 1980’s. Before this took place the original Art Deco sculptural details of the building were removed so they could be re-used in the modern high-rise that was built on the spot. So while the original Art Deco building is long gone, at least some of its beauty was preserved.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Night shot of a massive Deco bridge.
From the artist:
This is an old art deco bridge in Vancouver. Perhaps the colour is not the best, but sometimes you just need to open that shutter up, and just see what happens.
Marine Building, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Lobby of the obscenely beautiful Marine Building.
marine building, 355 burrard street, mccarter and nairne, 1930, vancouver, british columbia
King Street, Toronto, Canada
Toronto in the 1930s.
Front Entrance, Marine Building, Vancouver, BC, Canada
One of the most elaborate Deco facades out there - and interior lives up to it.
Facade Detail, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Fabulous deco detail. A wider shot of it here.
Photographer notes and Flickr comments provide some background:
Gateway on Pandora street. I catch the bus to work across the street from this gate, and watched it being constructed. The mosaic covered the main electrical connection for the building.
This mosaic was made using molds taken fromart deco murals on the old Kresge building (Douglas and View), before it was torn down
That’s very interesting, I’m glad to hear that information was preserved. There were several old buildings I knew in Vancouver that I would have liked to try molding on.
Yay ! I wondered where they went too.