Posts tagged canada
Posts tagged canada
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.
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.