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F… Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germanyby Ghost Hunter Frankfurt
This isn’t Deco, but Jugendstil, the German variety of Art Nouveau and dating to the two decades before Deco began. Some of its forms overlap with Deco. I chose this for Frankfurt because honestly it’s difficult to find anything really Deco in that city (a great deal of the central city was destroyed or rebuilt) and c’mon, look at this! 
Close-up, by same photographer:

F… Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany
by Ghost Hunter Frankfurt

This isn’t Deco, but Jugendstil, the German variety of Art Nouveau and dating to the two decades before Deco began. Some of its forms overlap with Deco. I chose this for Frankfurt because honestly it’s difficult to find anything really Deco in that city (a great deal of the central city was destroyed or rebuilt) and c’mon, look at this! 

Close-up, by same photographer:

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Fairlie-Poplar District, Atlanta, GAby Blackthroated Blue
Great shot taken one block over from where I’m sitting in my office writing this. If you’re trying to place the POV, this is Fairlie Street over by Marietta Street, looking north at the back of the Beaux Arts courthouse and in the distance 191 Peachtree. The building this Deco lamp is set up isn’t actually Deco but a little older than that.

Fairlie-Poplar District, Atlanta, GA
by Blackthroated Blue

Great shot taken one block over from where I’m sitting in my office writing this. If you’re trying to place the POV, this is Fairlie Street over by Marietta Street, looking north at the back of the Beaux Arts courthouse and in the distance 191 Peachtree. The building this Deco lamp is set up isn’t actually Deco but a little older than that.

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Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GAby thirtyframes
Another Downtown Atlanta building I’ve shared before, the old Southern Bell building, now known as 51 Peachtree Center Ave. More pictures of the building here. I wait at the bus stop next to this one every day. 

Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GA
by thirtyframes

Another Downtown Atlanta building I’ve shared before, the old Southern Bell building, now known as 51 Peachtree Center Ave. More pictures of the building here. I wait at the bus stop next to this one every day. 

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