Thursday, February 23, 2017

Art Deco on Hay Street...



Walking down Hay Street into the city yesterday, as always admiring two of my favourite Perth Art Deco buildings on the corner of Hay and William St. it occurred to me that I might not have actually shown them before.. my bad! Above on the right the Gledden Building built in 1938, the vertical emphasis inspired by skyscrapers in New York and Chicago, funnily enough every time I see this building it does make me think of Chicago :) Below on the opposite corner, built in 1923 the Walsh's Building formerly the 'Economic Store Building'. What is it about Art Deco that conjures up images of luxury, glamour and elegant times, do you feel it too or is it just me :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...


23 comments:

  1. They're beautiful! It's an architectural style that certainly appeals to me.

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  2. Wonderful buildings and cityscape, G!

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  3. Yes I do! I wonder if it's the way that Art Deco was depicted in movies. It always was depicted so elegantly and only the rich seemed to be surrounded by it. It's funny that you said that building makes you think of Chicago. That was my first thought when I saw the photo. Probably because so many old Chicago buildings have that type of tower on them.

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  4. I do feel it too and thanks for the photos. These are grand and glorious buildings. I think you'll find similar buildings not only in Chicago but in other midwestern cities such as Minneapolis, Des Moines, Omaha, etc.

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  5. I agree Grace, these are grand buildings!

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  6. These building designs offer an impressive welcome to the city corner.

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  7. ...you are fortunate to have such lovely Art Deco buildings.

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  8. Indeed luxury and wealth is what they speak off. Good to see.
    I did find however in London such buildings did not always offer large rooms inside when flats, it was the look that mattered.

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  9. I feel it too, Grace! I love the movies set in that era and that is one reason I really like the Poirot films - his apartment is so wonderful!

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  10. Art Deco buildings are really cool. I love the style and most black and white films from the 1940s-50s had their sets based around art deco style buildings.

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  11. Art Deco buildings always remind me of Hercule Poirot. :)

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  12. I love the Gledden building. How advanced was Perth in 1938 when that was erected!

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  13. Very nice to see those grand old buildings. Your city is also much cleaner than most of the cities in the USA.

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  14. Tu es une infatigable et ardente guide de ta ville. Merci.

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  15. This cityscape looks very appealing. A lot of cities I see don't make me feel that way!

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  16. They are beautiful and elegant buildings Grace

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  17. Beautiful buildings, Great clicks.

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  18. Very pretty buildings Grace and so well maintained, a joy to look at. Much nicer than a bathtub :)

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  19. I always love some art deco architecture. I'm still waiting for the blue skies though!

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  20. These are great looking buildings.

    All the best Jan

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  21. They are both beautiful buildings. Your photos are also beautiful Grace.

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  22. Such fine buildings, especially the Gledden building. Art Deco was one of my favorite architectural periods. There is a lot in Miami Beach. Naples is too young, so there is none here.

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