Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Art(Deco) of Distraction...



A few weeks ago while in Guildford, in an attempt to take my mind off a certain gentleman that I was passionately :) attracted to, I sidetracked my attention to another great love.. heritage buildings. In historic Guildford there is no shortage, practically every building is heritage listed. The three buildings shown here built in the 1930's are described as 'inter-war' Art Deco, not too flashy but with subtle Deco touches. The Town Hall above, still used as a community space and the Council Chambers below, now a library... 


The old Guildford Fire Station below built in 1934, the residence next door once the Fire Station Quarters is a 'rare surviving example of a fire station and family residence on the same site'. I'm guessing that's the old bell tower behind. I have so many unanswered questions re the old fire station, does it belong to the current residents of the house next door, is it still used. I almost knocked on the door.. almost! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe... P.s. how fabulous does the white Art Deco look under the deep blue sky!  


27 comments:

  1. Solid expressive buildings, super!

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  2. I do enjoy this type of architecture and would be distracted too! These even remind me of an old building set I had growing up, and wish I still owned!

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  3. I would love to walk around there.. Wonderful photos, Grace!

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  4. Beautiful buildings with a rich history. Great photos Grace.

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  5. Wonderful buildings, Grace! And that blue sky set them off so well!

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  6. JUST the sort of deco we see on military bases of a certain age in Hawaii (Hickam) and the (CA) Bay Area's Hamilton Air-force Base. This should be submitted to a local magazine!

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  7. Lovely buildings, and as you say, great against that gorgeous blue sky!
    Liz

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  8. Well photographed, I really like these Art Deco buildings. I wish there were more of them left, but sadly, many have been destroyed and modern stuff built.

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  9. That sky is gorgeous and a great backdrop for those buildings.

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  10. They are beautiful buildings Grace. I especially like the fire station and those red doors!

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  11. I love all of these structures and what glorious photos...you show them off to perfection!

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  12. This architecture is so chic.

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  13. I also like Art Deco architecture. You have found some great examples to photograph.

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  14. Oh, Grace, you should´ve knocked - you are brave like that! And I´m curious, too! What is in there?

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  15. Nice art-deco buildings Grace.

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  16. They look almost as new against the blue sky. Great buildings Grace.

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  17. Gorgeous buildings and you are right, they look even better against that beautiful blue sky.

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  18. I am impressed that those buildings' architecture is so well coordinated! Now, Grace, you are going to hint and then DROP any more information about " a certain gentleman!" We need to know!!

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  19. Lovely buildings.
    I really like those red doors too!

    All the best Jan

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  20. Wow, that sure is a classy looking fire station!

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