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And this house is one of many in my Mum & Dad's road in New Malden, Surrey. I always loved these 'ship houses' when I was little - Justin & I were sorely tempted to buy one 10 years ago, but he couldn't face living quite so close to the outlaws :D

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Fantastic, wish I could afford to buy one, I know New Malden quite well, used to work in Surbition, Hinchley Wood and Stoneleigh.

When I were a lad there was one art deco house along this long.....long street called The Heights in Northolt. All teh rest were traditional 1930s type semis but this beaut looked like a small cinema :rolleyes: Went back there about 5 years ago and all the 1930s houses were still standing almost unchanged for 40+ years but that art deco one was gone :yes: and a 1980s little box stood in its place :(

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The Hyde Park Cinema in Headingley , Leeds .

A Grade II listed building , the Hyde Park still has many original features , including gas lighting , a decorated Edwardian balcony , and a piano and organ . It is the only gas lit cinema remaining in use in the UK . The ornate gas lamp outside the entrance is also Grade II listed .

Not exactly art deco , but a pleasure on the eye .

Malc

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My office building on New Oxford Street ( I like to think of it as London's very own Flatiron Building). Really a 'Modernist' deisgn but a large nod to Art Deco detailing.............

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Art Deco & Modernist were pretty good bedfellows, bit like Brad and Angelina.............. :rolleyes:

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Some great art deco pics keep em coming.

away from the southern Railway for a minute :thumbsup: saw a great art deco pub in Taunton the other day - weatherspoons pub, but an absolute classic of the genre. :ohmy:

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here's some more...........

Beresford hotel in Glasgow

In Brighton..........

Not exactly art-deco but I have just spent 3 days at this hotel on the Belgian seaside, Middelkerk. It belongs to the Belgian Military and is called "Mess Continental", totally refurbished only re-opened end April, right on sea front, we had a 1 bed apartment, place has a great restuarant and bar :D

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Hey !! How about this one...............you'll never guess where it is............................

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In Eritria !!!!!! (that's a part of Ethiopia - once)

Boy wish it was around the corner from where I live, I'd buy it tomorrow........

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I'm not sure whether the Isokon flats in North London count as Deco or Modernist or a bit of both, but they are round the corner from my office base and I can't cycle past without looking every time.

I went on one of the 'Open House' tours a few years ago and they are tiny inside, mind.

The first 'photo is a proper one, i.e. nicked from Google Images, the second I took with my camera 'phone. A few days before I ran over it with my car (don't ask).

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I'm not sure whether the Isokon flats in North London count as Deco or Modernist or a bit of both, but they are round the corner from my office base and I can't cycle past without looking every time.

I went on one of the 'Open House' tours a few years ago and they are tiny inside, mind.

The first 'photo is a proper one, i.e. nicked from Google Images, the second I took with my camera 'phone. A few days before I ran over it with my car (don't ask).

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I love the Isokon flats-they were very run down until a few years ago though. As you say, the flats are tiny inside but I seem to remember that the original tenants were encouraged to share some spaces and live semi-communally?

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I seem to remember that the original tenants were encouraged to share some spaces and live semi-communally?

Yes, my idea of hell.

After the refurbishment, a few of the flats were made available for keyworkers and I thought about applying. But they were just too tiny. And the thought of all that communal living that went on the past would make me shudder every time I crossed the threshold.

Anyway, as we're onto transport on this excellent thread, how about this weird and wonderful little car? Designed by one of my favourites, Norman Bel Geddes. Father of the lovely Barbara. Was never mass-produced and looks quite claustrophobic, but appealing too.

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Then, there's the fabulous Zephyr train. Here's the front -

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and the observation car at the back-

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The Odeon cinema in Burnley, a huge place that me and a few mates used to sneak in to watch X films :yes: the one who looked the eldest payed in and then opened the exit doors for the rest of us. :lol:

the premier of Thunderball was held there :yes:

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Took these last Sunday whilst tavelling on the underground from Uxbridge to St Pancras. Of course the trains are overground this part being the extension built in the 1930s, hence the art deco type architecture.

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This is the world famous Morelli's ice cream parlour, apparantly not much changed since the 30s, yum, yum.......:lol:

It's in Broadstairs, Kent , wonder if they still drive this van though :D

Blackpool's open air swimming pool was a pleasure on the eye .

More than can be said for what now stands in its' place , The Sandcastle complex .

Malc

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Here's London's jewel in the crown IMO. Grade II listed exterior and interior, covering 2 acres in central London. Even the bogs are Art Deco.

It's open to the public and guided tours can be arranged in advance. Go and take a look - they don't bite!

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This is the world famous Morelli's ice cream parlour, apparantly not much changed since the 30s, yum, yum.......:lol:

It's in Broadstairs, Kent , wonder if they still drive this van though :D

Broadstairs is always worth a trip anyway but especially to see Morelli's Ice Cream Parlour.

I want that van! And the dog!

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Beautiful pics. What about some of Gaudi´'s Catal탡n modernist creations like the Casa Batllo in Barcelona? It's hard to think that people like de Velde, Gaud탭, Morris and Rennie MacIntosh were all exponents of the same movement.

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Here's London's jewel in the crown IMO. Grade II listed exterior and interior, covering 2 acres in central London. Even the bogs are Art Deco.

It's open to the public and guided tours can be arranged in advance. Go and take a look - they don't bite!

I think I'm in love.................:thumbup:

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What about the driver ? :thumbup:

Good looking chap , last seen in one of the crowd scenes in / of " Soulboy " :thumbup:

Malc

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The Odeon cinema in Burnley, a huge place that me and a few mates used to sneak in to watch X films :thumbsup: the one who looked the eldest payed in and then opened the exit doors for the rest of us. :yes:

the premier of Thunderball was held there :yes:

can remember doing the same steve, the exit doors were on the left hand side ........:lol:

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I know the picture of this building isn't very good (it was derelict and vandalised and this picture was taken in 1994) as it is taken not long before the building was demolished. It is a picture of Bishop Auckland Odeon built in 1938 and I used to go a lot when I was a bairn. It sadly closed in 1983 :lol:

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DOGGARTS the best department store in the whole wide world, it sold everything. I remember going to this store when I was little with me grandad and me sisters and having chips, mushy peas and linked sausages :lol: Everyone I know who remembers Doggarts says the heart was ripped out of Bishop Auckland when this shop closed :lol:

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DOGGARTS the best department store in the whole wide world, it sold everything. I remember going to this store when I was little with me grandad and me sisters and having chips, mushy peas and linked sausages :rolleyes: Everyone I know who remembers Doggarts says the heart was ripped out of Bishop Auckland when this shop closed :unsure:

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Great photos

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Here's London's jewel in the crown IMO. Grade II listed exterior and interior, covering 2 acres in central London. Even the bogs are Art Deco. It's open to the public and guided tours can be arranged in advance. Go and take a look - they don't bite!

I used to be a Freemason and our Lodge held it's quarterly meetings in this palatial building. If we were lucky we'd get the splendid Indian Temple to hold meetings in!

Here's another of London's art deco wonders - the Odeon Muswell Hill!

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can anyone with tech knowledge post up the derby pubs, blue boy, blue pool, blue peter, all put together they were supposed to represent a ship, two now sadly not pubs (you may think otherwise if youd been in the blue boy, i,,ll try and post pics later

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I used to be a Freemason and our Lodge held it's quarterly meetings in this palatial building. If we were lucky we'd get the splendid Indian Temple to hold meetings in!

Here's another of London's art deco wonders - the Odeon Muswell Hill!

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Used to be ? I thought when you became one , it was for life .

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Used to be ? I thought when you became one , it was for life .

Nah, a lot of people think that, but it's not the case. Once you've handed in your resignation and cancelled the standing order at the bank for your monthly dues, it's all over - no more funny handshakes, no more secret signs, no more wearing an apron... ph34r.gifrolleyes.gif

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Nah, a lot of people think that, but it's not the case. Once you've handed in your resignation and cancelled the standing order at the bank for your monthly dues, it's all over - no more funny handshakes, no more secret signs, no more wearing an apron... ph34r.gifrolleyes.gif

If that is the case , Lady B must have resigned as a mason recently ;)

Malc

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Great thread with some lovely photos.

We've had a few Odeon cinemas, naturally, so here the former one in Scarborough. It's now the Stephen Joseph Theatre - probably familiar to Richard Hawley fans as the cover shot for the Coles Corner album.

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Despite being an internationally renowned theatre and home to Alan Ayckbourne, it's future looks uncertain thanks to the recent spate of cuts to arts funding.

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