Saturday, January 9, 2016

Bellevue Court, Clayfield

Bellevue Court, Clayfield, Brisbane

I don't know anything about these flats in Clayfield, Brisbane. I don't like the fence at all, hides too much of the building but it looks like there is a good side entrance.

Bellevue Court, Clayfield, Brisbane

Monday, January 4, 2016

58-60 Queen Street, Auckland

58-60 Queen Street, Auckland

This is 58-60 Queen Street, Auckland. It was original built in 1936 but in recent years has been transformed into a hotel. When I took these photos a couple of years ago it was the Park Regis but it has since become the Grand Windsor Hotel.

58-60 Queen Street, Auckland

Friday, January 1, 2016

Bank of China, Nanjing

For the start of the new year, I thought I'd add a new city to my blog - Nanjing, China.

Bank of China, Xinjiekou, Nanjing

This is the Xinjiekou branch of the Bank of China in Zhongshan E Road in Nanjing. A very faded sign indicates that the building was formerly a branch of the Xinye Bank and was built in 1937.

Bank of China, Xinjiekou, Nanjing

The decoration is very subtle but you can see some of the detail in the panels below the windows.

Bank of China, Xinjiekou, Nanjing

A much clearer sign promotes the building as the Lady's Bank incorporating a female face in the letter 'B' of the logo.

Friday, September 11, 2015

former Regent Theatre, Deniliquin

former Regent Theatre, Deniliquin

The Regent Theatre in Deniliquin probably wasn't that flashy when it opened in 1956 and there is no way that is going to change with the current tenants, the Deni Baptist Church. But even on that simple façade there is the hint of deco with the 'rule of three' employed for the placement of the square windows and the small vents below.

References:
Deniliquin and District Historical Society Facebook page

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bulolo Flats, Fortitude Valley

Bulolo Flats, Fortitude Valley

Bulolo Flats in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley were named after the Bulolo Goldfields in Papua New Guinea. Designed by architects Hennessy & Hennessy they were built in 1934 as residential flats for single young women who worked at the department store of building owner T C Beirne.

Bulolo Flats, Fortitude Valley

References:
Brisbane Art Deco, Edited by Kimberley Wilson - Bulolo Flats by Amelia Lacey

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

419 Lygon Street, Brunswick

419 Lygon Street, Brunswick

This building at 419 Lygon Street, Brunswick, a former house or more likely flats, now houses a legal firm.

419 Lygon Street, Brunswick