This is the former Apollo Theatre in Macau, near Senado Square. It dates from 1935, the first film shown was The Merry Widow on 2nd Feb 1935 and, by design, it had shops and apartments at the front and an auditorium on the ground floor at the rear. The Apollo name can still be seen on the corner of the building near the Esprit ad.
This is the Crescent Building on the corner of Crescent & St Catherine Streets in Montreal. It has some nice decoration on the exterior but the foyer is a absolute gem. But you'll have to come back tomorrow to see that.
This amazing structure is called Monumento às Bandeiras or the Monument to the Flags. It is at Praça Armando Salles de Oliveira near Ibirapuera Park. Designed by Victor Brecheret, it is 50 metres long and 16 metres tall and was unveiled during the opening of Ibirapuera Park in 1954.
This is the Auditorio Nelly Goitiño in Avenida 18 de Julio, Montevideo. It appears to be oe of a number of auditorium run by Sodre - Servicio Oficial de Difusión Radio Eléctrica which means something like the Official Service for Broadcasting Radio. At least that's what I've come to understand by applying my very limited knowledge of Spanish to the Sodre website.
A frieze on the façade of the building represents the arts in classical form. The masks of comedy and tragedy are depicted in the frieze and separately on the façade.
This is one of my favourite half dozen buildings in Montevideo. It is right in the middle of the main street Avenida 18 de Julio and goes by the name Palacio Lapido. It was designed by architects Juan Aubriot and Ricardo Valabrega. It was built in 1937.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.