Monday, April 21, 2014

Streamlined Moderne in Dar es Salaam!

Art Deco in Tanzania? Who knew!

Thanks to my niece (who did volunteer work in Africa recently) for showing me the book, Street Level' by Sarah Markes.  It contains lovely pen-and-ink sketches of buildings in Dar.  This is just one of them!

Experiencing Toronto's Deco skyscrapers... on your own

In 2012 and 2013, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to lead a walking tour of downtown Art Deco buildings, as part of Heritage Toronto's walk series. 

Not sure what building we were looking at  in this view of the 2012 walking tour (perhaps former Toronto Stock Exchange). There was very bad construction noise that year, even on a Saturday morning!

For that tour, Heritage Toronto and I created this brochure which provides some useful info if you decide to take the tour on your own! Wait for a sunny day when the temperature's just right (late April / May, and September / early October are the best times in my experience). Remember to wear comfortable shoes, be safe when crossing streets, and bring along your camera!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Where did those wordless years go?

If you're wondering why there's a three year gap in my blog posts, it's because I've been posting on Facebook and Twitter, but not here.

Thanks to the wise counsel of, I've revised my online strategy; this is now the place to come for stuff about Art Deco.

(I'm working on upgrading my Glue online presence as well... Stay tuned!)