Saturday, December 14, 2013

Deco Bank

The Bank of Nova Scotia building on Bay St in the financial district is a deco delight. It was designed in 1929 but construction didn't take place until after WWII although the same Art Deco features were kept from the original design. The exterior of the building has quite a collection of these bas-reliefs by German artist Fred Winkler which all seem to be based on Greek mythology. I'm not sure what these 2 refer to at all.

19 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

I have always like Deco.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm a big fan of Art Deco and bas relief and this photo shows some stunning examples.

Laura. M said...

Maybe represent Zodiac signs :))
Have a good weekend.

Birdman said...

Have always enjoyed mythology, either on pages or like this in stone.

TexWisGirl said...

really is beautiful!

Karen said...

I love art deco and this a gorgeous example.

Bill Nicholls said...

Very nice, I like art deco

Sharon said...

I love these bas-reliefs!

Deb said...

Those are handsome reliefs.

Jack said...

I am surprised that they retained the Art Deco style if they delayed construction so long. That is one of my favorite styles.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is liking your Art Deco theme! :-)

Andy said...

Nice find Pat. I'm surprised at the number of buildings in T.O. that have stylish design similar to this.

Kate said...

Love your description as a "deco delight" and it is!

William Kendall said...

That is gorgeous detail!

I'll be passing through the Big Smoke on Christmas Eve... I'll have to keep an eye out for this in between modes of transport...

Randy said...

You don't see buildings like that anymore. Very nice.

llandudnopictures said...

They certainly add to the look of a very handsome building!

JM said...

Love it!

cieldequimper said...

These are very fine examples (but I'm no good at Greek mythology...)

Pam said...

Found a blog link I thought I'd suggest on this building of a fellow Toronto blogger http://tayloronhistory.com/2013/02/10/torontos-architectural-gems-the-bank-of-nova-scotia-at-king-and-bay/