There are no prizes for guessing that this building, The Edith Centre, is in Blackpool. The tower is a bit of a giveaway. And I suppose that no-one will be surprised to learn that the Edith Centre now houses a modern chain. A fast food chain at that, McDonald's no less.
But high on the building, either side of the clock there are these wonderful series of stone seagulls.
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.