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oldglasgow:

I’ve briefly mentioned The Beresford Hotel before and it’ll come as no surprise to most of you that this example of Streamline Moderne is one of my favourite buildings in the city.

It was originally built a year before the outbreak of World War II (that’s 1938, history fans) to provide accommodation for visitors attending the Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park. Unusually its architect was also the owner and managing director of the hotel, something which I’m sure your boy from Grand Designs would be furious about.

During the war it became a favourite haunt of American servicemen but it went into steep decline after the war and was sold off to Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in 1952 and was converted to offices.

It was sold again in 1964 to Strathclyde University who reconverted it into accommodation for their students and renamed it Baird Hall, both uses a far cry from the glamour of its original purpose.

The Beresford was converted again in 2003 to private apartments and, speaking as someone who used to live on Sauchiehall Street, they must be lovely and quiet at the weekends.

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"The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are non-existent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices." - They Live (1988)

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mymodernmet:

The stunning Nasir al-mulk Mosque hides a gorgeous secret between the walls of its fairly traditional exterior: stepping inside is like walking into a kaleidoscope of colors. Every day, the rays of the early morning sun shine through colorful stained-glass windows, transforming the halls into a dazzling wonderland of rich hues, patterns, and light that play on the floor of the mosque.

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carlaspeedmcneil:

Pencils for the top half of my entry into the Little Nemo tribute book, DREAM ANOTHER DREAM. Cats and Craftsman interiors, I have no trouble drawing. The typography needs a little help, but that’ll all straighten out in inking. It is bizarrely difficult not to put the interjection “oh” in every panel.

carlaspeedmcneil:

Pencils for the top half of my entry into the Little Nemo tribute book, DREAM ANOTHER DREAM. Cats and Craftsman interiors, I have no trouble drawing. The typography needs a little help, but that’ll all straighten out in inking. It is bizarrely difficult not to put the interjection “oh” in every panel.