The Lane-Wells Story

Even in a city filled with Streamline Moderne buildings, these two were exceptional. Read More

Japan Deco-Tokyo’s Fabulous Art Deco Department Stores

There was a time when department stores were like movie palaces. In Japan, some still are. Read More

Top Of The World-the Peace Hotel Roof

Why visit the Peace Hotel roof, which is just 11 stories above ground? You be the judge. Read More

Shanghai Art Deco Congress-Day Five-The Peace Hotel

Shanghai is too rich in Art Deco to have an obvious #1 Art Deco building. But if not the Peace Hotel, then what? Read More

Art Deco Separated at Birth #13 – Peace Hotel Entrance & Lounge

Two views of Shanghai’s spectacular Peace Hotel. From 1997, the original lobby check-in area (you can just make out a luggage cart at lower right) and from 2015 where the original lobby is now a lounge. Looks like the clock did not survive … Read More

Shanghai Art Deco Congress 2015 – Day Four

Shanghai has lots of Art Deco, and the area with the most is the former French Concession. Read More

Art Deco Japan – The Lost World of the Hikawa Maru

The Hikawa Maru made 238 voyages between 1930-1960, surrounding passengers with a splendid Art Deco environment. Read More

Yes, I take the power lines out (well, some of them)

Removing wires isn’t that difficult, but it takes time. Read More