This year I got to check something big off my Art Deco building bucket list: the Marine Building in Vancouver, British Columbia. I talked about this beauty back when I released my Marine Building shawl, but I only showed one little picture of the building just above the front door.
We had a family trip to BC for a week this summer, and we stayed in a hotel just a couple of blocks down the road from the Marine Building. I took outside pictures by myself, but was too shy to enter without being part of a walking tour.
Here’s the entrance and a few close-ups, including the beauty that you only see if you stand under it and look up:
Here’s some lovely but pock-marked seaweed by the entrance:
The tour was great & this building was the highlight for me. I could have easily spent an hour getting detailed shots of all the amazing things, but this way I figure I’ll just have to get back to Vancouver and visit it again.
Here are the elevator doors that I obsessed over:
Sometimes it’s the little details that pop out later on. I love these tiles on the stairs:
Check out the look on the face of the whale in the middle here:
And the waves around this ship are amazing:
Even the ceiling is stunning:
What’s on your must-see bucket list? I’ve got whole maps with pins in them set up for Chicago and New York City!