Saturday, September 11, 2010

Snapshot, Abbotsford

The Retreat Hotel, Abbotsford. Saturday morning in September. I'm not sure what style you would describe it as. It has art deco stylings, the emphasis on strong vertical lines, but my understanding is that it dates to about 1910. It also has a certain arts and Crafts look or maybe English Free Style, especially the curved central tower with its large overhanging eaves, a bit like a mushroom and the very strong window frames.


  1. It looks like its design was most influenced by Art Nouveau architecture, though like the work of C.R. Mackintosh in Scotland, it is more rectilinear than the Art Nouveau of Paris or Brussels.


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