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V & A Dundee

Lovely sunny September day out……spent at the new V&A Dundee.

Admiring the ‘ship-like”architecture representing the glory days of Dundee’s trade with the world…..sitting alongside ‘The Discovery’ sailing ship.

Wonderful exhibition of ‘Ocean Liners’ in days gone by.  Extraordinary art and design of every description produced for these vessels……’First Class’ in particular…..obviously.

Love the lines  and colours of this armchair by Pierre Patout from the First Class dining room of the ‘Ile de France’.

Extraordinary and massive metal wall panel by Jean Dunand made for the first class smoking room on the Normandie ‘Les Sports’.

Mural of an ‘English Pub’ by Edward Bawden for the first class lounge of the ‘Oransay’…….again of significant size.

  Sleek  and superb Art Deco light fittings on board the ‘Victoria’

   Magnificent wall sculpture ‘Dancer with  Seagulls’ by Marcello Mascherini for the Eugenio C………and some lounge chairs.

Gorgeous old posters advertising size and splendour on the ocean waves.

and what I’d be wearing if I was on board……beautiful flapper dress.

  Largest remaining fragment of the ‘Titanic’ ……part of an over-door panel from the first class lounge, depicting musical instruments.  Overwhelming emotion seeing this…..thanks in great part to the movie.

 

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