Thursday 19 June 2008

Midland Morecambe Mon Amour

The beautiful Midland Hotel in Morecambe went from this spendlour and having visitors like Gabrielle Chanel and Noel Coward

To this rather sad state:

I adore Art Deco architecture and was aware that the Midland's future was in dire straits so was so happy to see on the Culture show with the lovely Mark Kermode this week that it has been restored and now looks absolutely glorious:

I am now plotting a trip to Morecambe... It is so wonderful when a treasure like this is saved. I hope the hotel is a great success all over again.

You can see more supremely elegant pictures and read all about the hotel past and present here


The Daily Connoisseur said...

I absolutely adore Art Deco architecture as well. I love watching episodes of Poirot with David Suchet because the buildings they shoot in are absolutely stunning- as are the furniture, clothes and jewels! There is this gorgeous house in Santa Monica that was on the market in Art Deco style (sort of like a miniature version of this hotel) that I had fantasies about living in but alas, it went off the market a week later- sold! When I walk my dog I still walk by it in hopes that it will go on the market again!

Rose said...

I love watching Poirot for all the Art Deco too! The attention to detail seems to be amazing and everything is so elegant and refined.

I hope the Santa Monica house does become available again. It does sound like a perfect dream house.