Tag Archives: Art Deco

HotelFacts: #8: Count Peter of Savoy

For the eighth in our series of Hotel Facts, we return to The Savoy … again … (seeing a pattern here?) A jewel of an Art Deco refit in 1930, the new frontage of The Savoy London included a 1904 sculpture of Count Peter … Continue reading

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Hotel Facts: #7: Kaspar the Cat

Kaspar is a three foot tall, beautifully carved, exquisitely drawn sculpture of a cat, commissioned from Basil Ionides in 1926 from a single piece of plane tree.  For many however, their first glimpse of the elusive feline, is on the … Continue reading

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Suite Dreams Series – #10 – The Little Tramp & The Savoy

When we were offered the key to a personality suite at our spiritual home – The Savoy, London– we jumped at the opportunity so this is how we managed to find ourselves in the spacious Charlie Chaplin Suite, camera in hand.    Perfect. … Continue reading

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Letters, signs and notices

Since re-connecting with the world via my photographic lens last year, I have begun to notice and appreciate the wit, style and beauty to be found all around us – from the most upmarket frontage to the more mundane everyday … Continue reading

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