Tuesday, 1 November 2011

BRICKS AND MORTAR

Ah, nothing like an old brick wall - preferably part of a walled garden, sun streaming down, scent of lavender, marjoram, roses..........

Well, I've got nothing like that for Carmi's Challenge this week but I have found some old brick building.




These chimneys are at Losley Hall, in Surrey,




as is this brick arch. I thought at first that the old bit at the top was brickwork, but on looking closely, it is stone. Brick-shaped stone, but still stone! Obviously at some time, the arch was cut through, and brick used to build it.




The last photo is of ancient brickwork in Bruges, Belgium. The old arches are lapped by the waters of the canal, and I wish I knew what the grilles were for! Bruges is full of beautiful brick-built buildings and a wonderful place to visit.

8 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots!

Gilly's Camera said...

i LOVE your bricks and mortar piccs....!

Little Nell said...

You always have something interesting and in theme Gilly. These are lovely shots and I agree about Bruges; great place for artwork as well

Max said...

Nice set of brick pictures. That last one is an amazing feat of construction.

Bob Scotney said...

That's what I call a chimney stack.
The grills? To keep people out (or in).

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

I haven't been to Bruges in decades! Oh my.
I really like the chimney photo on top, too.

Alexia said...

Oh Bruges is the place I want to visit most of all! Your picture encapsulates why - so intriguing and beautiful...
The other shots are great, too :)

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Delightful photos- such character and personality you were able to capture. I love being taken to new places I would not otherwise see.
Thanks for sharing