Wednesday, November 26, 2014

B/Alphabe-Thursday

Yellow brick house

B is for BRICK

Brick is a common construction material in south-central Ontario. Although many of the older farmhouses here were made of yellow brick (the colour of the clay found in our area)...

 Red brick house

 some of the older homes are red.

 Romanian Orthodox church, Oshawa, Ontario

Bricks are also made of concrete. The church's brick may be coloured concrete, which is much harder than clay.

Red clay brick, an old seminary in Rochester, New York

South of the border (the Canadian border, that is), nineteenth-century builders must have found clay plentiful too.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE 

39 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

I think brick is really lovely no matter what colour it is.

Mersad said...

Love to look at different types of houses. I live the red bricks, although the yellow ones are great as well.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Around here yellow bricks are known as "Cambridge bricks" as they used to be made around here, elsewhere in Britain red brick is more common. Although our yellow brick looks very smart when new it seems to be more affected by pollution and soon weathers to a dirty grey. All the examples you've shown look very smart.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series of images, EG! I tend to love the brick buildings more than others.. Have a happy day!

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful selection!

Revrunner said...

I like the idea of bricks being made out of indigenous materials, giving the buildings in the region a sense of identity.

A Quiet Corner said...

These samples of brick buildings are beautiful...it's the architectural design I like!...:)JP

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

so fancy. i love all the curlie q's. so cool!! i enjoy the fancy-ness. ( :

Anvilcloud said...

Concrete bricks? Who knew!

Terri said...

I like the brick, but I really love the windows you captured! I've never heard of concrete bricks..but I imagine they would be super strong.

Lowell said...

I've always loved brick structures. Here, though, the brick is often a facade - over wood or plasterboard.

And I remember when we lived in Scottsdale some of the new houses were crumbling - they used Mexican brick which didn't stand up to the weather.

Country Wife said...

love the pictures

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the brick farmhouses in Ontario. They are classic. You found some wonderful examples of brick.

Sandra said...

i love the windows on the first photo. i did not know they make bricks out of concrete.. learn something new every day.

DeniseinVA said...

I like this series very much EG. Neat architecture, windows and the archway in the last photo and the diamond shaped windows shown beyond the other window. Great photos!

Judy said...

You have shown us a nice collection of pretty windows as well as brick. I am always happy to see unusual windows.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful details on these!

William Kendall said...

The details in these shots are quite lovely. I think my favourite shot is the church.

Mary Hone said...

I love old brick buildings. They have such character.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, wonderful detail indeed, EG! And all the buildings do have their own character!! Terrific captures for the day as always! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

So that is where the brick came from that leads to the Wizard of Oz.

Chandra said...

Hi Tina,
We lived in a 130 year old house once and we loved it. Brick can last forever.
The red brick house is so pretty.
Nicely photographed and presented!
Have a Beautiful Day.
Peace :)

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Love this.

Something I see every day ... and I admit I notice the beauty ... but don't pause to honor it. And not *only* the wonder of brick.

Thank you for this beautiful reminder!

Small City Scenes said...

I think brick is so beautiful. My Mother in her later years lived in a brownish brick house---it was very nice. The people she sold the house to covered the brick with wood and boy did it change the very appearance of the house. Weird!
MB

Indrani said...

Such neat subjects for the theme. Great shots all.

Stephanie said...

I favor the red brick. Wonderful images!

Malyss said...

Here we have only red bricks . I like the style of brick houses.

Halcyon said...

I love brick houses. :)

RedPat said...

The bricks are quite lovely in your pics, EG!

Alexa T said...

Fascinating!! I love what I learn blogging, too! What surprise!! Lovely to find out a romanian church in Oshawa, Ontario... so far!! So glad to see all details and the look at them so close up... Thank you so!!

Judy said...

I love the details of the windows and the gingerbread in these images!!

Ginny said...

Both bricks are pretty in their own way. The windows are beautiful in the second picture! The church temple almost looks like a Jewish Temple, except for the triple crosses..

Betty said...

I don't think we have yellow bricks around here. Kind of unusual to me.

Judie said...

I have lived in many different areas in which various colored bricks are used. This is certainly and interesting post, and your photos, as always, are excellent!!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Nice series for letter B...Happy Thanksgiving♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/brevity/

edenhills said...

Great assortment of buildings! I love brick buildings.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

There are a lot of brick houses here also - I might have to take my camera and capture a few!

Great post...

Jenny said...

I am partial to the beautiful of red clay brick!

What a lovely link for the letter B.

Thanks for sharing it.

A+

Esther Joy said...

Great variety of bricks in your photos! I didn't know there was a difference in the strength, but that makes sense!

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