Monday, January 12, 2015

Old Brickwork

 Above hardware store, Sunderland

I'm not sure how old this brickwork is but some of the buildings on this street were built at the end of the 1800s and this looks about the same age - not old by world standards but ancient by Canadian ones.

 Closer look at middle section

Closer look at left section

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57 comments:

Jeevan said...

Excellent work on architecture and brick construction! Well captured and framed in detail

Good to see the old build is still used to commerce

Andy said...

I like theses old (Canadian standards) buildings. The trades men showed off their talent with all the details they put into it.

Mersad said...

I really like the intricate brick work.

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a lovely old building EG, I can relate to the age thing, we're a little short on years here in Perth also :) doesn't stop us appreciating the beautiful architecture we have oui!

Revrunner said...

Building deserve to be preserved if for the brickwork alone.

eileeninmd said...

Love the brickwork, a beautiful building.. Great shots, enjoy your day!

Anvilcloud said...

This style of brickwork is very fancy. We don't see much brickwork of any kind anymore.

Kate said...

So glad the brick has been well-maintained. Love the different patterns.

Roan said...

Amazing architecture!

Tom said...

Mighty fancy brickwork, they don't build them like that today. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Penelope Puddlisms said...

I like the intricate patterns! Brick holds up beautifully over time and seems to look better with age.

see you there! said...

Beautiful brick details. Great post for old stuff.

Darla

The Furry Gnome said...

That really is beautiful old brickwork! A lot of nice old buildings in southern Ontario date from 1870 to 1900. The downtowns of most rural towns were built then.

Lowell said...

So different than what is built around here today although it does remind me of buildings in old Colorado towns, like Leadville.

Re your comment about Xmas decorations: I can understand why they're left up in Canada - it's too darn cold to get out and put them away, but here??? :)

Sandra said...

beautiful old architecture adn it is old by our standards to.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful detail!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

that is just beautiful old craftsmanship. They certainly don't make them like that anymore.

Birdman said...

Well, it certainly looks to have weathered some weather. LOVE brickwork.

John's Island said...

Old brickwork makes great subject matter. Your photos are excellent. Also, the farmer's field in previous post. Getting back to bricks ... They make such a beautiful exterior. I don't see much construction using bricks these days and guess it's the cost ... I hope there is enough work out there to keep the art of bricklaying alive. Wishing you a good week ahead. John

VP said...

I am fascinated by brickwork, and this is a really fine example of it!

Mary Hone said...

I love old buildings. They really cared about the artistry back then.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty and complex! most folks probably don't even notice it.

Linda W. said...

What a lovely building! The brickwork is amazing.

Susan said...

Beautiful! They just don't build buildings like they used to, which is a darn shame!

Bob Bushell said...

Love the brickwork, well taken.

Rebecca said...

Don't you wish they still built like that today?

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful! One doesn't see brickwork like this any more!! Terrific captures for the day! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a very attractive building with great details in the brickwork. The two tones of brick are interesting too.

Hilary said...

Architecture was so much more beautiful back then. Lovely captures.

RedPat said...

It's lovely to see the time and effort they put into buildings in the old days. That work required very skilled workers who would be difficult to find today!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Stunning! So much nicer than some of the stuff they slap together these days.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful brickwork~ And yes, sometimes I look at a blog from India or elsewhere and think 'yup we really are the New World here!" (Especially the western states in the US where we spent most of our life~)

Karen S. said...

Oh yes, this is lovely brickwork, very impressive!

Mama Zen said...

Very pretty!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful work the older tradesmen did. Old by New World standards and still standing. Nice shots. MB

Ginny said...

This is very very fancy brickwork! People used to take such pride in their work. I guess all of that is gone with the wind now. Just build things fast and simple.

cieldequimper said...

Does anybody still use bricks in such a delightful way?

Cloudia said...

Very similar to work seen in the US East Coast cities: Philly, Baltimore, NYC


Nicely shown



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Lorna said...

Today I feel like old brickwork.

Photo Cache said...

I like brick buildings. This one I would guess would be a gov't building at one time.

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Bethany Carson said...

Wow! That is some neat workmanship!

Lois said...

That is one gorgeous looking building. I absolutely love the brick work.

Rose said...

I often wonder who could look at these old buildings and then proceed to build the modern looking ones with no character? Yet, I guess they have character for others. Anyway, love these...

Kay said...

Brickwork - especially the old stuff - isn't common in San Francisco where I'm from. It doesn't hold up in earthquakes. But it's so nice to see something that shows so much skill. Most "brickwork" I see these days is a veneer applied to paneling.

Randy said...

Beautiful old building.

Stephanie said...

Love the brickwork and the details around the windows.

Felicia said...

this indeed is beautiful brickwork.

great shots.

Chandra said...

Tina,
These buildings look so pretty with the blue skies in the background. Great photos!

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is some intricate brickwork. It looks like it has been fairly well maintained over time.

ladyfi said...

Just gorgeous!

Marie said...

Such a gorgeous old building! So artfully crafted. Really nice shots!

Indrani said...

Excellent color compositions and designs. Terrific captures.

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful isn't it?!

Kathy said...

I so admire the talent of the masons from these days. That herringbone pattern in the center of the building is magnificent!

Fun60 said...

So much time was taken to produce a work of art that still looks good 200 years later.

kelley jensen said...

that is a very beautiful building. I like the craftmanship in the old brickwork.

Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful and you have captured it so well. Things are just not made like they used to be.

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