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#481596 - Sun Jul 05 2009 04:57 AM This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR
Copago Offline
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This week's theme is Bricks and Mortar
Grab a photo of a building or anything else you think may fit the theme and post away.

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#481597 - Sun Jul 05 2009 03:49 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: Copago]
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I think these guys had run out of mortar.

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#481598 - Mon Jul 06 2009 12:42 AM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: flopsymopsy]
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haha, cool
I love the colours in that shot - they're very striking. If you described a photo of tiles it wouldn't sound as good as it looks.

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#481599 - Mon Jul 06 2009 10:39 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: Copago]
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#481600 - Tue Jul 07 2009 01:42 AM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: Tredici]
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This nice little pile is Ham house in Surrey, It's well worth a visit.
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#481601 - Tue Jul 07 2009 09:06 AM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: runningbare]
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Part of next door's garden wall (not full height due to parked car) - the remains of a very large fireplace from the original building.

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#481602 - Tue Jul 07 2009 08:54 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: lilyalli]
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Cool pictures of bricks (and tiles)! That Ham house looks like it could be used to film a period movie, runningbare

This is a shot of Fort Canning Centre, which used to be the barracks of the British Army in Singapore, but is now the home of the Singapore Dance Theatre. The grassy area in front of the Centre is often used for outdoor screenings of films, ballet under the stars, and other similar events.


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#481603 - Wed Jul 08 2009 08:29 AM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: jmorrow]
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This is putting liquid limewash behind old harling.



Limewash flows under the patches that knock to a hollow sound, so that when it hardens it sticks it to the wall behind. This saves re-harling the whole building. A syringe is used to inset it into a hole, and to stop it flowing back out again, that small reservoir is temporary placed there to keep it from flowing straight back out again.

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#481604 - Wed Jul 08 2009 10:05 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: Mugaboo]
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I always look at this mural on the parking lot wall of the local Police Station as I pass. Today I took a photo, as I felt it fit this week's theme well.


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Edited by MadMags (Wed Jul 08 2009 10:07 PM)
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#481605 - Thu Jul 09 2009 01:34 AM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: MadMags]
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There are many beautiful old buildings in Savannah Georgia, this is just one of them. Don't ask me what street I was on - I got QUITE lost that day wandering about!
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#481606 - Thu Jul 09 2009 07:15 AM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: Jakeroo]
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Ooooo, that's lovely Jakeroo! Good POV too. It's not often you see bow glass windows, either.

All interesting photos to be sure.

Lily, I find that quite pleasing to the eye, am glad it wasn't torn down. Is the garden beyond the fireplace in what was once a room? It seems like the original building was quite large?
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#481607 - Thu Jul 09 2009 09:01 AM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: MadMags]
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Lily, I find that quite pleasing to the eye, am glad it wasn't torn down. Is the garden beyond the fireplace in what was once a room? It seems like the original building was quite large?




There were several in the vicinity. Some of them belonged to a school, so there were outbuildings as well as a large main building. If you have a look at post #988378 on 12 June last year it will give you some more info. Unfortunately, I cannot get link to work.

Also, copied from #988724, 13 June, "They are recording finds, including a grain store back to 1700s. It is reclaimed land, so not that old. Apparently, they cannot access the tunnel, something they had hoped for, due to flood defences and existing wall."

History lesson over!
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#481608 - Thu Jul 09 2009 11:53 AM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: lilyalli]
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Some of the ruins at Old Panama

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#481609 - Thu Jul 09 2009 12:50 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: bhs63]
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Two farm buildings in Germany:

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#481610 - Thu Jul 09 2009 07:08 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: tellywellies]
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Lily: I would KILL for a garden wall like that lol

TellyW: for someone born in Canada, the idea of a BRICK barn is verrrra foreign. Ours are all wood (the boards of which people unfortunately steal on a regular basis for resale as "antiques")

Mugaboo: ty for that post, I think most of us don't realize alot of labour goes into all that upkeeping!
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#481611 - Thu Jul 09 2009 09:36 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: Jakeroo]
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Old village house roof.
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#481612 - Thu Jul 09 2009 09:59 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: ren33]
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The Warsaw Barbican was originally built nearly 500 years ago, and formed part of the city defences. Destroyed during World War 2, it was later rebuilt using bricks recovered from historic buildings of Wroclaw and Nysa.


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#481613 - Thu Jul 09 2009 10:15 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: picqero]
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This is a favourite antique store downtown. It's usually so full of goodies that it is hard to move about.


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#481614 - Fri Jul 10 2009 09:28 AM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: spanishliz]
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Rough and ready Bar in Mongolia
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#481615 - Fri Jul 10 2009 09:02 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: quogequox]
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An old prison in York, Pennsylvania.

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#481616 - Fri Jul 10 2009 09:31 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: ClaraSue]
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Gee, ClaraSue, that sure looks ominous!

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#481617 - Fri Jul 10 2009 10:45 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: jmorrow]
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Thanks lily, for that information. It looks like they didn't build the house with the observatory then.

Lots of great bricks, rock and tiles. Good photos, all.
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#481618 - Sat Jul 11 2009 08:18 AM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: MadMags]
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These are the flats above the shops in Golders Green

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#481619 - Sat Jul 11 2009 09:03 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: satguru]
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Here are the bricks and mortar that I call home.


Edited by MotherGoose (Sat Jul 11 2009 09:03 PM)
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#481620 - Sat Jul 11 2009 10:28 PM Re: This week's theme is BRICKS & MORTAR [Re: MotherGoose]
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Thanks for sharing that, MotherGoose. What a lovely blue sky!

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