Thursday, July 26, 2007

Curved clay


Interlaced
Toronto, ON, November 2006 [Click to enlarge]

The bricks on a lovingly cared for building in a gentrified old neighborhood near downtown Toronto seem to take on a life of their own as they reflect the early afternoon sun.

I seem to have acquired this odd habit of looking closely at buildings. The closer I look, the more likely I am to find something that will strike my eye.

Your turn: An architectural detail that recently captured your eye would be...?

18 comments:

barbie2be said...

i love this shot, Carmi. i am always looking for interesting architectural details!

Michele is too, that's why she sent me. :)

'B' said...

It was a building from when we were in the UK. I think from memory, it was in Reading. I have a pic of it somewhere, so I will psot it for you over the weekend... (as long as I can find it of course).
There was also one from Melbourne, (Victoria Australia of course) of an old chimney which had a shopping centre built around it, I will also post that one as well. I like these type of shots!!

Here from Michele's this morning...

Paige said...

beautiful

Sarch said...

Carmi...I've been negligent of you and your wonderful blog my friend. My apologies!

Wonderful pic (as usual).

Nothing comes to mind from an architectural standpoint, but I thought of you the other day. The owner of my company is putting on an addition to the back of our buidling for my department. He has included an office for me with windows facing the lawn behind the building. It is "spectacular" by any means, but there is a beauty to the green of the grass and the gentle slopes as it makes its way to a "retaing pond" type of area. I stood on the recently poured concrete in the approximate location of my office. Looking through what I believe will be my window location I thought, "It's not spectacular but I like it...and I'll bet Carmi could make a real nice picture out of this."

MissMeliss said...

CARMI!!!!

I hesitated in coming here earlier because I knew eventually Michele would send me, and she HAS. YAY!

I love the texture in this picture. I want to feel the sun on the brick. It reminds me vaguely of the tile roofs so prevalent in California.

As to a recent architectural detail? It's not architectural, but on our walk today, the dogs and I passed a house with a vine arbor over the front door. I thought it looked sort of wistful and romantic.

Mr. Althouse said...

That's pretty cool. I must say, my friend, you certainly have a way of making the ordinary look extraordinary.

Some fun over at Michele's huh?

Mike

Moi said...

lovely pattern.....i love he way sunlight lits it up ....

colleen said...

The FloyFest timber framed stage with the moon above it! I'll be posted some about it throughout the weekend.

I don't understand why Roxette wants to play Meet and Greet if she doesn't have a blog. Maybe I'm naive but what does she get out of it?

I'd love for my potter son to see these bricks. The looked rounded.

kenju said...

Love that pattern in the bricks. I think the last time an architectural detail caught my eye was when I was in NYC last March, and before that in Italy last fall. Those are 2 great places to see intricate details!

Anna said...

Oh Carmi...I love this. The pattern, the texture. Nice capture.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This looks like a piece of Sculpture, Carmi! I swear! I love that you caught this when the sun really showed the truly graceful design! WONDERFUL!

D.O.M. Dan said...

I recently had to go to a meeting in a downtown Los Angeles high rise building, which was shaped as a trapezoid. There was one corner of the building that came together in a sharp point. The other three corners were at right angles. I ended up meeting in a triangle-shaped conference room at the point end of the building. It was kind of neat.

Bob-kat said...

What intricate work. I would love to know where on the building this was and how the whole building looked! it makes for a lovely photo though - very warm :)

The most recent architectual feature I remember is a gargoyle on Gloucester cathedral!

Michele sent me back!

tommiea said...

I am drawn to doors. Old doors, new doors....rusty doors....all kinds of doors.

Pearl said...

Nice texture. Last thing I saw, window screen texture.

Rainbow dreams said...

I love this photo Carmi - something in the textures of the clay aswell as how they intertwine, the colours and the shadows - it's tactile too :)

Paul said...

That's a great photo. That's really good. Nice going.

kimberly said...

Wow, Carmi, what beautiful brick, and a great photo! I enlarged the it, trying to figure out the brick joints, and couldn't see them. Are those a series of individual bricks, or part of a panel fired in one piece?

I look at architectural details all the time -- and probably would even if it weren't my job. Recently, I've been looking a lot at courtyard paving patterns and storefront windows.