Monday, October 31, 2011

Thematic Photographic 169 - Bricks and mortar


Old growth
London, ON, May 2011


I've been staring at buildings a lot lately (I'm odd that way), so I thought the stuff that makes them up - bricks and mortar - would make for a fun Thematic Photographic topic.

There's a certain charm in the way a brick building ages that concrete simply can't match. It's got a kind of texture that never fails to make me want to reach through the screen so I can feel it with my fingertips. I know I can't do that, of course, but that doesn't mean I can't head out again and find some new (old) buildings to shoot.

Your turn: Take a picture of anything with bricks in it. Or mortar. Or both. Post it to your blog (or, alternatively, find something you may have already shared online) and leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants to share the Thematic joy. Repeat as often as you wish through the week. Click here for more background on how Thematic, our weekly photo-sharing activity, works.

26 comments:

fredamans said...

Here is my depressing depiction;

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/10/thematic-photographic-bricks-and-mortar.html

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

And here's my contribution -- not a very exciting one this week. (But feel free to check out my post from yesterday featuring graveyard photos. I like those much better than I like this pic.)

http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2011/10/photo-non-contest-169-brick-and-mortar.html

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Here is my version:
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2011/10/tp-169-bricks-and-mortar.html

Max said...

Ahhh, bricks and mortar, old buildings. I think I may have some good ones. Great theme, looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

Max said...

Ok, I was going to wait until tomorrow, but I had a great idea so I started through my pictures. I came across my Gilgal Gardens photos before I found the other ones, and decided to go for these. Guess the other idea is going to have to wait for tomorrow anyway. You can see my first set here.

Lazer Gurkow said...

I am most intrigued by the tales these old buildings tell. What dramas have these bricks witnessed and to what triumphs and failures has this mortar been privy?

The saga of life never ends and never slows down. Sometimes it takes an old brick to tell the tale. Sometimes it takes an old building to make us stop and think.

A picture speaks louder than a thousand words

Tina´s PicStory said...

http://tinaspicstory.blogspot.com/2011/10/uber-den-dachern.html
some bricks for you :) thanks for hosting! you are also invited to join my picstory :)

Gilly said...

We are all stone up here, but I found THESE

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

One of my oldest monarch pics:

Scroll down to the bottom (but the whole post is full of bricks).
~

Little Nell said...

Back in Wiltshire for something old, something new here

Bob Scotney said...

I was going to add 'another brick in the wall' but decided that I was banging my head against it.
http://bit.ly/twU7e3

Buff said...

Carmi - I love that you are drawn to infrastructure! I have recently returned from travelling in Italy. One of my favorite places was Pompeii. Maybe more stones than bricks, but lots of mortar!

Pompeii streets and buildings.

Jim said...

One thing about mortar lines between bricks - they make great handholds.

Sara said...

I love brick. And spidery ivy growing on top. The best. Nice theme and photo.

Barb said...

Carmi, great theme. It led me to photos of one of my favorite vacations. here's a sample.

Alexia said...

Carmi I like the pictures you've posted so far for this theme very much. You always make such interesting choices.
Here is my bricks-and-mortar selection.

Catherine said...

Not much brick left intact around here. Here's why

Aunt Snow said...

Here's my Brick and Mortar post for today:

http://doves2day.blogspot.com/2011/11/thematic-photographic-bricks-and-mortar.html

Sara said...

Adding mine
http://sara-myeyeinphotography.blogspot.com/2011/11/bricks-and-mortar.html

Max said...

Got another set for ya here.

Barb said...

More brick and mortar, this time at Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello.

RD said...

Hey Carmi...long time no see

no explanation to my shot, but I wonder???

http://hpicasso.blogspot.com/2011/11/fort-pickensghosts-of-yesterday.html

RD said...

this should work

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Karen S. said...

Just got back late last night from vacation and thankfully I can still post for this theme!

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/11/thematic-photographic-169-bricks-and.html

young-eclectic-encounters said...

I've been in the hospital so I hope it is not to late to post this.
http://young-eclectic-encounters.blogspot.com/2011/11/help-wanted-written-inc-169.html
Johnina

Elizabeth Sigalet said...

Squeezing in another one for bricks and mortar, because it is such a brilliant theme. More Italy