Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Banging My Head Against A Brick Wall - Thematic Photography

Every time I sit down at my computer and am stuck for what to write I know it's no use banging my head against the wall. I just look out of the window and this is what I see.
Brick Wall
The house next door used to a farm house and this wall is the one from which I cannot escape - beautiful on this sunny November day.
Farm House Wall
If there are not enough bricks and mortar in that for you, you could check out my earlier post  Yarm-viaduct - there's 43 million bricks in that.

January snow - and the butressed wall
Another wall with my 'office' window
I shown shots of Yarm Town hall before and possibly even this which besides a plaque contains more bricks and mortar.
South African War Memorial
Then let's take a look at the oldest brick building of any note still standing in England.
Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex
(By 6matl - CC-BY-SA-3.0)
 
If by now you are tired of bricks and mortar I suppose it's time for me to sign off with one last shot.
Sundial on cottage in Kirklevington
If you still want more bricks and mortar then I suggest you check other walls and bang your head against them at Carmi's Thematic Photographic 169

15 comments:

Alfandi said...

Most of the heritage buildings here are bricks and mortar..minus the snow though..

young-eclectic-encounters said...

very nice take on the theme-
enjoyed the photos
Johnina

Max said...

Love the collection of buildings, especially the castle. Beautiful!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. it's obviously about time I went to Herstmonceux Castle near here! The 1786 Sundial .. what a great object .. isn't it superb "Time is more sacred than Gold" .. now back to the South African War Memorial .. perhaps I should add that to my one of my two posts about Emily Hobhouse and the Boer War.

Your brick walls sure are special - love the photos and the various bits of history .. cheers Hilary

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

The snowy trees are lovely.

Little Nell said...

What an office view, and the snow shot is lovely. A nice collection - but I see you are ‘plagued’ by bugs again :)

Bob Scotney said...

Thanks Nell. I shall have to ask you to be my editor - I've cured the plague for this week. I hope.

Hilary, it was your Emily Hobhouse posts that reminded me I had the Memorial photo.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. oh good - good interaction via the airwaves - it was certainly 'funny' to see it pop up now! .. cheers Hilary

Alexia said...

A really lovely series of shots - that castle is amazing!

tony said...

I Love How Brickwork Varies Throughout Britain.Red Brick Can Be Really Beautiful.Have you even seen St Helens Town Hall? I Love That Building too.

L. D. Burgus said...

The bricks are neat and so are the buildings.

Barb said...

Now that's a lot of old bricks! I love how a good wet snow sticks to old brick. That castle is amazing! If I were to make -- and keeps -- a bucket list, visiting old castle in England would be at the top for sure.

TICKLEBEAR said...

loving the winter scenes best!!
:)~
HUGZ

Karen S. said...

What an amazing castle Bob! Take me to your leader kind of cool castle! your other photos are very stunning too, espeically the farm house...why escape that view?! But the snow...oh no, I can do without that view!

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