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Monday, 8 February 2010

Beautiful Bricks



I live in an area full of picturesque stone-built cottages, and not far from the old cloth factories of Stroud, with their industrial red brick vistas.

This weekend we went to visit some friends who live not that far from us really, but in an architecturally different world. A world where beautiful, picturesque buildings are built of brick.

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Often with timber framing, but sometimes without.

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It was lovely to wander around their area, and to enjoy being surrounded by a different style of building - no more or less beautiful than what I'm used to, but distinct enough that I noticed it constantly. I'm always amazed by how much difference these little things can make to the 'feel' of a place.

18 comments:

L.C.T. said...

Lovely buildings, particularly the top one :)

xoxoKrysten said...

So quaint looking!

Heidi Ashworth said...

This is one of the wonders of Europe! We lived in San Diego California for 3.5 years and it was incredibly boring. Every house in suburbia (every single one!) has a red tile roof and a palm tree in the same yard. One had to drive great distances to find any amount of architectural variation (except for downtown which was originally built in the 1800's).

Marko said...

Nice photos. That street on the first photo really looks like a place where it would be nice to live.

Steve & Sarah Travel the Long Way Round said...

Beautiful! I miss the old brick buildings. We don't get alot of that out here in Vancouver. It's all steel and glass skyscrapers. Thanks for the pics.

traveleatrepeat said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I've always thought it would be nice to live in a small English town for a while and see what life is like there. Most of the time I've spent in England has either been London or Eastbourne (family) so it would be a nice change of pace.

Vesper said...

Gorgeous pictures!

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christine said...

Mmm, I do love architecture! It never ceases to amaze me what it's possible to do with bricks and mortar, or stones and mortar, or wood and wooden pegs, or lath and timber and mud, or .....

lakeviewer said...

Architecture has a great appeal!

liliannattel said...

I love walking through different neighbourhoods for that reason. I enjoyed your photos, too!

Tabor said...

Brick architecture is so lovely and solid. My house is made of brick and I purposely selected the old looking brick instead of the bright brown. This neighborhood is lovely.

Debbie said...

I love architecture - especially lovely older places. Great photos.

wishful nals said...

wow, beautiful! i love old buildings + churches. xo!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

So beautiful! I love Tudor style homes and those are very similar if not within the style! Love it!

Kevin Musgrove said...

It's lovely seeing the variety caused just by slight variations in the choice of brick or the way the bricks have been dressed.

Suzanne said...

wow - gorgeous!

Tracie said...

Lovely buildings. I can't wait to visit Europe someday. Sadly, it will be a while.

Chef E said...

I think we call that particular style here in the US Tudor? A Swiss or German type, and I always loved that. An area in St. Louis MO were my son lives has that style, and I wanted so badly to have a house in that district, but we moved to NJ, the land of wood frame houses...boring!

There is a jewelry store in Princeton with that style, the only building on the strip across from the college, beautiful!

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