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Old 08-31-2010, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default Photo Challenge #90 ~ Just Another Brick in the Wall {08/31/2010}

I have been feeling under the weather so haven't been able to take a photo that has been challenging me for a long time, so for this week I've chosen an easier option.
Like Ina's great challenge last week, this should show us the character of different places. It has always amazed me how stonework varies from area to area - there's a warm yellow/grey stone in France that we never see here, and when I think Belfast I think predominantly red brick. The clapboard walls that are so common for you over there are almost unseen here - as soon as I see one I think USA! This challenge is walls, though I have also included hedging-type walls, as they are also very characteristic of localities. There's actually a new trade with exams and apprenticeship called Environmental Stone over here, which covers walls and suchlike.

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My photos are a derelict building along the Liffey, the old brick wall in a walled garden near us, and a drystone wall in Clare.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:26 PM   #2
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Like that old building. Parts of Oregon (areas where wheat , barley, etc are grown) has walls similar to yours.
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Sabrina, this is uncanny! I was looking at a wall this week, thinking it might make a good photo challenge! I love your photos....the old building, and the roses against the uneven garden wall. The dry stone wall in Clare reminds me of the fences I saw on a mini holiday to Rhode Island in the spring of 2009. Apparently about 500 Irish stone workers were imported to Rhode Island back in the 1800's to build fences for the wealthy landowners and those fences still stand today. Fantastic workmanship!
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Take care of yourself, so you can be healthy to enjoy your vacation!
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love the pictures, what a great challenge. sure hope you are feeling better.
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Perfect! Tonight my son and I went out to throw the ball for the dog. I took my camera out for some shots but found out I had the wide angle lens on. I decided to play with it since I haven't used it much yet. I was standing in the carport looking out at the lake and was trying different settings. But from where I was standing it got the stonework all around me. I love the tunnel feel of the picture. Also, the drive is all individual cobble stones. And if you could see it, the rock bluffs across the lake are this gray stone. That's why we picked this stone for the house. We wanted it to compliment the surroundings. What a coincidence that I took these just moments before I read your challenge!
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great shot. It looks so peaceful,Very pretty!
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Hey - can I have your view!!! I love framed shots like that.
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That's really interesting, Ina, about the imported Irish workmen. At that period I bet they were glad of that work!
We have a friend over in the West who's dad builds walls. A few years back she started making a sort of scrapbook of his work over the years. And DH works with a guy who did his apprenticeship in Cornwall in Cornish Hedging, which is really drystone walls .
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A week has gone by.....it's time for the next challenge, but I haven't even posted a photo for this one. I did go out one evening last week and took a few shots, but the sky suddenly got dark just as I got to the garden I was going to photograph. So my photo is really dark. I am going out today to take some more. This is a wall in Templin Gardens in our town.
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That's a wonderful looking old wall. It reminds me of a Byzantine castle ruins we've visited a couple of times in Corfu.
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Sabrina, that second photo with the flowers would make a great greeting card!

PJll, looks like nice place to relax and Ina that's a great old wall.

I took this over the weekend as we were driving by. These were built with the idea of having the business on the ground floor and living area above. My friend and I thought it would make a nice card shop but I don't see that happening!
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Roxie, there is so much in your photo! It's such a clean, tidy looking street with all the building fronts level with each other. I love the different colors of the brick and the different shapes of the windows. Great choice!
Here are a few more photos from the same garden I posted my first photo from. J.C. Templin was a newpaper editor in the early 1900's in our area. His family must have been fairly well to do, as they had a large house on the main street with a garden going back to the river. They made beautiful gardens and a lovely stairway down to the river. The town has made a parking lot out of part of that garden, but has restored some of the gardens and the stairway. I used to take my kids there for picnics before it was all restored, so it has great memories for us. Many people have their wedding photos taken in the archway. The last photo is of the view of the river from the bottom of the stairway, with the 'hole in the wall'.
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Ina I can see why that's a popular spot for wedding pics, it's a beautiful setting!
Nice photos and a place I wouldn't mind visiting.
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Roxie, I don't know where you are in Michigan, but our little town is only 3 hours from the border at Port Huron! Come on over anytime.....lots to do and see!
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Roxie, there is so much in your photo! It's such a clean, tidy looking street with all the building fronts level with each other. I love the different colors of the brick and the different shapes of the windows. Great choice!
Here are a few more photos from the same garden I posted my first photo from. J.C. Templin was a newpaper editor in the early 1900's in our area. His family must have been fairly well to do, as they had a large house on the main street with a garden going back to the river. They made beautiful gardens and a lovely stairway down to the river. The town has made a parking lot out of part of that garden, but has restored some of the gardens and the stairway. I used to take my kids there for picnics before it was all restored, so it has great memories for us. Many people have their wedding photos taken in the archway. The last photo is of the view of the river from the bottom of the stairway, with the 'hole in the wall'.
Hey Ina,
I recognize that spot. Have you been to Elora to photograph the ruins there?
My photos are from Normandy...William the Conquerer's castle to be exact.

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Great photos Connie, I really like the first one.
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The first photo I think are fake bricks on a fake wall and the other two show adobe bricks that at one time had been covered by kiln bricks.
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What wonderful texture. And colour - I love the look of red brick. Of course we don't have anything like those adobe ones here. I know some older cottages used to be a sort of mud brick with straw, but we don't have red mud here .
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