Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Patchwork Brick


I was driving down  cobblestoned Morris Avenue last week.  I had been photographing the Peanut Depot, the quaint doorways, storefronts,  and interesting alleyways it has to offer. Down near the end of the street, there were some old warehouses and a few parking lots made when vacant buildings were torn down.  All of a sudden I spotted this wall on the side of a building.  I jumped out and started snapping  pictures.  This might be my favorite brickwork so far.  The vivid colorations of the brick, the random pattern and the corrugated texture are reasons to give this wall a second look.  It makes me wonder if at the time the building was built,  they used leftover brick to complete the side of the building that they thought would never be seen.  Maybe this is one instance when demolition has revealed a lovely surprise.

10 comments:

Strangetastes said...

I really like the rhythm, geometry, abstraction and color of this. If you saw it in a gallery in Lower Manhattan it would have a big price tag.

Virginia said...

Well give me the number and I'll ship it right up. Thanks, ST.

alice said...

My first visit here and I discover many beautiful photos! Since my children are on vacation at home, I have not enough time to visit as many blogs as I'd want but I'll come back soon!

Olivier said...

surprenant ce patchwork de briques, vraiment très graphique et j'en aime le ton des couleurs.

Surprisingly this patchwork of bricks, very graphic and I love the tone colors.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh my, what a beautiful street. It looks almost too precious to walk on.

The cobbled stone street in NYC are not as clean nor colorful. In fact, most of them are uneven and look like in need of repair.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Very original patchwork

Virginia said...

Ming,
The street is cobblestone, but this interesting brick was on a wall of a building. But glad you liked it nevertheless!

D.C. Confidential said...

Nice picture! Sometimes, the best subjects are the least obvious, aren't they?

Mary said...

Oooo it's so spicy - those colors look like cinnamon, nutmeg, curry powder and paprika!!! Wouldn't that make great wallpaper???
xx,
M

Jilly said...

How lovely. I'd have wanted to jump out and photograph this wall too. Love the colours, the randomness of it all.