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Saturday, May 1, 2010

The "Genesis" of Brick







It was time to revisit the Haynie's Corner area of Old downtown Evansville.

I would guess that something approaching 98% of all of the old buildings down there are made of brick. I am certain that the area where you live has old brick buildings as well. Even the "Three Little Pigs" knew of the staying power of bricks. Where else can you go today and actually touch and see something man-made that was mentioned in Genesis?

As we all know, Genesis begins at the time of creation...that is about as far back in history as you can go! Bricks are mentioned in the Genesis narrative. Straw, mud, limestone, concrete...the squared off sides of a brick lend itself to building a strong foundation and facade and still serve that purpose today. Other than an earthquake (brick structures don't fare well in earthquakes) about the only thing that is an enemy to the duration of a brick building is time itself.

Dan

10 comments:

shabby girl said...

Gorgeous! Been in too many earthquakes to feel overly comfortable in a brick building, but I love the look of them.
Would love to see the whole building in that second photo!

Sunny said...

This is such a wonderful group of pictures. Brick buildings have so much character.
You have captured something special in each shot, I especially like the unique window in the second one, it's really beautiful with the stained glass panel at the top.
Sunny :)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Love that round window - makes me want to get back into stained glass.

DawnTreader said...

I like brick buildings too. I find the variation in colour fascinating, every brick is a little different from the others.

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...I will post the complete picture...it is a beautiful old house.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...thanks...it is a very unique window in a very unique old house.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

J...I didn't know you did stained glass? Any pictures on line?

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...you come from a land of red brick! I have seen so many of your beautiful brick buildings on our blog.

Dan

Highton-Ridley said...

Great set of shots Dan - good to see you're up to your usual standards :)

Dan Felstead said...

Mark...thanks and good to hear from you again. I am on my way to your blog as well.

Dan