Sunday, January 25, 2015

Red Brick Road

You can still find brick roads scattered about the city but most of the remaining ones are found on side streets such as this one in the Forest Hill neighbourhood where there are actually several still going strong. One theory I found for this one remaining is that it is on a hill and the brick edges provide some traction in the winter. Often the bricks are laid lengthwise but here the ends of the bricks are up top.


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22 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Nice!

Luis Gomez said...

Nice!

Aimeecakes said...

I have a sudden urge to watch The Wizard of Oz....

Karen S. said...

Beautiful, always a treat to find!

Halcyon said...

I don't know that I've ever paid too much attention to how the bricks are laid, but now that you point it out, this is quite different. We have loads of cobblestone streets here. I feel sorry for the people who live on them though, it's so loud when cars drive past.

VP said...

An unusual and very nice color for a road...

Sharon Anck said...

When I was growing up in Illinois, our town had many brick roads and I think all of them have been covered up with black-top now. I can still hear the sound of the tires rolling over the bricks or ones shoe walking across them. I loved that sound.

TexWisGirl said...

very interesting! i know they can be rough going, at times, but sure look pretty!

Lowell said...

I haven't seen a red brick road in years, but I love them. Though not very smooth they are attractive. That neighborhood looks very elegant!

Revrunner said...

Must have taken quite a while to lay this road. . . brick by brick by solitary brick. :-)

jennyfreckles said...

I don't think I've ever actually seen a brick road before. We have setts and cobbles but I'm not aware of brick.

Stephanie said...

Nice perspective and angle viewing these bricks. I wonder if salt ruins them in the winter.

Gosia k said...

brick is a good quality material..

Michelle said...

I love the look of brick roads, but they can be rough!

William Kendall said...

They really are quite rare here too. You sometimes see it on a driveway.

Cloudia said...

Again you make me nostalgic for the East with her Belgian Block and brick streets! Just a lovely capture






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Andy said...

Thanks to you Pat, I learned something new about T.O.

Randy said...

That is so beautiful.

Jack said...

This is lovely, RedPat.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a wonderfully sweeping view!

cieldequimper said...

Fabulous and wonderful angle!

EG CameraGirl said...

Brick on the roads seems to be de rigueur in a few of the towns north of Toronto: Newmarket, Markham...and probably a few other places that I cannot think of at the moment. :)