Saturday, September 19, 2009

Not by the Hair of my Chinny Chin Chin


These are two pictures of the same block in a residential neighborhood in Philadelphia. The top picture is the first part and the second picture is most of the rest of the block. A few houses in the middle are missing from my pictures, but every house on this block is made of bricks. There are so many old buildings in Philadelphia that are made out of bricks. It reminds me of The Three Little Pigs. Bricks are made to last.
"She's a brick house"

22 comments:

  1. I like all the different colors, it's very cheerful in a city setting.
    Sunny :)

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  2. I like the way they are separated. It´s practically the same building but only the colours change. Is it a regulation that the colour must be different than the neighbours colour?:-)

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  3. wow philadelphia huuh... i almost got the chance to visit the city from nyc but ended up heading to atc then washington dc >.< show us more about the city =p

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  4. Of course bricks are the norm here in Europe, we get fascinated by the wood clad houses, especially New England. I was in Philly for a couple of days earlier this year, some impressive buildings downtown.

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  5. haha. the 3 piggy story! true! i wonder..every owner painted their places with diff colour huh...

    ps you're invited to comment on my post too =)

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  6. For some reason, I appreciate your pictures a lot more in your blog than looking over your shoulder without my glasses.

    I love in the top picture the ivy clinging to the stair rail, at least it kind of looks that way. It’s nice how the green plants surround that one.

    I like how the each home has a slightly different color scheme like another poster commented.

    Thanks for helping me to appreciate the charm! :)

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  7. Hi James,

    I love these buildings. I particular noticed the intensity in the colours. - And the flowers gives me the village sense - not a city sense. It's very charming.

    Best regards
    Asta

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  8. The unusual feature of this architecture for me is that the tops of the entrances are curved so they go loop, loop, loop down the street.

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  9. Somehow that second one reminded me of Ireland. Although the colors are definitely not Irish, they should me more pastel looking, but still.

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  10. Oh the Commodores were one of my favorites. Great photos :)

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  11. I remember seeing similar houses in Europe, in fact I lived on the same type~made of bricks. Great shots and love the feel of it.

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  12. A very nice looking row of houses. Really like the different colors of each.

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  13. It's all about the arches of the doorways. ;) Very nice!

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  14. I've always liked the bricked houses. Although can't see many here in India these days. Nice shots!

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  15. "We're just another brick in the wall.."
    Some of your readers say that houses are made in bricks in Europe, well, absolutely not in MY part of Europe! For us here,bricks are something exotic !
    Glad to be back to Philadelphia through your blog! :-))

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  16. Thank you for showing these wonderful old buildings... three story brick terraces like these are so nice to see..... there is a real nice style to them... and with the right care can last for ever and a day.. :O) well maybe not that long....

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  17. Even in Italy are the brick houses but not so beautiful colorful!
    Hurray for the three little pigs!
    Hooray for these beautiful photographs!
    :-)

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  18. "All and All your just another brick in the wall."
    (Pink Floyd)

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  19. Hey James, your pictures are stunning!
    The second picture is my favourite, I liked those flowers and the lovely windows,red is always present and it's beautiful!Also cool bikes as a great detail!
    Wonderful work my friend!
    Léia :)

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  20. Painted or unpainted, brick houses like these are really nice!

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