Featured Bricks

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Michael T, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Michael T

    Michael T Top Veteran

    Jul 31, 2011
    The High Plains
    I recently made a trip back to my hometown to deal with a family matter and while I was there I took the camera along on my morning walks around town. Galesburg was founded in 1836 and has some wonderful old buildings and architecture. There was a brick factory there, which was closed even by the time I was born, I used to go fishing in the old clay pits in my youth. The town though still shows off the brick well, some of it well over 150 years old, brick buildings, brick streets, brick sidewalks and brick houses. Thus the theme; Bricks.

    Original Purington Brick sidewalk

    Painted Brick Warehouse

    Paint It Red

    Brick Street in front of the restored Orpheum Theatre

    Artsy Alley

    Alley Art

    Antique Mall, Main and Seminary

    Cherry Street Alley

    Brick Arch Door, Church

    Herringbone Brick Walkway to Old Main, Knox College Campus

    All the photos were shot with E-M5 and 20mm Panasonic, which fit in my pocket pretty well on my morning walks. I was packing light and only brought one lens on the trip, wished I had brought one of the wides along for the alleys, I guess I will have to go back.

    A few more shots over on Smugmug....
    Brick - michaelterpening

    Thanks for looking, Mike
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2017
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  2. Old time charm
  3. Michael T

    Michael T Top Veteran

    Jul 31, 2011
    The High Plains
    Plenty of charm. The brick streets though are more suited to a horse and buggy than a modern automobile, especially after they have been there for 150 years.
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  4. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Nice set. I like the one of the Orpheum theatre. It great to see something like that still in use. So many old theaters just get torn down or repurposed to store front.
  5. Michael T

    Michael T Top Veteran

    Jul 31, 2011
    The High Plains
    Thanks Don, I spent many hot summer afternoons in the cool darkness of the Orpheum beating the heat at the afternoon matinee. The theater was actually donated to the city of Galesburg by the last owner in the 80's. Had it's hundredth birthday last year.

    History...The Orpheum Theatre - Galesburg, Illinois