Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Red brick road

Wichita use to have a lot of red brick roads. I don't see many anymore, but they are still to be found in the Old Town district, where they add to the quaint atmosphere of the old warehouse buildings, that line these streets. It was a good move on the part of whoever came up with the idea to bring life, and business, back to this long vacated area of the city. This photo is kind of dark, due to the shade - please enlarge it for a better view. Does your city have red brick roads? Can you imagine the time spent to place the bricks?

10 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

beautiful!

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

I like this photo a lot and that lantern is simply delightful.

Jim said...

No red brick in Terrell. They make beautiful roads, but I hate to drive on them.

Annie said...

One feels as if one is doing a living history tour when traveling on these or cobblestone streets. It's rare to find them anymore but there are one or two still in our area.

Kerri said...

"clicking" to enlarge really works with this one. This is a lovely picture. I really like to see roads, trails, paths... they are some of my favorites.

Wanda said...

We were in Hutchinson Kansas once, and our friend took us down these brick roads...I loved them.

(I'm sure I didn't spell the town correctly)

Saline County, Arkansas Photos said...

This reminds me of a section of downtown St. Louis I visited 10 years ago.

Moi said...

the older Latin parts of my city has these red brick roads and i am totally fascinated by them...they lend such character to the place.

Moi said...

i meant Latin American

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Cute though because my street (HOLLAND) is having those brown same style/size of stones!!! You see? we are not too far away, just being a 'blog away' only :)