Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I've never done any bricklaying, and I'm sure that if I had, it would be about as good as my welding i.e. totally useless and a danger to all who might use the end product.   Rick likes to point out that a certain wall might be done in English Garden Wall Bond, or Flemish Bond or whatever, but it all goes over my head. Nevertheless I like to see a good bit of brickwork although I know nothing about it.   Now and again I actually get excited by it.  Here are the top three bits spotted on our recent cruise.

In 3rd place a railway bridge on the Thames -  a bit tatty now but what a feat! Look at the wonderful edging on that middle bit.

In second place, this lovely sweeping arch on the Oxford canal somewhere between Wormleighton and Napton.  I love the colours as much as the curves.

Finally my favourite.  This boat house on the Thames.  I bet Rick doesn't know what Bond this is.


Rick said...

As far as I can see the upper half of the boathouse is in herringbone bond.

VallyP said...

Whatever it is, it's just lovely.

Simon said...

Carrie asks is it Brooke Bond?

Personally I think it's Basildon...