Monday, April 8, 2013

Ruby Tuesday - Decades of Brick

Ruby Tuesday 2 is back with its usual proviso of a lot or a little red. Such as brick. Brick seems to have changed shades of red over the years. This is Elizabeth Street in Derby Connecticut. The three buildings are styled differently in the old AT&T building from the (1920s, left), the newer AT&T (1970s, center) to the magnificent Sterling Opera House (1889). 

Note too the changes in style from the ornate in 1889 to the severely angular buildings of more recently. Although the older architecture always seems to be the the better looking...

4 comments:

Lola said...

Totally agree with you, Ralph, that the older the architecture the better it seems to age (or maybe just a reflection of the fact I'm getting older?!)

Happy RT2!

Gemma Wiseman said...

I love the imaginative attention to detail in old architecture! And I agree with Lola's comment that it seems to age well! Lovely photo!

Jama said...

Beautiful architecture, I love it.

DrillerAA09 said...

Thank you for stopping by Driller's Place and your kind words.
As an architect, I have always had a fondness for brick. I love the patterns that the masons of days gone by took so much bride in placing. The craftsmanship required to lay some of those patterns is almost non existent these days. Have a wonderful Ruby Tuesday.