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12-DEC-2009

Stretcher bond, or stretching bond, is extensively used in modern building, primarily in cavity walling. The bricks are laid end to end in courses with the stretchers showing in the face of the work. Each brick laps over two in the course below.

Read more: http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=3046522#ixzz0ZP3jxbVp

A nicer look in original

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Jeff Real03-Dec-2011 17:24
This image really has a very powerful effect ~V~
Carl and Racine Erland14-Dec-2009 04:03
Like the texture in this image...makes and interesting shot.
Phillip Normanton13-Dec-2009 12:33
Right, where did I put that trowel... ;o)
Doug Cruden13-Dec-2009 08:45
Wonderful toning Laine, and I learnt something today as well! Who'd have thought brickwork could be so interesting? :o)) To a non-brickie person, I thought there was only generic 'brickwork'...thanks for the commentary!
Mieke WA Minkjan13-Dec-2009 07:04
beautiful Laine!
borisalex13-Dec-2009 06:14
Good to know :) Nice shot with excellent color and mood!
Walter O. Koenig13-Dec-2009 01:05
Cool shot with these tones. Nice choice.
waterfalls man13-Dec-2009 00:46
Beautiful Shot V !!
LynnH12-Dec-2009 22:57
My husband is a mason, he could tell you a lot about bricks! Great moody shot with mysterious quality!
Máire Uí Mhaicín12-Dec-2009 20:18
Many many many rectangles. These same rectangles keep me warm in winter, dry and cool in summer. Love the treatment here Laine.
maggie_falconi12-Dec-2009 19:09
Lovely color, great image in a wonderful frame Laine!
Kevin Chester12-Dec-2009 18:54
Superb Tones.
Barbara Heide12-Dec-2009 18:37
fantatstic!
Bryan Murahashi12-Dec-2009 17:39
A very nice rectangle capture and interesting info. V
Johnny JAG12-Dec-2009 15:11
Nice detail
marie-jose wolff12-Dec-2009 08:32
wonderful monochrome tones! V
marie-jose wolff12-Dec-2009 08:32
wonderful monochromes tones! V
Ann...12-Dec-2009 07:44
Excellent tones and a choice for rectangles which often goes unnoticed.
wernere0112-Dec-2009 07:12
LOL on Cindi. Perfect illusion.
Gérard Koehl12-Dec-2009 06:12
Excellent... V
Cindi Smith12-Dec-2009 02:40
A mouse's front door? This is soooo goooood. Yes, it could be in a Fairy Tale! Love it! V
joanteno12-Dec-2009 01:18
Interesting shot of perspective..
Norman Richard12-Dec-2009 01:08
Great coloring!
Yvonne12-Dec-2009 00:53
Yes, I was curious about the "little door" too :)
bill friedlander12-Dec-2009 00:25
Nice processing. The texture and details are great. I thought there was a door for a mouse at the bottom. V
Sheila11-Dec-2009 23:04
I had to look for a minute! I thought you had put in a fairy doorway.
sue anne11-Dec-2009 22:49
Interesting, I didn't know about these. At first I thought it was a little door before I opened up the big picture.
Colin Storey11-Dec-2009 22:43
Great bricks shot. Wonderfully processed.
poetry66611-Dec-2009 22:38
Love the treatment and composition Laine.BV!!
Stephanie11-Dec-2009 21:52
Looks like a little mouse door! Super processing!!!
Coleen Perilloux Landry11-Dec-2009 21:22
You could use this in a child's story with that tiny little door.
Sofia Solomennikova11-Dec-2009 21:18
Oh I thought it was a door to a small world :) maybe a civilized little mouse lived there :) V
lisamidi11-Dec-2009 21:08
Love the monochrome and the slightly mysterious mood.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)11-Dec-2009 21:07
Nice framing and treatement. V+
Paolo
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