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Brick Wall
03-NOV-2009 Mairéad

Brick Wall

I'm ashamed to say it, but I really only know one Pink Floyd song and this is it - 'Another Brick In The Wall'. It brings me
right back to my school days. We had an alternative version, inspired by Ireland's constitutional throes over family planning legislation in the 1970s. Our version, if I can remember correctly, went like this : 'We don't need no contraception,
We don't need no birth control, No circumcision in the bed, Doctor leave those pills alone, Hey doctor, leave
those pills alone. All in all, it's another kick in the balls (sorry that doesn't scan right but we were only 15).

This brick wall can be found in our kitchen. It had remained hidden under layers of plaster for around a hundred years until we got our house refurbished about twelve years ago. As the builders stripped off the old plaster in preparation for replastering, they discovered this old brick wall. We immediately said we wanted to keep it exposed, but to their horror. Despite their forecasting that we would be calling them back in a few weeks time to plaster over it, we still love it.

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Jeff Lobaugh05-Nov-2009 02:52
Nicely composed!!!
Barbara Heide05-Nov-2009 00:36
oh yes, well done this is a wonderful old brickwall!
Dawn B04-Nov-2009 19:48
Beautiful image and I don't blame you for wanting to keep it exposed... I love it! The light here is great too.
laine04-Nov-2009 18:57
Great save of the wall...what do plasterers know :)
Valene04-Nov-2009 17:23
Beautiful warmth in this photo. I would definitely keep that gorgeous brick wall! V
Guest 04-Nov-2009 15:03
That fire looks so nice and warm, lovely shot.
Marisa D.L.04-Nov-2009 13:59
Your use of light and warm tones is really remarkable!
Neal Nye04-Nov-2009 12:26
That wall is a treasure. And they wanted to cover it up! Amazing how people's tastes differ.
Maaike Huizer04-Nov-2009 07:48
It is beautiful. Lovely warm moody shot.
borisalex04-Nov-2009 06:54
Wonderful story......good you kept the wall!
January Grey04-Nov-2009 06:26
Lovely warm light & textures, Mairead. Beautifully composed & captured. V~
Chris(tine)04-Nov-2009 06:24
I think many of us are discovering Pink Floyd as a result of this Challenge.
Love your take on this and the wall!
globalgadabout04-Nov-2009 03:34
bricks build walls...and walls build spaces...a warm and resonant image...the alternative version of this famous song is wonderful..and typically Irish...loaded with political commentary...V
Inga Morozoff04-Nov-2009 02:07
Fun wall, and you're not alone with resepct to not knowing (or liking) Pink Floyd. I must admit however, that this challenge is giving me an opportunity to listen to a few snippets via YouToob. Very trippy stuff!
carol j. phipps04-Nov-2009 01:49
Beautiful textures and color!
Cindi Smith04-Nov-2009 01:17
I like what you used here for the wall.....adds some depth and interest. One my classes when I was doing my student teaching, sang this song as I came in the door. One of my favorite songs so I laughed so hard! Brings back memories.
Sheila04-Nov-2009 01:00
Lots of character in this exposed brick.
Stephanie04-Nov-2009 00:23
Nice memories connected to your brick wall. :-)
Walter O. Koenig03-Nov-2009 23:48
Great story and a beautiful brick wall in your kitchen very well photographed.
LynnH03-Nov-2009 22:45
Love your funny narrative. Kids always make up the best songs. Your brick wall is very beautiful, I'm glad you kept it. It has a warmth that one cannot get from plaster. Those bricks could tell plenty of stories, I bet!!!
Doug Cruden03-Nov-2009 22:26
Beautiful photo Mairead, and a great commentary too...I think most kids had alternative versions of this song, I know we did but I don't think it's repeatable here :o))
lisamidi03-Nov-2009 21:52
Lovely warm colours in your home! Love your story about this song, and I remember this version too!
Peter Sussex03-Nov-2009 21:43
The warmth of home. Nice wall and so is the image.
Colin Storey03-Nov-2009 21:42
We did exactly the same in our living room and also put a wood burner in, we love it, as I do this snapshot and story, I may post a picture of it as one of my Pads this month.
pkocinski03-Nov-2009 21:34
I love this image! It has a sense of history and warmth to it. The block of sunshine behind the blue pottery really adds much to it.
Máire Uí Mhaicín03-Nov-2009 21:31
Lovely warm tones in your brick wall, offset nicely by the blue piece of pottery on the stove.
Lee Rudd03-Nov-2009 21:29
a delightful piece of light on history - both image and words :)
Kevin Chester03-Nov-2009 21:28
I was the same until about 10years ago. Then I started listening to their albums. well worth the effort.A fine shot, I like the 1/4 crop format.
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