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Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

More bricks than most.

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Our visit to the Ironbridge area and Coalbrookdale, and our third museum of the day, the Coalport China Museum  

With its wonderful bottle kiln, which, whilst it looks aesthetically pleasing to the eye now, must have been a filthy smoke belching beast in its day.

Brick bottle kiln coalport

When it came to manufacturing ceramics, there were a lot of bricks involved.

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As much craftsmanship in their manufacture as the fine ceramics that were produced from these building and kilns.

Brick bottle kiln

One of kilns (I’m not sure how many there were at this site originally,  I guess many) had been dismantled, however its remains gave a different view of how beautifully built these kilns were, just look at the curving deliciousness of these bricks, its stone that holds my heart, but bricks are flirtatious!

Bottle kiln

Everywhere you looked their were bricks, the floor of the yard

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The walls, every brick must hold a story…

Brick wall coalport

 

 

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

9 thoughts on “More bricks than most.

  1. Thank you for this post, the pictures were delightful.

  2. Great photos again, and what beautiful patterns and colours are created by the brickwork . Thank you!

  3. Another really interesting post and wonderful timeless pictures.

  4. The engineering of the bottle kiln is quite incredible. The craftsman ship of the bricklayers is really on show.

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