Saturday, April 19, 2008

In Venezia II

A preview of my upcoming series "Masonry of Venice". We just bought a house in Portland and one thing our house inspector made a point of was that "the bricks in your chimney have been re-pointed recently." I couldn''t help but wonder how the house inspector's report would come out for places we see over here. I decided to photograph some masonry since Bill, our house inspector, would produce a 500 page report about rot, water, masonry, water, algae, water, mold, water, rats, water, insects, water...Get my drift? On the other hand, these damned bricks have been here for 500 or a thousand years. Seems like they can wait 30 0r 40 more to be pointed...

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