April 1, 2012

Theme Day: Cobblestone

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It's not quite cobblestone, but this was the best I could find in Sarasota for today's theme day.  One block of Rawls Street in downtown Sarasota is covered with these bricks. Turns out, this is how the street looked way back in the day.   There was a time, though, when it was in vogue to pave over brick streets with asphalt. (Brick streets became unpopular due to the bumpy, uneven ride.) As I recall, a couple of years ago, residents near Rawls requested the street be restored to its original appearance. So, a weekend before Christmas, residents, with the help of city workers, laid the bricks.  To me, this small portion of brick street makes a cute neighborhood even more charming.  To see other participants in today's theme day click here.  

9 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well found SRQ, we have areas in Perth also that have been tarred over, I guess as you say it's more practical, not nearly as attractive though!

Birdman said...

It works!

cieldequimper said...

Now that is so nice. I'd love a Sunday stroll there!

Halcyon said...

These bricks make for lovely pavers! What a great idea the neighborhood had. I'm sure it adds to the charm. :)

Michelle said...

Love it!

Jack said...

I have a real fondness for brick streets. When I worked in Columbus, I lived in a historic neighborhood called German Village, where most sidewalks and most streets were brick. It made for bumpy walking and driving, but the charm was well worth it.

Kate said...

Many of us had difficulties finding cobblestone images, but your brick work is terrific. I've always liked the look of both bricks and stones but never cared to walk on them.

Lowell said...

This will do, I think. What defines a "cobblestone" anyway? These streets are hard to walk on and impossible to drive on. Unless you're a horse and carriage. But even then...

Anonymous said...

There are more bricked streets in the same Laurel Park neighborhood of Sarasota. Hawkins Ct. is also brick lined.