Sunday, 10 February 2008

They build things differently here

One of the interesting things about doing up old Czech buildings is how different their construction is. When Pushkin talks of a building made of bricks he is not talking about one like the thin ones we get in England, no the walls are likely to be several bricks thick to keep out the Czech winter. I took this photo of a broken down old farm building near our place. It shows that around our way the walls are made of the local granite (which is only a few feet down where we live), but that the roof vaults are made of a dome of bricks.

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