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Old May 22nd, 2009, 11:36 AM   #41
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All these are Madrid buildings, some of them, the oldest in the city (13, 14, 15th, 16th century...)

Iglesia de Santa Cristina



Iglesia de San Fermín de los Navarros



Iglesia de San Ginés



Iglesia de San Martín de Tours



Iglesia de la Buena Dicha



Iglesia de la Paloma



Iglesia de San Nicolás de los Servitas



Iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro



Capilla de San Isidro



Instituto Valencia de Don Juan



Carcel de Corte



Casa de la Villa



Casa Encendida



Escuelas Aguirre



Casa de las Siete Chimeneas



Casa de los Lujanes



Hospital Nińo Jesús



Instituto Católico de Artes e Industrias



Palacio de Uceda

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 12:50 PM   #42
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Roskilde Cathedral (kirkedom) in Roskilde, Denmark. Roskilde is just outside of Greater Copenhagen, and the Cathedral plays a large roll in the history of the Danish Monarchy, Danish Kings and Queens have been burried there since the 15th Century. It's beautiful.

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Danish must have thousands of grand old brick buildings.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 01:29 PM   #43
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Bricks are very used in mudejar style. All the photos are of Toledo (Spain)

Train station



Ermita del Cristo de la Vega



Church of Illescas



Santiago del Arrabal church



XIV century palace main gate



A tower



Inside, the most usual is that the brick is covered with paintings or plaster, like these two medieval synagogues



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Old May 22nd, 2009, 02:39 PM   #44
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Has to be Russell Square Hotel in London.



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Old May 22nd, 2009, 02:52 PM   #45
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St Pancras Station, London, the largest building in the world when built


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Old May 22nd, 2009, 02:57 PM   #46
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Birmingham is famous for its terracotta brick buildings

its just unfortunate alot were destroyed

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 03:42 PM   #47
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Westminster Cathedral, London 1895-1903


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The cathedral to the right and it's neighbor to the left, constructed in a similar architectural style. (flickr-Webrarian)
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 05:47 PM   #48
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Toulouse, France





Albi, France



Montauban, France



Paris, France

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Old May 23rd, 2009, 10:43 PM   #49
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Some simplier brick buildings in the center of Moscow:



















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Old May 23rd, 2009, 11:49 PM   #50
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Colosseum??
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Old May 26th, 2009, 11:23 AM   #51
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Wow, there are some fantastic examples here, many I didn't know at all. They make the brick buildings in Paris look very minor, but I'll keep blogging about them nevertheless!

Here's another building from Paris anyway - the St Jean de Montmartre church, the first modern church in the city. It was built in reinforced cement with brick as decoration and support.

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Old May 26th, 2009, 04:40 PM   #52
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Ljubljana, Slovenia:

NUK (National library):




Building of Triglav insurance:



Both buildings were made by arhitect Jože Plečnik.
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The Chile House, Hamburg, Germany, Architect Fritz Höger, 1924

This one is massive.

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Wow! Stunning! You can really see the emerging Art Deco style in the bulding.
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"The Chilehaus (Chile House) is a ten-story office building in Hamburg, Germany, a prime example of brick architecture of the 1920s.
This enormous building spans a street, the Fischertwiete. The building is famed for its top, which is reminiscent of a ship's prow, and the facades, which meet at a very sharp angle at the corner of the Pumpen and Niedernstrasse. The best view of the building is from the east. Because of the accentuated vertical elements and the recessed upper stories, as well as the curved facade on the Pumpen street, the building has, despite its enormous size, a touch of lightness.

The building was designed by the architect Fritz Höger and built between 1922 and 1924. It was commissioned by the shipping magnate Henry B. Sloman, who made his fortune trading saltpeter from Chile, hence the name Chile House. The sculptural elements in the staircases and on the facade were provided by the sculptor Richard Kuöhl. The cost of construction is difficult to determine, as the Chile House was built during the period of hyperinflation that struck Germany during the early 1920s, but is estimated to have been more than 10 million reichsmark

The building is constructed on very difficult terrain, so to gain stability it was necessary to build on 16-meter-deep reinforced-concrete pilings. Also, the location's close vicinity to the Elbe river necessitated a specially sealed cellar, and heating equipment was constructed in a caisson that can float within the building, so the equipment can't be damaged in the event of flooding."
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But not only this Chilehaus is fantastic. Also the entire quarter, "Kontorhausviertel", is really very impressive:

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Nice overview here => click on "1"
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Old May 26th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #56
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Probably the best example in Portugal.

Campo Pequeno bullring, Lisbon.

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Old May 26th, 2009, 08:32 PM   #57
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I love it, especially with its new roof !
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La Plata Cathedral

The 2nd biggest Cathedral of the whole continent after a modern brazilian one, and bigger than Lujan (Arg) , Manizales (Col), and St Patrick's (USA) cathedrals.
Towers are 112 + 5m tall pinnacles. Interior 120m x 76m.
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Wow!!!
Great thread
I just love buildings made of brick.
Here's my contribute from Croatia.

Đakovo cathedral

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