an extra brick or two

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 31 January 2018 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The old farmhouse did not have central heat, so a fire here kept the room warm. I don't know whether the bricks in the firebox have fallen from the chimney, but it looks like they might have.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/5 second F/8.0 ISO 200 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A beautiful photo urbex which shows the decline of a place when he is neglected

31 Jan 2018 5:18am

Devi from Chennai, India

what a sad and beautiful image..How bright the fire would have burnt here in good old days !

31 Jan 2018 5:23am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec ce par pin quelle ancienne chemine en attente de feu superbe.

31 Jan 2018 6:22am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle composition. )

31 Jan 2018 6:29am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

At one time this hearth was the center of the room. It must have been hard to be without central heating.

31 Jan 2018 7:32am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a fine image to see

31 Jan 2018 7:48am

Anne from France

Extra urbex shot!

31 Jan 2018 7:58am

@Anne: thanks for the kind words

Gérard from Allauch, France

Great danger for Santa Claus !!!!

31 Jan 2018 8:24am

Joëlle from France

Jolie capture :-)

31 Jan 2018 9:15am

jean pierre a from France

bel urbex!! amitiés

31 Jan 2018 9:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice capture, but a little bit sad.

31 Jan 2018 10:41am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo !

31 Jan 2018 11:04am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Maybe Santa knocked them loose when he came down the chimney.

31 Jan 2018 11:56am

franz from Baden, Austria

Powerful textures and details in this nostalgic composition! Perhaps Santa didn't quite make it through the chimney ... ;-)

31 Jan 2018 12:30pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I would have to wonder how much of their heat went up the chimeny when it was used. A fine picture of the fireplace and the fallen bricks.

31 Jan 2018 1:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A lovely, but sad view

31 Jan 2018 1:56pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien la cheminée

31 Jan 2018 3:03pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nicely crafted wood hearth that surrounds this fireplace. I love the wood grain in the "header".

31 Jan 2018 7:11pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A wonderful image. I love the old peeling paint and the fallen bricks.

31 Jan 2018 7:25pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Wow. I just adore this image.

1 Feb 2018 3:40am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Great textures and colours thereof

1 Feb 2018 5:06pm

Melissa Capobianco from Ocala, Florida, United States

like it!

27 Feb 2018 1:12pm