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March 27, 2017, 129 and 129A West 4th

To my eye this photo has so many things going for it.  The proportions are not exactly square, but they are darn close, the colors are bright and work well together, the symmetry is close but not complete, there are deep shadows and matching wrought iron steps.  16 more words

Quote of the day, March 27

David Brinkley, on the successful man

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”


Use of sugarcane bagasse ash as brick material

DUE to limited availability of natural resources and rapid urbanization, there is a shortfall of conventional building construction materials. On the other hand, energy consumed for the production of conventional building construction materials pollutes the air, water and land. 503 more words

A Short History of Mitford

The story of Mitford, Alberta is not unique from many other towns that dotted the prairie landscape at the end of the 1800s.  It started with a dream, in this case the dream of one Tom Cochrane, who is apparently no relation to Senator Matthew Cochrane who founded the nearby Cochrane Ranche in 1881. 614 more words