Sunday Morning Brick Tour

Space where a building burned exposes adjoining brick wall, and provides an area for a small park

Collapsing flower box and a short alley

Interesting old windows framed in brick

Vines climbing brick wall and electrical entrance

Down Town Motel continues to deteriorate

Building was in an imminent stage for collapse and was removed

 Bricks and Ivy Sports store


Bricks & Ivy Sports, a local sports card & memorabilia shop is thrilled to announce that baseball legend Jose Canseco will be visiting Hoopeston May 11 wants to face local residents in a home run derby contest.

(from NewsBug article)

If I’m not mistaken, Jose played for that ‘other’ Bay Area team  🙂

June 1st Dennis “The Worm” Rodman will be here

Rumor has it he may be accompanied by Kim. . . . . . . oh, never mind, probably isn’t true  😉

Hmmmmmm    Dennis may be in a bit of a situation

Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

6 response to "Sunday Morning Brick Tour"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: May 12, 2019

    Show-off. You midwesterners have such an embarrassment of riches to pick and choose from in the brick department. It’s not fair. I’m thinking that the next monthly challenge should feature oceans.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 12, 2019

      That would water-down the challenge for me. 😉

  2. By: Lah Posted: May 12, 2019

    We once had a house made of used brick. Before they tore down the building where they came from, we drove down to see the place. It was in a rough area. The place looked about as bad as some of the buildings in your pictures. When I look at all the brick buildings that are no longer used in the world, I always wonder if the bricks will have a better life at another place or if they’ll just be left to crumble. Looks like you may have been riding in a little rain at one point.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 13, 2019

      I agree, but economics drives everything, less expensive to use new than reprocess the old to use again. Im amazed at the amount of lumber that goes to the dumpster when some renovations are done.
      Yes, I got caught in a Cat 5 Drizzle Storm getting that Bricks and Ivy photo. 🙂

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: May 15, 2019

    If only all those old brick buildings could talk…. We have lots of old brick buildings here, too, though they are mostly still in use.

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: May 15, 2019

    Hope your town can pick itself up. All the young people head for the big cities these days I suppose.

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