Saturday, January 07, 2006

Red bricks

Toulouse is the “pink city”. This predominant colour of the Toulouse landscape is the result of a practical solution. As Toulouse was located on a plain of clay, no stone was to be found in the surrounding soil. As a consequence the convenient pink-hued “Toulouse brick” was adopted for the construction of its buildings.

"Ô Toulouse ! Depuis le Pont Neuf jeté sur le fleuve indiscipliné, la ville rose hérissée de clochers…" Claude NOUGARO

1 Comments:

Blogger San Francisco Daily Photo said...

Very interesting! Thanks for this photo and thanks for the Nougaro quote, I'm sure he is greatly missed in Toulouse...

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