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


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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