Across the street from our condominium, an 1894 brick warehouse is being re-imagined as a trendy apartment building. The architect’s design requires slicing huge slits in the brick facade to make way for windows. Lots of windows. Lots of trendy.
This also means that bricklayers are carefully replacing bricks around the openings so they are tidy and straight. Lots of bricks.
The bricklayers work solo or with one partner. Watching them work, carefully, brick by brick, reminds me there are still tasks that are worth watching.
I am sure the end result will be good looking and sleek and of course, trendy.
But the skill to make it so is personal, ageless, and simply beautiful.