Thursday, November 15, 2007

Patchwork quilt

This is just a small sample of the driveways I cross on my habitual walks through the community.

"The powers that be" would prefer that all driveways were built using individual bricks/stones. But as you can see, most homeowners opt for the easier, less expensive method of pouring concrete and "stamping" out a design...

See anything you like?

17 comments:

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Yes, that one in the middle (thinking to a stone-road)

Kate said...

You have a quilter's eye, and you captured some interesting patterns. I tend to prefer the curved patterns, perhaps because I prefer circular reasoning to linear. The linear patterns are not as interesting!

Jilly said...

Are any of these real, Isabella?

I'm assuming the answer is no, as I don't see space between the 'tiles' for any grouting although I have seen real tiles butted up close to the next, so perhaps some are real.

Peter said...

Very nice patchwork! Somehow difficult to see which one are real. You may have to touch them to be sure? Spontaneously, I would say the middle one and the bottom middle one. Which one is yours? A "real" one I suppose?

Olivier said...

un beau patchwork avec une préférence pour celui d'en haut à droite.

A beautiful patchwork with a preference for one of the top right.

oldmanlincoln said...

Interesting post. And a nice collage of your photos.

And to install the individual pieces is very expensive up here. My neighbor had one installed (driveway) of brick and it is a small driveway and the cost was over $5,000.00. To do it in stamped concrete was $2,000.00.

I like the real thing but nobody will let me dig up a section of the Apian Way to see how the Romans did it. It was started in 312 B.C. and I don't know when it was finished but most of it is still there. I don't think we have anything to match it anywhere in the world. Not for durability, at least.

Gwen said...

Very creative mosaic, Isabella :). I prefer the earth tones, but maybe not necessarily their particular designs.

Lessie said...

Oooo -- I love this! Great idea! Something I haven't appreciated before.

Felicia said...

Beautiful collage. I'm widening my driveway a few feet and have been looking at stones and brick a lot lately - stamping wasn't an idea that I considered until now!

Nikon said...

You've started a "Home Improvement" project :)
I agree with fabrizio's choice.
Nice design, by the way!

Tietie007 said...

Nice shot ! I remember Dayton Beach, 18 years ago !

Chris said...

I do like this look so much more than what is popular in Nashville. I forget what it's called, but it's little stones and shells and stuff like that. . .nicer than concrete, but quite plain. In Las Vegas, we did our courtyard in stamped concrete as I really like the way it looks. . . .

Waldo Oiseau said...

Cool collage!

Sonia said...

Love all them! But principally the picture of the center.

jessica said...

great display.
i like the two bottom middles.

richard said...

I'm interested in the curved layouts which I see a lot - everywhere. Initially I thought it was just decorative, but I'm thinking now that it is actually easier to cut and lay certain granite in this pattern - rather than trying to achieve regular shaped stones and straight lines

WebOJ said...

Oh, wow. The middle right most one... we have those in Kuwait.