AFGHANISTAN, JALAL-ABAD : Afghan siblings take a break as they work at a traditional brick factory on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province on January 25, 2014. The thousands of neatly-stacked sandy bricks baked in these coal-fired ovens are in high demand in the capital and across Afghanistan, as the country tries to rebuild after three decades of conflict. AFP PHOTO/Noorullah Shirzada
Leather jackets, bruised knees, high heels, lips red from biting, piña coladas, Berlin, a rain soaked cigarette, old telescopes, scratched vinyls, whips, broken guitar strings, grandfather clocks
A slightly deflated basketball, marching bands, wheat, the embers of a campfire, the smell of cologne, stacks of CDs, used bookstores, skyscrapers in sunset, static on the TV, velvet jackets, silent films
Fireworks, sequinned skirts, laughing so hard your chest hurts, bubblegum, a freshly sharpened carving knife, sailing boats, Polaroid photos, modern art, cat fur, smiling in anger
The smell of thrift stores, video tapes, Froot Loops, crumbling red brick factories, Camden market, humming quietly, silk shirts, Lego, bits of weed ground into the carpet, battered Converse, Sunday roasts, handwritten notes, diners
Claybank Brick Plant NHS, Claybank Saskatchewan. “North America’s best preserved Brick Making site” looks much like it did when it opened in 1912, Production stopped in 1989, and the site is now a National Historic site, giving the visitor an introduction to early 20th century factory complexes.
BANGLADESH, Khulna : In this photograph taken on January 18, 2016, a
Bangladeshi worker carries bricks at a brick factory on the outskirts of
Khulna some 266kms south of Dhaka. Very few of the brick kilns in
Bangladesh - approximately 7,000, according to government estimates –
have been constructed following proper design and environmental rules,
according to experts. And the consequences have been devastating as
brick kilns are the largest source of greenhouse gases in Bangladesh, so
much so that the smoke spewed out by them has been identified as one of
the main factors behind the worsening quality of air in the country.
AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN
↳ 1136 Monmouth was a hungry-looking brick factory, gutted and black-eyed, growing out of an overgrown lot that took up nearly all of a block. And everywhere, everywhere, there were books. Not the tidy stacks of an intellectual attempting to impress, but the slumping piles of a scholar obsessed.
AFGHANISTAN, Mazar-i-Sharif - This photograph taken on April
6, 2016 shows Afghan labourers working at a brick factory on the
outskirts Mazar-i-Sharif. Afghanistan remains one of the poorest
countries in the world, with nearly half the population estimated to be
living below the poverty line. / AFP PHOTO / Farshad USYAN