Bricks of Portsmouth

One of my favorite parts of walking around Portsmouth (mostly during lunch) is seeing the variety of different bricks amongst all the brick buildings in town.

Some are definitely very old bricks with a lot of character (see above), others have been painted over time and time again (see white bricks of Dos Amigos below along with the red door of The Red Door), with other brand new bricks aimed at matching the old style (just walk further down State Street or over to Congress Street).  All in all it makes for an interesting feel around town, to say the least.  The old rowhouses along Market Street have more awesome bricks, and near the salt piles and on Penhallow Street you’ll find some cool old advertising.