cobbled alley of raw brick seafront depots

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AidaGlass

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Persian-Iran
Hello,

In the text below, does 'cobbled alley of raw brick seafront depots' mean a cobbled alley whose walls were made of brick, in which there were seafront depots? :confused:

We turned again onto a cobbled alley of raw brick seafront depots, each of which had been gutted and refitted to accommodate a corporate office.

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  • JulianStuart

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    English (UK then US)
    Yes. They are brick building where the bricks are not covered with any other material and they are depots (or warehouses) on the seafront (or more likely facing the San Francisco Bay but the author had not aimed for such precision :) (Your link is to your local copy of the pdf :))
     
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    AidaGlass

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    Persian-Iran
    Yes. They are brick building where the bricks are not covered with any other material and they are depots (or warehouses) on the seafront (or more liely facing the San Francisco Bay but the author hads not aimed for such precision :) (Your link is to your local copy of the pdf :))
    Oh sorry. I revised the link. Thanks a lot :thumbsup:
     

    much_rice

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    English - American
    [Cobbled alley] of [raw brick seafront depots]

    It's not "a cobbled alley of raw brick." The alley (floor) is made of cobblestones. The depots are made of brick as Julian explains. I've never seen "raw brick" (which sounds like a synonym of clay :p) but I have heard of "exposed brick."
     

    JulianStuart

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    English (UK then US)
    We turned again onto a cobbled alley of raw brick seafront depots, each of which had been gutted and refitted to accommodate a corporate office.
    Here's an example of an old brick warehouse that has been converted on or near the SF waterfront, and another. Many old brick buildings have been "repurposed" since containers displaced normal import/export warehouse functions. Some of the streets are still cobbled .
     
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