Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Brick Kiln






The kiln is a giant open donut. The boys are unloading the one side of the kiln. Notice how the bricks are stacked floor to ceiling and then the bricks at the top of the wall are the roof which is then covered with crushed dirt. We walked on the hot roof and saw peoples shoes starting to melt. You are seeing people walking on top of thousands upon thousands of fired brick. I hope you get a sense of how big this kiln is. The boys are on the other side of the donut stacking the green bricks for firing. Small bits of wood and coal are fed into the lower fireboxes to light the bricks on fire for their self firing. Here are your accomodations after a hard days work.

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