Bricks and wood trim. They're both ubiquitous in historic American neighborhoods - at least in neighborhoods that are especially steeped in American history. Examples can be found in Alexandria, VA, and Annapolis, MD.
And... Savannah, GA.
I hate to keep sharing travel shots on this blog, but I was (once again) short on time this week, so I wasn't able to create a new image. But I've loved this photo since I took it, so I thought it would be a good one to share. It's a quiet little side street in Savannah, with bricks and wood trim in abundance.
Those bumpy brick sidewalks are awesome. Walking on them gives you the feeling that you're someplace with some real history.
I like the shadows on the sidewalk in this image. And the red brick, the white trim, and the bright blue sky really gives this image an American feel.
But what I love most about this shot, beside the bricks and wood trim, is that it's a side street, tucked out of the way. I like shots like that because I can imagine that no one else has created the exact same image before. Might not be true, but I can imagine.