Thursday, August 14, 2008

Old and new

Downtown Oeiras used to be surrounded by old charming farms; as time goes by new buildings are taking their place and little by little those farms are gone forever.
This wall belongs to a partially abandoned farm, struggling against concret invasion, although it is almost swallen by the uncharacteristic modern buildings shown in the background.

7 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Interesting photo and contrasts. The old is more appealing to look at but the new might be more comfortable?

Denton said...

I like the contrast of old and new. However it is sad that the farms are gone forever. I would be nice if an effort were made to restore some of the old building and to integrate them with the new.

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Hendrawan said...

nice concept!, but the old has more story to tell..

Per Stromsjo said...

Sort of a temporary revenge then? Having the predominant stuff in the background for once. I agree with Mary, great contrasts.

Jules said...

Yes it is such a contrast and so sad but i guess progrsess is instopable. i have a road being built down beside my house where it was once bush. I makes me so angry but i guess i can't stop it can i - maybe i could tie myself to a tree????

smilnsigh said...

This is a sad example of what some call 'progress.'xvrgiwc

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Mo said...

A great picture of past and present.