Sunday, October 19, 2008

Top of abandoned building

This is the top of an amazing horse stable and coach house (1914), that is falling apart! Through all my life I've allways seen this private building closed and abandoned, but now, even the big green arched metal gates have been replaced by brick walls... It's a shame!

7 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed it is a shame!

In response to your question at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, that isn't an island, but a small peninsula, Albany Point, which is just below and across the freeway from "Louis's" condominium. There is a lot of Urban Art on that peninsula. "Louis" has been doing a series on the Urban Art there.

Hilda said...

Oh no! I hope that this piece gets saved — it's fantastic!

Per Stromsjo said...

Decay is such a natural process and yet so depressing when it hits elaborate works of art.

Sharon said...

This is a shame. I hope this beautiful arch is salvaged in someway.

Marcel said...

I agree it is a shame. This should be protected for all time.

babooshka said...

How can anyone abandon something so beatiful.

Matty Weir said...

We came across this in Sept. '07, found it a bit scary, but fascinating. Peering through the cracks, it appeared to be used as a shelter by vagrants & "street drinkers". Thought it would make a good small performance venue in a future incarnation.