Sunday, December 7, 2008

Rua das Alcássimas


This is supposed to be the oldest street in Oeiras (rua = street). There are some nice restored houses, but I've chosen these as I think they show the real atmosphere of the place.

20 comments:

Babzy said...

you got it , we can really feel the atmosphere ;)

Virginia said...

Oh JM, this collection is wonderful. You knew I would like these I'll just bet. So old and full of charcter. This rua was the perfect choice. The wonderful tile sign...I want that! Bravo.

vicki archer said...

How wonderful, i am wishing to come to Lisbon for such a long time and now that I have seen this shot, i want to even more. xv

nobu said...

Yes,It has really nice atmosphere.
I like that pretty light.

Tanya said...

I like the set of photos you've chosen, very nice JM :)

Hilda said...

Much character in this street. I hope the houses get restored though — seems like such a loss of history if they're just left to deteriorate.

Fio said...

I really like these old, forgotten streets. But never in my city :/ Hmm...

willow said...

Wow. It's hard to believe there are actually beautiful spots like this in the world. Such a contrast to anything I ever see in the midwest. Haunting shots. Absolutely gorgeous.

Hope said...

Thanks for showing us this 'oldest street.' The photos are wonderful and certainly capture the atmosphere of this place. I feel like I'm there.

babooshka said...

These are truly wonderful. This really does represent the real area. I could wander round here virtually and in the flesh all day.

lisasarsfield said...

Great shots. These lovely old streets have a lot of character and stories to tell.I love the weathered look, although I agree with Hilda too. Some of it needs to be restored and saved from the effects of time.

Over here Rua is the Maori word for the number 2.

Tahi, Rua, Toru... 123

Karen said...

Beautiful. Old buildings are a weakness of mine. I just adore them.

Nicely framed photos.

Femin Susan said...

Hi,
Your collection is wonderful.Your blog is sparkling. It has a great appeal. How where to able to cope such a lot and it is too good for words.

the donG said...

nice shot of the alley between two old structures. i can stay there for hours shooting those structures.

jill said...

Great sots JM. Are these buildings in use at all? Hopefully they will be rescued and restored.

angela said...

They look very old. I like the old tiled street sign too..

Peter said...

This somehow reminds me of Venice: buildings often look like needing some restoring, but when you get inside, you can find some fantastic apartments!

humanobserver said...

Truly a nice atmosphere...

Jules said...

Hi Jm - have had server problems so haven't be able to visit much.

I so love these old buildings. I'm a sucker for original architecture. Would love to see inside them.

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

I love these old houses. There are a lot similar to these in Belgrade. Very nice photos you have here!