Saturday, January 3, 2009

The 'island'

Amazing what you can find right in the center of Carcavelos, next to Oeiras.

19 comments:

Sharon said...

I love this. The contrast is amazing and I have a love for aged buildings.

Destitute Rebel said...

Wow, love this picture, the curving street and the old building look amazing, sort of like a scene from an old book.

Tanya said...

That's beautiful JM. Looks like someone lives in it, I can see curtains hanging in the window. I wonder how old this is? Is it a private residence?

JM said...

Tanya, the right part of the building looks abandoned, but the curtain also makes me think someone still lives there...

babzy said...

the houses would be very nice restored ;)

mkhansen said...

Fascinating. Has the stamp of centuries on it. Makes me curious about the inside...

Virginia said...

GOod title JM. Oh my this little place needs so much care. Makes me sad!
V

Marc said...

Well, maybe it's beauty in disguise. Why don't you knock on the door and find out JM :-)

Wayne said...

This is a great composition JM.

Mo said...

I love these kind of shots. Lovely textures and shapes.

Julie said...

Aged buildings often resonate, don't they? This one, although probably not good for one's health to live in, is a gold-mine for a photographer. I like the treatment you have given it, JM.

Snapshutter said...

A photographer's delight to find a building with such texture and color.

Steve Buser said...

I'm bonkers on the contrast of old and new here, too. Plus the contrast of the colors. Good eye.

humanobserver said...

Rustic look....I guess you have visited many parts of India...

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love looking into the back streets of old towns, turns up gems like this. Nice composition.

Dusty Lens said...

The new and the old. I sure hope they preserve this wonderful old building.

Randy said...

Great shot! Happy New Year.

babooshka said...

This is just what I'd like to find.

Tash said...

The building is so beautiful. I hope it's preserved in semi-repaired state for a long time.