Friday, April 17, 2009

An old village in southern Portugal?

WRONG! Just some old spots you (gladly) can still find among the modern buildings in the center of Carcavelos, next to Oeiras, which give us an idea of what the former village must have looked like.

22 comments:

Lois said...

They are all just so interesting and I really like the dark blue trim on the one in the first picture!

nanak said...

i like the second photo

joo said...

This combination of blue and white is superb. It creates an atmosphere of calmness. Nice to have such spots still around.

Jacob said...

Goodness, these are wonderful, JM...I will come back to them several times today because there is so much to see...and, as usual, your photos are superb.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bem interessante! Sabe JM, aqui no sul teve muito açorianos colonizadores, e mesmo em Joinville ( Estado de Santa Catarina )e a cidade onde estou no momento, guarda-se muito das ruas de "pedras" exatamente como você mostrou numa das fotos da vila.O novo prefeito está "asfaltando"e modernizando as ruas.Acho uma pena porque perde a tradiçao como "história".


So...Nice post dear JM!
Have a wonderful weekend
Léia :-)

Olivier said...

belle promenade dans ce vieux village

brattcat said...

The first one is so secure. I love that the blue theme is even picked up in the metal container. The second gives a great sense of the tiny passageways. The third is beautifully composed with its angles and levels. All three tell a story of the effect of time and weather on building materials and the people who used them. Terrific shots.

henny said...

Wow, so different than usual. Again, my today favorite. Always love houses like them. They're not museum, aren't they? :))
Happy weekend JM.

henny said...

A very peaceful neighborhood.

Virginia said...

THese are wonderful. I love the blue door theme you have going. So much character. I would love to photograph them myself JM. Have a good weekend!
V

Hilda said...

I love all the blue details that you spotted. Lovely, charming houses!

Dina said...

Long live the old!

m_m said...

Nice combination of white and blue, it had to look great! I love the southern countries for the whiteness of their build-up area:)

B Squared said...

Wouldn't take much to make these places look great.

Marc said...

Charming place!

Lisa Wilson said...

The buildings do look old and worn, but I like them!

Mo said...

YOur pictures are definitely enticing me to another Potuguese holiday

Peter said...

... and I guess that it is in one of these old buildings that many of us today would like to live!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love the top one. So charming. Looks the like the perfect place to choose for a holiday.

Kate said...

There is a quaintness and a hint of former lives that seem to appeal to us. Is it because we all live such fast-paced lives. Great photos.

humanobserver said...

You can see such houses in rural areas of India.

CathM said...

Sublime nugget of the 'historical' beauty that once was... still is. A hidden gem!