Saturday, April 4, 2009

Stone walls - old and new

20 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Dear JM!
Difficult to say what kind of "stone wall"I've liked more.Your pictures are wonderful as usual!
The second picture... I guess it could be a residential building.Very nice.
In the other hand I LOVE old stones and all "medieval"stuffs!
Maybe deeply inside my soul, I keep a dream , a secret desire,to be a princess ! Just kidding!Gee!!
Happy weekend!
Léia :-)

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is a rare case of me liking the modern version more!

Dina said...

The house on top is fabulous--really, like from a fable. But to see stone being used like that in the new house warms my heart.
Long live stone!

Hilda said...

Ooh, I feel like this post is especially for me! :D

I love stone and I think both structures look great! The old stone house has definitely more character though.

Thank you, JM! This post was a real treat.

Jacob said...

Well, JM, you are just too good. These are superb photos...what an eye! Terrific contrast.

Babzy said...

the house is impressive but i like the second wall much better ! have a good week end :)

Tanya said...

Gorgeous stone work JM, I especially love the top one. Can you imagine the work that took? Amazing!

Lois said...

Very nice contrast between the old and the new!

brattcat said...

I agree with Lois. Each photo is excellent on its own but pairing the two really stops us and makes us look and think. Great work, JM.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your photos of the stone show that the Portugese can be creative in building decor with more materials than tile.

Jarart said...

I've always been fond of stone buildings. Both of these, although different in style, have a warm and earthy feel to them. Lovely.

Kate said...

Old vs. new? Hmmm! No need to make a choice; both are wonderful! I like the character and the solidarity of stone.

PS. Personal question; if we branch out next winter and go elsewhere than México, what

Kate said...

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marley said...

Although I like old buildings I prefer new ones, especially when they have a bit of design quality and aren't all glass, like this one. I like the textures in both photos.

gogouci said...

Love both old and new.

Per Stromsjo said...

Imagine being a small chameleon running along those old walls, finding niches to hide in and generally having a ball.

humanobserver said...

What a drastic change :)

White Oleander said...

I love the windows on the second picture. What a fantastic building.

magicpolaroid said...

I like this modern architecture! well done!
ciao, Luis

Marie-Noyale said...

A few years ago, I would have said the old style was the only one speaking to me...
my eye has changed and now I really enjoy both.