Monday, April 20, 2009

Vandalism

18th century statue at the most hidden area of the downtown Oeiras park.

23 comments:

willow said...

Such a shame. Vandalism is a nasty crime, especially when artwork is damaged.

cieldequimper said...

Perfect photographs of a tender and beautiful statue.

Olivier said...

cela arrive souvent malheureusement,deux statues d'evry viennent d'être vandalisées : peintures sur les œuvres, parties cassées et la mairie ne peut pas faire grand chose, il faut rappeler les artistes pour qu'ils réparent ;o((
unfortunately often happens, two statues of evry now been vandalized paintings in the works, parts broken and the council can not do much, we must remember the artist to repair ;o((

Lois said...

It's still beautiful!

Cezar and Léia said...

Doi no coração ver tão linda escultura ( e antiga ) depredada!

Great pictures!
Léia :-)

Jacob said...

That is so sad; and it makes me angry. I don't understand a mind that works in such destructive ways.

Virginia said...

What a tender and beautiful piece of art. In our oldest cemetery I found the same thing here. Sick minds. So very sad.
V

brattcat said...

These are such beautiful, sensitive shots. This kind of vandalism is so frustrating. But you have made a thing of beauty out of the destruction, particularly with the pairing of the photographs. In the first shot we don't know about the damage done. In the second we are given much to contemplate about beauty, flawed or otherwise. Thank you.

Jarart said...

I don't understand what joy can be gotten from vandalism. The statue is a loving and tender one.

marley said...

Thats a shame. We have a fountain with Neptune in the middle of it in Cheltenham. His arm is often broken off :(

Marie-Noyale said...

Where you show that one picture is sometimes not enough..
beautiful capture of a ray of sun..

m_m said...

Pity... But your photos are very good!

Marc said...

Despite the vandalism you captureed the statue in wonderful light.

joo said...

It's a shame, this same happens here as well, probably it happens everywhere. I don't understand why people do such things. But Lois is right it's still beautiful, ad photo is great.

Per Stromsjo said...

For whatever irrational reason, I was hoping that vandals hadn't found your part of the world - so rich in culture and beauty.

Well, back to reality I guess.

Peter said...

Somehow it would have been better to see only the back! Such vandalism is a real shame!!

That is the chicken said...

Beautiful shadows and light on these statues. I can't condone the vandalism but it makes the photo's more interesting.

Boise Diva said...

Yikes, that makes me cringe.

gogouci said...

What a shame. It's too bad that people can be so disrespectful.

Neva said...

What a lovely statue.....defaced or not...

PAK said...

Looks great!

Joan Elizabeth said...

How interesting, I didn't even notice the vandalism I was so taken by the beauty of the sculpture and your excellent photography.

humanobserver said...

It must be stopped. Becasue you can't build such majestic art pieces. Shame on them.