Thursday, June 4, 2009

Forgotten corner

A street starts at the end of another one. Two 20th century signs on 18th century walls.

31 comments:

brattcat said...

How can stone have so many different tones? This is like a little symphony of textures. Beautiful.

joo said...

Are the signs made of tiles? Beautiful! And the colour of the walls is so pretty and warm. Nice place:)

B Squared said...

I love the contrast in this shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting! I'm wondering why the reason they had done gates like this one in that time!
Beautiful picture!
Tenha um lindo dia meu amigo!
Léia

magiceye said...

we have quite a few places like these in mumbai!

lovely find!

henny said...

Why forgotten? Which one is the end and which one is the start? I love the color. Did you take this photo in the afternoon?

Sharon said...

I love this litle corner! This would make a wonderful painting.

JM said...

Joo, the signs are made of tiles, they show the current coat of arms of Oeiras (1937).

Yes, Léia, this is strange! Maybe this was just a common entrance they have closed with bars for some reason...

Henny, you are right, this is afternoon light, before sunset.

glduro_marieloupe said...

I suppose that this is an abandoned house, therefore the amount of leves in the ground, the fungus on the walls suggest this. In fact, everything confers an absolute beauty to this lost edge. You it only to finding it! Congratulations!

marieloupe

ശിവ said...

This gate and this corner look so nice...

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The colors, patina on the stucco, and design of the buildings reminds me of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site across the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires. It is an old colonial-era town that was bypassed by development and that retains its colonial era character and ambiance. It was a Portugese settlement for part of its history, and Spanish at other times. There is a small museum there devoted to its Portugese period and culture. Perhaps its Portugese past explains its resemblance to the scene in your photo.

Small City Scenes said...

Super shot and nice color. It looks a little like a old time western jail. Hmmmm!! MB

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

This photo is just delicious ... .
love the light and shadows, love the colors, love the crumbling history!

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Love this photo! Beautiful!

Kate said...

Looks like a rather forlorn little corner. Do you know what establishments or buildings were there in the past?

Boise Diva said...

Even forgotten, the colors are strong.

Λακης Φουρουκλας said...

A beautiful picture. Lovely colors that seem to silently speak about the past.

Prospero said...

Interesting intersection, like the start of a rainbow. What beautifully aged, textured walls.

cieldequimper said...

Thanks for pointing out that the tiles are "young"! The colours are simply fantastic, cosy even.

Jacob said...

How amazing is this? Good grief - 18th century? Great colors, JM! It reminds me of the old saying, "I don't know where I am, but I'm making good time!"

Tiago Ralha said...

Uma fotografia muito bem conseguida!!!

Babzy said...

surrealist :)

Joy said...

How very nostalgic!

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willow said...

I love the aged patina and chippy-ness!

Cristóbal said...

Even though it may look a bit depressing, that rustic look is beautiful!

Hilda said...

I just love how Oeiras is such a mixture of old and new. And all so beautiful and charming.

magicpolaroid said...

i love this corner, colors are great!

roentarre said...

Wonderful and amazing texture!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love the colours and history of forgotten and abandoned. This is a very special shot.

m_m said...

This is photo full of atmosphere! Great capture! But it is sad that they are so devastated.

Snapshutter said...

Charming setting I think. What's behind the door?