Monday, July 20, 2009

Different looks

Identical old buildings at Lisbon downtown have been recently restored, each one its own style. (Vendido = sold)
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17 comments:

Olivier said...

préférence a celui avec des mosaïques.

B SQUARED said...

Making the same, different. Nice idea.

brattcat said...

What dramatically different visions. Excellent catch.

gogouci said...

Like fraternal twins.

m_m said...

I like especially the blue one, so original pattern on the walls:)

Asta said...

Hi JM,
Beautiful houses. The decoration on the right house is almost like a wall-paper. Very peculiar....

Best regards
Asta

marley said...

Its a nice contrast. I quite like the modern look.

joo said...

Almost identical buildings and almost makes a difference:)
My favourite is the whit - blue one.

Jacob said...

I think that's wonderful. Not everything needs to be the same; some individuality adds interest. And like you said, people have their own preferences...so, I have no favorite.

Petrea said...

Such a striking pair!

Leif Hagen said...

Office building or apartments? Must be nice to have a balcony, non? Nice urban snap!

Per Stromsjo said...

A good catch! I wonder what they have done to the inside.

Small City Scenes said...

do like the blue tiles but I suppose a coat of paint is more cost effective. MB

Julie said...

I, too, am surprised that they were allowed to alter the outsides so dramatically. We in Australia have preservation orders preventing this but we do not have much old quality housing whereas you might have tonnes of it.

Kate said...

There is beauty of simplicity on the house on the left, but the house with the tiles has a richness!!

glduro_marieloupe said...

It is a pity that such typically Portuguese houses suffer this type of "updating". There they go by lower the traditions...

Jackie said...

They are both very smart-looking. I'd be very happy to have my flat covered in these tiles, though I guess they might not last too long here!