Friday, July 3, 2009

Have I ever mentioned the cranes?

Well, there so many old buildings in Lisbon needing restoration work that cranes are a common sight. Wherever you look there is one...

22 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Hard Rock? Say it ain't so.

Dina said...

Oi, that's a tight squeeze in between the two interesting buildings.
A very "uplifting" photo. :)
Our flock of Jerusalem cranes sends greetings to the cranes of Oeiras.

JM said...

It is... Formerly a wonderful theater named Condes (you can see the 'ES' of the old sign) built 1950, to replace the one built in 1882, which has replaced the original (1772).

Tanya said...

It's nice that Lisbon takes such great care of these gorgeous old buildings!

Prospero said...

JM, cranes are also becoming a familiar site in Bermuda. Years ago, it would have been unthinkable. A four story building, ten years ago, would have been considered a skyscraper!

henny said...

Here, too some cranes are seen, sadly they are to turn down some buildings. And what's that building next to Hard Rock? Weekend's coming, have a nice weekend :).

Boise Diva said...

We had a lot of those "birds" in our town a couple of years ago, but with the economic slowdown, they migrated elsewhere.

Olivier said...

de belles sculptures sur le premier immeuble
nice sculptures on the first building

Sharon said...

I was about to say the same thing as B Squared. Hard Rock places are starting to get as common as McDonald's. Well....not quite, but almost.

Jarart said...

I admire the people who operate these monster machines. I also admire people who make beautiful photos, like you.

brattcat said...

The way you've composed this, the crane seems entirely at home in this setting. Well done.

joo said...

Here's the same JM!
Your photo is superb, crane goes pretty well with those amazing buildings:)
Have a nice weekend.

Jacob said...

I'm just happy that they are restoring the old buildings. In lots of places, they simply blow them up and start over with some modern absurdity!

A great photo composition, JM. That building on the right is simply gorgeous...and the Hard Rock Cafe...well, I like the sculpures on the building!

m_m said...

That's the price of renovation:)
I like the reliefs on the building on the left:)

Cezar and Léia said...

Agree with Tanya. Very nice that restoration work is taken seriously in there. Not to mention jobs it creates...
God bless you!
Cezar

Petrea said...

More juxtaposition of old and new. What an interesting city.

Joan Elizabeth said...

It doesn't have to be an old city to be filled with cranes. The skyline of ours is filled with them ... building new buildings.

Hilda said...

I'm just glad the city's taking care of its old, gorgeous buildings! I think I'd like to see some of those cranes in old Manila.

humanobserver said...

It is good to know that these beautiful buildings are being renovated.

marley said...

A bit like London then, there are cranes at every turn.

Peter said...

A nuisance whe it goes on, but so nice that old nice buildings are saved!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

B SQUARED comment made me chuckle.
Anyway, it's good to have these old buidling renovated.