Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Survivers

What's so special about these humble buildings? Just the fact they are some of the very few that survived the earthquake in 1755.
Belém, western Lisbon.

21 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Not such a humble history. So well preserved for their age and history.

Olivier said...

deux très belles demeures, j'aime leurs couleurs délavées

Prospero said...

Must be some pretty solid ground there.

Vogon Poet said...

Wonderful group of houses, so well kept and preserved. Someone then was an outstanding contractor. I like the iron balconies and the porticoes.

Jarart said...

It's hard to imagine the age of the buildings. They look like they are well maintained.

cieldequimper said...

What stories they could tell. They're beautiful.

joo said...

It's great that they survived - they are really handsome!

m_m said...

They are beautiful!

Cezar and Léia said...

"Paws up" for these buildings! Belem is really a splendid neighbourhood!
God bless you!
Cezar

Cristóbal said...

If those buildings could talk :)

Another place to check out when I'm there.

marley said...

Wow, that is old!

Jacob said...

I find it hard to imagine any building still standing that was around in 1755!

They look very nice, too. The construction must be solid, to say the least!

gogouci said...

Amazing that they are still standing. They don't make them like they used to. Do they?

Small City Scenes said...

If only they could talk----maybe not. How amazing to still be standing after all these centuries. MB

Joan Elizabeth said...

And they look good to survive another couple of hundred years!

J Bar said...

To survive an earthquake, that is special.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Mirela said...

Quality construction... I love the contrast of the black balcony fences and light-colored facades!

AB said...

An ominous reminder

exposemaximum said...

Nice to know that you covered it :)

brattcat said...

You capture their quiet dignity.

Dina said...

They don't look so humble to me.
Hope they last another few hundred years.