Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Palácio dos Arcos


Decayed palace facing the Tagus Estuary mouth at Paço de Arcos

27 comments:

Lois said...

It is still quite beautiful!

brattcat said...

Amazing 15th century structure, with that 20th century building in the background. If I had unlimited funds I would start work on this place immediately.

willow said...

I do love it's mellow, crusty patina, though!

Jarart said...

I hope the restoration starts soon. It would be a shame to lose such a rich historical site. Better get to work or it may end up like the one I posted today.

amatamari© said...

I really like, even so has a great charm.
Beautiful photos, thanks!
:-)

Rob and Mandy said...

What a beautiful building!

Jacob said...

I'm amazed that anything that old is still standing! Here in Florida, when something gets 20-30 years old they tear it down and build something new which also falls apart in 20-30 years!

This is a beautiful palace, though. Hopefully, it will be restored to its former grandeur!

Joanne said...

Tu realmente encontras cada sitio...aonde é isto?

Mirela said...

There's a certain charm this building has without a new facade... I love it, the color, balconies...

Joan Elizabeth said...

What wonderful earthy colours though while it awaits restoration

Vogon Poet said...

It's a pity, this is a beautiful building even in its poor state!

Julie said...

That seems to be a problem Europe-wide. There are just so many ancient buildings, all requiring urgent maintenance as they slip back into the dirt from whence they came, they the cost is prohibitive. I noticed this throughout France too. Beautiful old buildings gradually breaking up and "growing down".

The shape, colour and accoutrements of this building are delightful ...

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i like this building. it has style and such interesting architectural details. this building is a historic keeper.

Virginia said...

Of course it needs some care but the facade is still lovely . The colors are grand.
v
PS Thanks for the nice BDAY wishes JM. You're the best!

J Bar said...

I love these sorts of European buildings.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bob Crowe said...

The building has the color and style that stays in my memory after my only visit to Portugal - the yellow to ocher building, elegant and graceful.

Leif Hagen said...

Fabulous foto - you should have posted in on a "Mellow Yellow Monday" with the logo! C'est la vie!

gogouci said...

Beautiful colors...what character. Very nice shots !!

Anya said...

Its very special
(maybe it needs a fresh yellow color ;)

Cezar and Léia said...

Lindo palácio!
Estamos torcendo para que um edificio tão cultural seja restaurado o mais breve possível!
Abraços
Léia

Hilda said...

Magnificent! I hope the city gets to it soon…

ruma2008 said...

When this palace is new, I can imagine how much glistened.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

It's a pity when historical buildings are left to fall into ruin. The window on the lower left in your first photo almost looks like the glass and timber have been painted on.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Prospero said...

I love this color, JM.

exposemaximum said...

beautiful

Kilauea Poetry said...

I was taking pictures in town where I live.. amazed at how just how many of the buildings have deteriorated. Funny, these here as you said may need restoration too, but true..the charm has still been retained.. I like the color too-

AB said...

I hope it stays around - not least, because it seems to a different architectural style to the other old buildings we see in this blog.