Friday, April 16, 2010

Decay (III)


Royal Estate at Caxias (18th century)
Some 'light' decay can be quite charming but this is truly shocking! This is not a private house whose owners have no more money to restore it... Although a bit humble, it's a historic building!!!

27 comments:

Paty said...

é realmente tem seu charme, mas poderiam restaurar né? é uma pena quando vemos edifícios públicos tão belos e abandonados.

B SQUARED said...

Needs a lot of work. What a shame.

Sharon said...

You are so right! This one needs some help very soon! Those tiles are gorgeous, it would be shame to lose them.

Anya said...

Unique historic building !!!!
I hope it will be restored .... one day ;-)

Lois said...

Oh my! I hope it gets rescued.

cieldequimper said...

Shocking is the right word. Why do we let things like this happen?

th said...

Um painel de azulejos é sempre motivo para admiração, pena não darmos o devido valor à nossa herança.
Beijo, th

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my, What a tragic shame. You should start a rescue campaign. MB

VP said...

We just stated a 'Decay Day', it may be an interesting theme once and then. It's a pity for this building, much more than my rusty bikes and sunken boats.
It has even two quite original and vintage benches, which will follow the others here: A Bunch of Benches

Irina said...

JM, I love this image. And I am not so sure about the need for restoration. These decay signals are like the wrinkles on the old beautiful face. When you do the plastic surgeon, often you lose your individuality.
It is so beautiful now.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Oh This is simply beautiful !!Lovely shot JM !!

Steffe said...

Sad to see the house in this condition.

Rob and Mandy said...

Truly shocking. And a great shame.

Leif Hagen said...

What a wonderful building but it needs lots of expensive restoration work! Irina with Moscow Daily Photo has a similar building posted on her CDP blog today!
Bon weekend

António said...

É de facto uma vergonha!...a que estado de degradação chegou aquele painel de de azulejos!... nem sei se são recuperáveis!

Virginia said...

Makes me want to get the pressure washer out and work on that concrete wall! Not really! It is a shame JM.
V

brattcat said...

There must be many historic buildings in your region. Perhaps it's impossible to take care of them all. But each one that slides into utter decay is so sad.

Jacob said...

That is very sad. It's going to take some money and effort to bring it back to its original glory...procrastination is usually costly!

T. Becque said...

Wow, that is some decay! Doesn't that violate some building/safety code or something? You sure have a good eye for catching interesting and thought provoking shots.

Joan Elizabeth said...

But I like photographs of decay! Especially the bit with the stonework is appearing from the plaster.

gogouci said...

I hope the estate doesn't fall into disrepair. That would be a shame.

Gunn said...

I was thinking "location-location- film or fashion photography".
Politicians and tax-payers money will probably be the reason for redecorating or not. A pretty place and nice photos.

Babzy said...

what a beautiful house, it's a pity they don't renovate it !

Dean Grey said...

A good power-washing and this building will be good as new!

-Dean

Marie-Noyale said...

What a shame...
The courtyard and the terrasse must have been such beautiful places!!

Deepak Acharya said...

This building must be renovated at the earliest

Wolynski said...

Ooh, not good. Why would anyone let such a beautiful house go to ruin?