Thursday, April 22, 2010

How to ruin a façade


A bank in Lisbon... Total disrespect!

26 comments:

brattcat said...

She looks as if she's saying: "I've been robbed!" And she has!!!

Jacob said...

Yeah, you're right...the signs rather detract from the beauty of the facade. Neat photo, though!

Photo Cache said...

It's weird to see a bust in your face.

Leif Hagen said...

Such magnificent architectural details! Too bad someone doesn't buy and renovate it and make it into a grand home!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

What is next? A sign right next to the head with a cartoon-like speech bubble that says "Come do your banking here!"?

T. Becque said...

That's just odd, what were he/she/they thinking? Do you know the story behind it? But interesting photo!

Olivier said...

superbe cette sculpture, on dirait qu'elle nous regarde

Virginia said...

I see you've found some wonderful sculptural details as well. Too bad they chose to commercialize them!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

People really don't understand the value of what they have !!

VP said...

It wasn't so diffucult to avoid this: an external sign, signs on the windows. Nice and impressive head, though...

Babzy said...

i agree , i can see the same things here !

Small City Scenes said...

It is a beautiful front piece. Let's push the bank and utilize this building as it should be. What? MB

cieldequimper said...

It is a shame, such a beautiful sculpture.

Hilda said...

Sigh. I've seen worse. If that were here, the sign would be the size of the balcony and completely cover it.

I am in awe at that huge bust.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I don't like the face which seems too large so I don't mind the signs at all.

Gunn said...

I have seen worse signs, but the sculpture is beautiful!
You are surrounded with lots of ART! lucky you.

B SQUARED said...

Travesty!

Paty said...

adorei a escultura na fachada, nunca tinha visto nada igual. no Brasil também é comum belos edifícios virarem bancos...

Jarart said...

Judging from the comments,I guess it's all a matter of perspective and tastes.

Cezar and Léia said...

Eu vi muitas agencias desse banco por aqui.
A escultura é linda!
Léia

gogouci said...

It is a shame. But I agree with some of the other commenters, I've seen much worse.

Lois said...

Too bad, but at least the blue signs do compliment the light blue of the walls!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh no, this is bizarre..and I agree but I suppose there is much worse?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm with you on this one.

Wolynski said...

What's disrespectful? The face or the bank? Very funny.

Marie-Noyale said...

How true!