Thursday, May 20, 2010

Vandalism (II)


I found this vandalized statue about one year ago and to my surprise it's even more damaged now. Check the difference by clicking here.
Downtown Oeiras Park

27 comments:

Anya said...

This destruction is just disgusting ;(

Cezar and Léia said...

Isso me deixa triste...
Uma estátua tão bonita, representando maternidade e afeto, destruida assim...
Léia

brattcat said...

This is so sad, JM.

Paty said...

nossa, que absurdo. me dá uma raiva este tipo de coisa, não reconhecem que é patrimônio de todos...

B SQUARED said...

What a travesty.

Dina said...

Such a tender statue to come under the heavy hand of vandals. :(

Olivier said...

c'est deja bien, elle n'est pas taguée ;o(((

magicpolaroid said...

IM very sad when i see these things!

Leif Hagen said...

Terrible to see such a wonderful, beautiful statue destroyed! Wish the thugs would go pound on a big rock on the side of a road instead!

AB said...

A bit of a sad commentary on today's youth

Sharon said...

This is such a tragedy! I will never understand what inspires someone to damage such beauty.

Tricia said...

That's AWFUL! Why do people insist on doing such stupid thing?!!?!! Idiots all over the world - How old are the statues? I guess it doesn't really matter, because they weren't put there to be destroyed - they'll get what they deserve!!!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Like the others commenting, I'm sickened by this purposely destructive act. You have to wonder what these louts are thinking when they do this. Probably not thinking at all. Why doesn't the town move the statue to a safer place to preserve what is left?

Laurent said...

Just sad !

Babzy said...

what a shame !!!

Lois said...

How very sad!

joo said...

It's a shame - such a beautiful statue!

Small City Scenes said...

Vandalism is something I just cannot understand. It serves no purpose and the idiots that do it are just that--IDIOTS. It just makes me so mad. And this beautiful statue that is harming no one is harmed. WHY!!! I get so mad. I will stop now before the page burst into flames. MB

VP said...

I think it's a global saying: the mother of the stupids is always pregnant!

Jacob said...

This kind of thing just makes me angry! Who the hell do the creeps who do this sort of thing think they are? And how do they get it into their pointy little heads that this is what they should do with their lives.

I think they should be caught but not put in jail...they should spend the next several years scrubbing, cleaning and repairing public monuments and buildings!

T. Becque said...

Oh my gosh, that's horrible. Your picture makes an impact - the nature of the statue (mother and son) being destroyed packs an even bigger punch too.

A and Y Ikeda said...

It is pity to see that...

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so lovely and beautiful !!Fantastic and well captured !!Great

Joan Elizabeth said...

I was thinking those breaks looked very fresh.

Wolynski said...

Wow, this sucks. No, not your photos - beautiful as always - but who would destroy such a lovely statue?

tapirgal said...

So sad, and yes, a lovely statue, very tender.

Marie-Noyale said...

Both faces were so beautiful
What a shame!