Thursday, June 3, 2010

Decay (VI)


Neo-Arabic building (19th century) in Lisbon
It seems Scheherazade is gone for good! :-)

25 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

That's a gem of a building - such wonderful architecture! I just hope it gets rescued in time!

brattcat said...

She'll live always in our hearts.

B SQUARED said...

You certainly have some varied styles of architecture in your area.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Goodness it looks hardly decayed to me.

Cezar and Léia said...

Parece estar abandonado...
é uma pena mesmo!
Léia

Kate said...

It doesn't look too bad to me, and I hope that someone comes along to spruce it up. The details on the roof and facade are definitely worth saving and preserving.

Sharon said...

This is really worth saving. I hope it gets the help it needs before it's too late! It's so unique!

AB said...

Still looks pretty, though

Virginia said...

It is just beautiful. Perhaps someone will save her!
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VP said...

A really ornate building with a fancy style.

cieldequimper said...

I could imagine hundreds of ways of restoring this and making it a venue. Then again, I would also love to find appropriate curtains for those wonderfully ornate windows. Shame.

Irina said...

So beautiful and so sad.

joo said...

Let's hope she'll be back one day:)
Bautiful building!

Jacob said...

The term, "neo-Arabic," sounds funny and strange to me...but this sure does look "Arabic." Too bad it has not been kept up very well. Excellent photo, JM.

Jacob said...

Re your comment on Paree: Yes, it was a very long wait and Lois had sprained her ankle that morning running for the batobus. I don't climb stairs (hah!) but she did...it took so long I really was worried about her, but she limped up and down and around town some more before we headed to the batobus back to our hotel.

Photo Cache said...

So beautiful. I'm very impressed with this. What is this building used for?

Joy said...

That's really pretty. It's just different from many of the structures I've seen in Portugal.

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T. Becque said...

I'm beginning to worry about the state of your city with all the decay you're showing us :) Despite the decay, it's beautiful.

Gunn said...

So how far is it to Lisboa from Oeiras??
It is a very beautiful building!!

Jarart said...

Please...someone...save this wonderful building!!

gogouci said...

Beautiful architecture. I sure do hope they find a way to save such a valuable building.

Small City Scenes said...

Aw poor baby is peeling.It is knida sad but a gorgeous building. I hope it gets a facelift. MB

Dina said...

Wow. Wish we had something like that!

J Bar said...

Terrific building.

Marie-Noyale said...

I wish I could see one of the curtain move...
I miss Scheherazade.