Monday, July 19, 2010

Contrast (IV)


Oeiras and environs used to be a farm area until the 20th century, so I believe there must have been a farm here once before the concrete invasion. Now the old house and chapel at Sassoeiros are literally surrounded by ugly buildings (it was quite common for wealthy families to have their own chapel).

17 comments:

th said...

Só quero deixar um beijinho e dizer-te que venho cá todos os dias e sempre fico encantada...

Joan Elizabeth said...

I guess that is pretty typical of many cities, lovely old buildings swamped by high rise ugliness.

B SQUARED said...

The "new" certainly is unattractive.

Sharon said...

It's the good to see that the historic has somehow survived in the shadow of what we call "progress".

Lois said...

It looks a little sad with part of the cross missing.

Jarart said...

Beauty and the Beast!

Sopir Biz said...

Miss a farm area in my country....

Sylvia K said...

I do hate to see the lovely old buildings vanishing to be replaced by the ugly new ones! Beauty and the Beast is right! Beautiful capture! Have a great week, JM!

Sylvia

Jacob said...

In Florida, we call this paving over paradise, and it goes on 24/7. Ugh!

The rich are different than most of us...which allows them to worship their god without rubbing elbows with the hoi polloi! ;-)

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed it is a bit sad to see this fine old structure surrounded by a sea of concrete.

Small City Scenes said...

It's funny that while we find the farm scene and buildings lovely we still put up ugly rectangle cement buildings but we never call them lovely. Utilitarian I suppose. Bah humbug!!
MB

Tricia said...

They had their own chapels? That's fancy & very convenient!

VP said...

Sometimes this kind of contrast could be quite pleasant, if done with a plan. I can't say here, but it is not that bad...

Photo Cache said...

If they have their private chapels do priests come to say mass?

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Realmente o contraste é enorme. Aqui no Brasil isso também acontece.
Obrigado por visitar meu blog.

No final do mês estarei em Portugal e, com certeza, farei muitas fotos.

Um abraço.

Roberto

T. Becque said...

Yes, it doesn't have the character of the old (I guess that could be said for a lot of things...like people!). That's funny, I have a very similiar post going up on Saturday, they're very similiar to each other.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

It's a pity the monstrosoties of today aren't built with a thought for tomorrow's history.
Cheers,
Melbourne Daily Photo