Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Decay (VII)


Pedrouços, Lisbon

24 comments:

Olivier said...

belle maison, si elle etait restaurée elle serait magnifique

B SQUARED said...

What a shame. It is a beautiful structure.

Cezar and Léia said...

Que pena, a arquitetura é lindissima!
Léia

brattcat said...

a beautiful composition. you turn decay into art.

Sharon said...

So sad to see on such a grand building.

Halcyon said...

A beautiful building. It's too bad there is no one to care for it anymore.

lizziviggi said...

That is sad, especially the graffiti. Still, old abandoned buildings make much more interesting subjects than carefully tended ones. Somehow I don't wonder about the history of a home if it's well cared for and occupied... but whenever I see a once-beautiful building it makes me want to know the history of the place. Thanks for sharing.

Jarart said...

Even decay has a certain appeal when seen through your lens.

Lois said...

Such a shame!

Kate said...

I'd love to see this restored; bet it would be magnificent!

Joy said...

Interesting photo! That must have been a once great building.

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Jacob said...

Oy ve! This is heartbreaking. What a gorgeous building it must have been at one time. Any chance it will be renovated?

Jacob said...

Hi JM: Re your comment on the Old Mill Playhouse...no, it was never a mill. It's only about 7-8 years old. Both "downtowns" (Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing) in The Villages are like a Disneyland for adults. They've created buildings to look "authentically" old, but it's all fake! Fun, though.

Per Stromsjo said...

A shame it is. Nothing lasts forever.

JM said...

The 'No trespassing' sign on the broken gate tells me this is private property and I have absolutely no idea to whom it belongs. Unfortunatelly there are many examples like this in this country, mainly for two reasons:
1- Family war
2- The heirs are broken
or both!
I went around the corner and managed to peep through the kitchen broken window and I have to tell you the tiles are gorgeous! Hard to believe they haven't been robbed yet (the illegal antiques trade is a major problem here!).

VP said...

This seventh part about decay is really sad... I can't understand how something like this could end up in this sorry state. It happens everywhere, though...

T. Becque said...

As everyone has said, this place could be gorgeous once again, and still is even in this state. I hope someone loves it before it crumbles into nothing. By the way, I like your series on decay!

T. Becque said...

Oh, sorry forgot to tell you. I doubt if that's the original sign on Hotel Congress. I know it's been repainted several times. Probably made to look vintage. Although, the hotel is in it's original state, it has not been restored in any way aside from minor fix ups.

gogouci said...

Such a shame. Hopefully the owners will someday want to restore it to its past beauty.

tapirgal said...

Except for the graffiti, it's quite beautiful in its decay (with the purple flowers, too). But sadly, if someone doesn't intervene, it will simply fall apart. Maybe they want to give it to me?

Small City Scenes said...

A beautiful place and so sad to see is so badly neglected. A home dies bit by bit when it is uninhabited. And then look at the gorgeous shrub nearby. Ah, the stories.......

Regarding your comment about the island. Yes that is an island. Just a lump of soil rising out of the river just for the animals I suppose. You can see the tide is out. This is the Snohomish River running E from the mountains and W into Puget Sound and out to sea.. So it is regulated by the tides

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Such a pity that this property is falling prey to neglect.

Anzu said...

I love series of your Decay.
I think this house is best grand building.
I would like to relocate to there
while our summer vacation. (LOL)

AB said...

Could do with a lick of paint