Sunday, September 12, 2010

Decay (X)


Alfama, Lisbon

26 comments:

Olivier said...

j'espere que bientot il y aura une restauration de cet immeuble

Joanne said...

Isto é o bacalhau!!?

Birdman said...

Very nice angle.

Leif Hagen said...

Bummer to see such decay! I imagine they were really nice at one time! I hope someone will fix it up!

Small City Scenes said...

That certaintly is decay. So sad.
Another blogger in Lisbon (she no longer posts)wrote several interesting articles about Alfama. Very interesting. MB

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Based on my short time in Lisbon, my feeling is that the Alfama neighborhood is charming and gives Lisbon part of its character and identity. Let's hope these old buildings can be stabilized and restored to stop the decay.

Tracy said...

Oh, I love this photo! very nice.

Sharon said...

I don't mind the bricks peeking through, but those broken windows are a bit troubling. Perhaps some restoration is in the future?

Kaori said...

Looks like an oil painting! Beautiful capture :D

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I Find this very sad, there are many places like this here in France, but I also see masses of restoration going on. Diane

Gine said...

Les surprises de l'architecture !

James said...

Great shot! The more that I see of Lisbon the more I want to go there.

Jarart said...

Wonderful decay!

JM said...

@Joanne: Não, o "Bacalhau de Molho" é depois do arco, à direita.

joo said...

What a building! What a shame!

Nefertiti said...

dommage que ca soit a l abandon c est tres beau

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

It is a great pity when old buildings are left to fall apart. It saddens me when I see this happening.

António Varela said...

Que belo recanto! É pena o estado de degradação a que deixam chegar estas "coisas"!

VP said...

You know I am fascinated by this kind of pictures and it is very sad that we can take so many of them...

tapirgal said...

Your decay shots are wonderful. This one has such beautiful details and color. I agree with VP, although I'd hate to have none to look at.

T. Becque said...

Such intriguing decay though. Nice framing and perspective.

Stickup Artist said...

Urban decay and deserted buildings are distressing but make such great photographic subjects. Great perspective on this one. I'm second the many other commenters' sentiments wishing this site will be restored. The architecture is so unique and filled with the character and patina of history. Beautifully composed JM!

Babzy said...

sometimes decay is beautiful ;)

Cezar and Léia said...

I like this angle in this picture! It's a pity to see a beautiful building and windows in this way!
Léia

Peter said...

Yes, there is still some decay around... but - at least for a tourist - that's part of the charm of Alfama!

Joan Elizabeth said...

What isn't there to love about this photo ... the colours, the perspective ... beautiful.