Monday, September 20, 2010

Decay (XI)


Downtown Oeiras

27 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Not as appealing to me as some of your other decay shots ... but that's the reality of decay, it is not always lovely.

brattcat said...

I kind of like the graffiti on this house.

Cezar and Léia said...

A porta e o desenho das janelas é bem bonito, uma pena estar abandonado.
Uma otima semana
abraços
Léia

B SQUARED said...

Still looks repairable. Our's look much worse.

Olivier said...

bien restaurée, elle sera belle. que dire des taggeurs ;(

Small City Scenes said...

Such potential. MB

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

So sad to see a charming place fall into disrepair. The chains on the door just finalize its ruin. Nice photo.

Leif Hagen said...

I love the colors and old world charm! I hope someone will fix it up! It was a gem!

Kristen said...

Wow! I lOVE it! Those old doors are beautiful.

Sharon said...

Some decay is charming, but the graffiti here seems to ruin the charm.

Halcyon said...

How sad that this home has been vandalized. I love the look of the doorway and the colorgul home!

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Leif, I, too, love the colors and old world charm! Would be terrific if someone would fix it up. Have a great day, JM!

Sylvia

James said...

I think there is a beauty to be found in decay but I dont like graffiti. I like the look of the door and windows.

Jarart said...

It was once a pretty place, still is in a way.

T. Becque said...

This is a great photo, it really appeals to me. The vibrant colors and the muted light work well.

VP said...

Always sad but always interesting, I am looking at a lot of this even here, in Rome itself...

jennyfreckles said...

Bricked up windows, chain on the door - I wonder why they don't either repair it (surely it is possible, such a pretty place) or demolish it.

Irina said...

So sad.

Gunn said...

Very nice! Love the colors and details too.

joo said...

This door is beautiful even in that state!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I like the patina of the old colours. Fron the angle, it's hard to say if it's upstairs or down.

Stickup Artist said...

Even your urban decay looks charming! It does not evoke a feeling of despair. Maybe it's the way you took the photo or maybe it's something else. I don't know...

I love the angle and symmetry. And of course, the light.

Randy said...

Nothing a little paint wouldn't fix. Looks beautiful.

Dina said...

Yesterday evening in Jerusalem, I realized you have got me looking for and at decaying houses.

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...

Love the light you caught here. Makes
everything appearing so vivid and contrasted,
beautiful.

Francisca said...

Are those bricks I see inside the windows? Graffiti aside, I do think there's some charm here worth salvaging.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Looks like an abandoned structure, nice find and photographed !