Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Decay (XII)


Quinta da Alagoa, Carcavelos
There was once a big farm here originally run by the Jesuits in the 17th century.
Restoration works on this building (late 18th century) have started and stopped soon after a couple of years ago...

22 comments:

Olivier said...

cela ressemble plus a une vieille usine qu'a un ancien couvent

Dina said...

Old buildings that have lost their roof seem particularly sad.

brattcat said...

The building is a beautiful ruin and look how the garden still pays tribute to it.

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

So sad, it is a beautiful building. Diane

Small City Scenes said...

How awful--and look at the modern building right next to it. It is lovely in it's own way. MB

Halcyon said...

You can't save everything I guess. It looks sort of cool in this state of disrepair anyway.

Sharon said...

Such a contrast between this building and the one next door.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like such wide angle views of old buildings.

Sylvia K said...

Sad indeed to lose the history and a lovely old building as well! Terrific capture as always, JM! Enjoy your evening!

Sylvia

Jarart said...

Sad to lose a building like this one. You made a wonderful picture.

Photo Cache said...

I hope that they will find the financial backing to fund the restoration. Such a waste to leave it in decay.

joo said...

I always feel sorry to see such a nice building neglected.

Leif Hagen said...

I guess it was a very cool building in her prime! Too bad it's fallen into such extreme disrepair!

Birdman said...

Sometimes there is much life in death.

Jacob said...

Perhaps restoration will be resumed at a later date....so sad to see such a handsome building fall to pieces through neglect.

You once again have been able to take a broken down subject and make it into a brilliant photo!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

JM, your photo is captivating but how sad that this building is in ruins. I trust you will let us know if that should change.
Genie

Randy said...

There is such beauty in decay. Marvelous photo.

T. Becque said...

You have some really photogenic decay in your area and you have a good eye for it!

Gunn said...

I guess MONEY is the problem, but it could have been turned in to a culture center with cinema, theatre, library or art. Looks promising.

Babzy said...

decays mades lovely shots but i would like to see the farm renovated , beautiful structure .

Ann said...

May be they ran out of money, a charity drive to raise money to save this old building.

becky said...

I just love all the textural elements found in old structures. Beautiful building.