Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Decay (XIII)


Private former horse stable and coach house at Estoril

26 comments:

Olivier said...

une belle construction, a ce que je vois il y a beaucoup de restauration a faire, et cela en vaut le coup

Dina said...

The bird seems almost real way up there.

The horses seem to have gotten the royal treatment.

brattcat said...

Good find, well framed, JM!

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

It is beautiful, surely a place like this is worth restoring. Diane

B SQUARED said...

Such detail!

Sharon said...

Such an elaborate entrance for a horse stable! Something tells me that royalty might have been involved here at one time.

Cezar and Léia said...

Isso é mesmo de dar pena, uma construçao tão antiga e com tantos detalhes arquitetonicos.
Excelente fotografia!
**** é verdade...terá segundo turno nas eleiçoes no Brasil.
:)
Abraços
Léia

Halcyon said...

I love those details. Really nice!

Jarart said...

Lucky horses...

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Still beautiful and I love it.
Wong

Lois said...

Those laughing faces look a little sinister!

Louis la Vache said...

It would be nice to see this restored to its former glory.

T. Becque said...

The horses were housed in grand style! I like your angle on this first, it emphasizes those faces.
By the way, totally agree about hangovers, can't do it myself anymore!

Irina said...

Details! Glad to see them.

VP said...

Decay is always worse when the original building was so interesting and characteristic.

joo said...

Even in the state of decay it's still beautiful!

Jacob said...

You have a certain knack for making the tragedy of decay look beautiful in its own right! Super photographs -- crystal clear and brilliant color!

James said...

I'm a big fan of old buildings like this. The decayed white against the blue sky looks great. I like those interesting details too, especially the faces.

Per Stromsjo said...

Somehow, I wouldn't want to be standing right underneath this.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful building and it is sad to see the decay and yet it has a strange beauty of its own! Terrific captures as always, JM!

Sylvia

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

great sculpture. the stronger and the flexible

Randy said...

Wonderful detail. Beautiful but those are scary faces.

Small City Scenes said...

My goodness--you certainly caught a beautiful structure in the throes of decay. Amazing shot.
What will happen to these buildings? Nobody cares?
MB

gogouci said...

Sure does look like the beautiful weather has started to take its toll.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wow the horses had fancy housing.

Francisca said...

This old stable and coach house is definitely worthy of restoration.