Friday, November 26, 2010

Decay (XV)


Alfama, Lisbon

23 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Ah que pena estar nesse estado de abandono, a janela e façada tem lindos detalhes!
Léia

Birdman said...

I love this image. Once a beautiful place, I bet.

Irina said...

These mesmerizing "decays" are worth to be collected in one book and printed. Hope to see more.

Leif Hagen said...

Breaks my heart! She was a grand dame in her day!

Jill said...

Beautiful. I love that golden yellow.

Gunn said...

Old, but still soooo much beauty!:)


- Have a nice weekend!

Sharon said...

It makes a beautiful photograph!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This is hauntingly beautiful, JM. I agree with Irina that a collection of these would make an exquisite book.

Bises,
Genie

Photo Cache said...

so beautiful. i feel sad to see old structures in disrepair.

brattcat said...

beautiful, jm.

Stickup Artist said...

What a fancy window! Hopefully someone will come along and restore this gorgeous piece of architectural history. It does make for a most marvelous image in its current state.

VP said...

This is really sad, I hope somebody will find a way to restore this beauty!

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is truly beautiful, the ornate work and age. Lovely.

joo said...

Such a beauty in decay! Shame!

Jacob said...

Decay or not, it makes for a lovely photo...look at all those cracks in the plaster. Must be quite old - but it is still standing and it has a certain grandeur that the ravages of time cannot erase.

Jack said...

That is marvelous. It is disturbing that it has been ignored and now is so degraded, but it does make for a powerful image.

Leovi said...

Beautiful window with ivy invasion. His unkempt gives more beauty to the picture, as it adds a poetic tone.

T. Becque said...

Gosh that's just gorgeous detail! The windows almost look painted on the building.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Ouch. It hurts to see that dilapidated shutter lopsided behind the window.

Randy said...

That is some beautiful decay that I could surely live with.

Small City Scenes said...

I have read about Alfama--Old Lisbon. Such beauty there and now as you say decay. You should make a whole book of photos as someone suggested. MB

Louis la Vache said...

Wow! «Louis» would love to be able to restore this splendid old building. It's too bad it is decaying.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Let's hope the owners will bring this faded beauty back to its original appearance. So sad to see old buildings jsut left to weather away.