Friday, December 3, 2010

Decay (XVI)


Small patio of a very old house at downtown Oeiras
A huge sign hiding the beautiful tiled façade says it's about to be restored. The sign is there for almost two years.

27 comments:

Olivier said...

cour intime, avec une histoire et surement des secrets, j'aimerais bien visiter la maison pour des photos des souvenirs

Sharon said...

Restoration must have been delayed. I must say that the little patio has a lot of character.

LinWots said...

Beautiful picture of an old house!

Cezar and Léia said...

Parece "centenário"!
As pedras no chào são bonitas!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

Ah, restoration is slow to come! Hope they do get around to it. Lovely looking place even now! And a terrific shot as always!

Sylvia

Halcyon said...

I love the scene!

Lois said...

Sad to see! It looks like it was once a beautiful place.

Margaret said...

It has a lot of promise.
Margaret

Gine said...

Une vraie cour, à l'ancienne ... Bel endroit !

Photo Cache said...

budget is hard to come by nowadays, i'm afraid the sign would still be there for years to come.

you captured it beautifully here.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
If they don't get going on the restoration, the sign will need restoration as well!

VP said...

I have seen many of those signs around here. I hope some day they will be saying the truth!

joo said...

I like your Decay series - alway try to imagine how it could look like after renovation:)

jennyfreckles said...

Still thinking about how to tackle it...but it would make a lovely home.

cieldequimper said...

Well I hope it really does get restored. It's beautiful.

Okay, so 'doucement' was a bit of a joke. It is freezing! :-) Bon weekend JM!

Jacob said...

"About to be..." can mean different things to different people...perhaps they left off the rest of the sentence, "About to be in 2020"?

Amazing how rapidly things deteriorate. Well, they do in Florida. And usually anyplace that is near an ocean.

I'll bet this was a delightful place at one time.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is the best of our decay series yet. I absolutely love it. One wonders if the restoration will be an improvement on this aged beauty.

Babzy said...

it could be a lovely place when restaured !

Joanne said...

Tão portuguese... adoro! Com pena!

Jill said...

I would like to be right there, right now. Quiet, peaceful.

Randy said...

What a charming old patio. I love it!

T. Becque said...

Fabulous photo, love your framing! It's quite a charming place.
Oh, and I'm amazed that I taught you something about plants (the nursing tree)! :)

Small City Scenes said...

Well it seems to have lots of potential. I am surprised that squatters haven't taken over. Let's hope the 'restoration' speeds up and not the decay. MB

Dina said...

Yeah yeah, any minute now . . .

Leovi said...

I love this poetic patio with a perfect light and a suggestive frame.

Gunn said...

When I look at this beautiful shot it looks like it could have been from a film.

Francisca said...

It's always a question of money, isn't it...?