Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Decay (XVIII)


Downtown Oeiras

21 comments:

Olivier said...

encore une belle boutique a renover

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture as always and it does look as though this old building has seen better days! Love the tiles and wish I could have seen it in it's younger days -- of course, guess people could say that about me as well!! Have a lovely evening, JM!

Sylvia

Sharon said...

This one needs some work soon. I love those tiles.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

JM, I knew when I saw the title that you would provide a provocative photo... this would have been such a beautiful place at one time with the door, balcony and tiles... your photo is lovely in a sad sort of way. Merci

Cezar and Léia said...

Os azulejos são bonitos em especial aquela santinha azul do lado direito!
Léia

Cezar and Léia said...

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abraços
Léia

joo said...

The tiles are so beautiful! It must have been charming place once upon a time:)

Lois said...

It's great how the tiles always still look wonderful in these old buildings!

Marie said...

Je suis du même avis qu'Olivier. A few tiles are missing,what a shame :-)

Irina said...

I am afraid of houses with dead windows. It is not decay, it died already, at least it feels like that.

Jacob said...

That looks more like a little rot from the inside and perhaps a fire or two. Does the city require the owner of such a place to fix it up?

Julie said...

You are into this decay in a big way, Jose, judging from the title of this one. Sure is a mighty fine sight for the eyes: the wiring, the 'whiskers'.

From the name of the store, I guess the ground floor to have been updated. The tiles are gorgeous. Hope someone manages to snafu them before this little beauty falls into a heap.

VP said...

This is bad, a pity for the tiles and even the azulejos are are in danger...

Leovi said...

How beautiful and how much poetry has this photo.

Cildemer said...

Que pena deixarem tão linda casa a cair aos pedaços!
Jà aqui está muito bem imortalizada!

***
Boa semana e feliz Natal****

Randy said...

What beautiful tiles. I wonder if they will be recycled.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my, this is just awful. What has happened. Is there really a boutique open below? MB

Joan Elizabeth said...

Not so keen on this one ... it looks quite derelict.

T. Becque said...

What a wonderful array of materials, colors and patterns.

Jarart said...

All the wires hanging look dangerous! I wonder what happened to the missing tiles.

charisma said...

i wonder who once lived there?