Saturday, January 15, 2011

Decay (XXI)


Out of place small street at Carcavelos

28 comments:

Lois said...

What a contrast with the building behind it!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Lake a dirty car that seems to say "wash me," these buildings are screaming "paint me."

Kate said...

I think that these old worn-out building and those ready for the trash heap always make outstanding photos. this one is terrific.

Joel (UrbanExpo AKA Expo) said...

Great picture of Urban Decay. I love urban decay. It means there is history there.

Sally in WA said...

Interesting! I like the lighting on the building. Really makes the different layers of color sharp.

Sharon said...

Something is eating away at the plaster. It makes such a contrast to the buildings behind.

Sylvia K said...

I, too, love the lighting, but also the contrast in the two! Marvelous capture as always, JM! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Irina said...

Great textures.

Crazy Tourists said...

Lovely photo!!

VP said...

I hate these things, but I love them: these poor buildings seem so vulnerable... Those cobbled drains on the side of the street are so rare now!

jennyfreckles said...

Great contrast with the shiny white building behind but there is something beautiful about the old walls and cobbles, textures and colours.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Intriguing photo of urban decay and thanks to VP for pointing out the drains. I wonder what it looks like on the inside of that window...

G

Joan Elizabeth said...

I'm always pleased when I see you are showing a decay shot. You are right this one does look out of place but aren't the colours wonderful.

Leif Hagen said...

I love the textures, cobblestones and contrast with the building behind...

Jacob said...

Like everyone else, I'm really struck with the contrast between old and new. Are people living in this - well, it looks like a hovel?

Your "decay" pictures are powerful!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great image. excellent colors, textures, and street

Randy said...

Out of place but I love it. All the color and texture. Great shot!

T. Becque said...

Wow, wow! Incredible composition and contrast between old and new. What a neat place! I would love to take a walk there.

The guy in my photo was in a booth that sold tickets for stage coach rides :)

magicpolaroid said...

great textures and that contrast!

Deepak Acharya said...

well-spotted ...

Julie said...

Almost like living underground, or in a cave - dark and dank. More inspiring on the outside than on the inside, I suspect.

Wonderful find, Jose.

Dina said...

Oh what a surprise. I love it.
And the house is lived in, yes?

Leovi said...

I love those walls, pure abstract art

Ann said...

some places in Malaysia are like this.

http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2009/09/friday-shootout-aged-and-weathered.html

Small City Scenes said...

As with everyone else I am amazed at the contrasting buildings. Moisture must cause this type of damage of course old age too.
Quite interesting. MB

Kristen's Paintings said...

Ooo now that's beautiful.

SKIZO said...

Great
work
good
creations

Peter said...

Decay can have its charm!!