Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Decay (XXVII)


Saudade Street at Cascais

24 comments:

Lois said...

That blue color really stands out!

joo said...

The tiles with the street name are beautiful, the rest is silence:)

Small City Scenes said...

Odd eh? that stucco stuff doesn't last unless it is continually white washed and the salt air doesn't help. MB

Sharon said...

The wall is a little rough around the edges but, that window frame is very neat and tidy.

Sylvia K said...

So sad to see the decay in so many places these days! Terrific capture as always, JM!

Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

Rua da Saudade - bem esse nome!!!!!
Ficou bem interessante essa foto, parabéns!
Léia ;)

VP said...

I didn't know that saudade had its own street. Quite appropriate, I have to say...

Photo Cache said...

so many photo ops in cascais. i love what your lens had been capturing.

JM said...

@VP: Actually there are many old streets, patios or alleys called saudade all over the country.
For those who are not famliared with the word, well, there is no english translation, but I can say it means something between longing or yearning and nostalgia.

Steffe said...

That window need some dirt.

Cildemer said...

Parece que essa parede já está com saudade da cal;o)


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T. Becque said...

Nice composition with the window and signs. How come decay in your town looks lovely? :)

Gine said...

La saudade à l'aller et au retour ? J'adore cette photo !

Joan Elizabeth said...

Well isn't that an interesting combination ... the decay but the stark window,

Mo said...

Nice composition

Jarart said...

I love that pretty window, such a contrast to the peeling wall.

cieldequimper said...

Your decay always looks so artistic.

cieldequimper said...

P.S.: and Saudade is pretty evocative, at least musically!

Amin said...

Very interesting photo!

Leif Hagen said...

Sad to see the decay but I do love the artsy look of your "Decay" photos!

Jack said...

I like this one a lot. Shapes, colors, lines, textures, some crisp, some worn. Excellent.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

It's the mold that gets to me...so similar to what we find in the coastal areas of Florida. Nice colors, though!

Randy said...

I love the street sign and the design on the street or driveway.

Francisca said...

Before reading your definition of saudade, I was moved to look it up and found a fascinating etymology on wikipedia. The window in your photo looks rather new.