Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Decay (XXX)


Henrique Sommer House (19th century) at Cascais
The sign says this will be the Local History Center. When I saw it for the first time I thought restoration works were about to start. Several years are gone now...
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32 comments:

Dina said...

I hope they get to it before it is too late to save.

Sharon said...

The longer they wait, the harder (and more costly) it will be!

Irina said...

It is so sad.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This could be very elegant. Buildings like this are worth saving. Maybe a benefactor will see your post and decide to leave a lasting legacy.

Jarart said...

Things get put on hold, just as they do here. I think this building would be elegant indeed, with some loving care.

Sylvia K said...

Unfortunately, I think the good things, the positive things are getting put on hold everywhere these days! There are lots of things and places that could surely use some loving care! Hope your week is going well, JM!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

That's a crying shame.

VP said...

Ours could be sister cities for this!

Amin said...

Yes,it is sad! Interesting building!

Gunn said...

I hope they will find or get the money soon.
Looks like it could be very very nice!

EG Wow said...

I hope it really is transformed but I imagine cash is scarce during this recession.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Por acaso é uma pena estar ao abandono

Clytie said...

I love abandoned old buildings - I'd be so tempted to sneak inside and explore with my camera! I hope they do something with it before it is completely gone, though.

VioletSky said...

That is a shame. The building will only become more derelict and no one will take responsibility for that.

Jacob said...

First of all - yes, those are the same geese!

Secondly, number XXX! Lots of decay! Decay makes for very good photos. The sign is typical of the optimistic hopes of bureaucrats with their heads stuck in drawers in bureaus!

RedPat said...

It sure looks like it has "good bones". Hope it gets done!

Lesley said...

the sign does look promising... but then promises can be broken.

{Liz} said...

i love old architecture, nice shot

Leif Hagen said...

What a beauty she must have been when she was new and fresh!

Inger-M said...

It could still be a lovely building with some restoration work!

Postcardy said...

I guess they must have run out of money.

Jack said...

Wow, JM, this could be a star if it were restored. I sure hope that it is saved before it becomes too late.

Randy said...

That could be so beautiful. Love the balcony.

J Bar said...

It deserves to be restored. A fine piece of architecture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Hilda said...

At least it's not going to be torn down. But I do hope not too many years pass again before they begin restoring it.

Peter said...

Some abandoned buildings have their particular charm, but I agree, something shold be done here!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Decay is so grand in your country.

brattcat said...

This building has such beautiful lines. I,too, hope the work to restore it will commence soon.

Woody said...

Wow, I love old buildings, this is really sad.

Lynette Killam said...

Oh, my...I would dearly love to get inside that building to take photographs! It's just stunning...:)

Carolina Tavares said...

Uma pena que o patrimônio histórico se deteriore.

T. Becque said...

We have some spots where they were going to build houses here, cleared the land away :( then the deal never went through.