Such gorgeous tilework needs some loving attention.
I guess tiles don't last forever! Sorry to see the decay at that magnificent palace!
It could indeed use some tender, loving care! Such a beautiful place and it seems so sad that it's not being cared for! But I guess that's true of a lot of things these days! Superb capture as always!Sylvia
This is the worst kind of decay...
This is even more sad, how can they let this happen?
I like decay in certain situations but this is heart-breaking.
How sad that it's not being maintained.
I hope it will not decay anymore than it already is. Such lovely work!
Os azulejos portugueses são conhecidos no mundo inteiro, pena que neste sítio estão mal conservados.
This is disappointing, JM. Hard financial times like these make it very difficult to justify the spending needed to restore works like this at a time when many people are jobless.
It is sad, but still pretty I think.
Even in this state of decay they are still gorgeous!
What a shame that something this beautiful and historic is allowed to waste away!
The blue and white tiles are so delicate. If places like this are demolished is it possible to rescue and reuse the tiles?
Love that blue design.
@Joan Elizabeth: It's not the case of this palace but the truth is some buildings remain 'abandoned' for such a long time that entire panels are robbed before restoration even starts. It's a shame! The (gorgeous) Tile Museum is full of rescued pieces but you can find lots of tiles from different centuries in antique shops for sale (I have some but they are just Art Nouveau, not really old). The antique illegal trading is a major problem here.
I love your decay series, and what great material you have here!
I wouldn't change a tile.
All of this is so sad. Usually I can find some beauty in your "decay" posts, but this one is different. The grandeur of these tiles in their original condition would be magnificent. To see them like this and to read about the theft of antiquities... quel dommage.Bises,Genie
That is just stunning!
I thought we were due for another decay photo from you :) This was is a beauty too.
Well, not so bad, given its age and outdoor location. I sometimes wonder why in these old images the man is dressed as a gentleman and the woman, at best, has a sheet.
Even in it's desolate state, it still has an air of elegance to it! It looks a bit Delft style.
os azulejos são belissimos, pena que nao estão sendo bem cuidados!Léia
Maybe stealing the tiles is one way of rescuing them before they are destroyed by time? Very interesting, your comment.
Tenho de lá passar um dia destes
If not restored the loss of glaze will just hurry the further deterioration of the tiles. So sad.
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