Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Decay (XXXVIII)


Downtown Oeiras

26 comments:

Olivier said...

une maison pas entretenue, pourtant qui semble habitée

brattcat said...

another great addition to your decay series, JM.

ladyfi said...

So very picturesque!

Woody said...

I see this as more 'well used' than decay. A beautiful shot none the less!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Decay with style JM.

Tanya said...

the sweet little lacy curtains really soften the look.

Sharon said...

crumbling but beautiful to look at.

Sylvia K said...

Hmmm kind of reminds me of the reflection I saw in the mirror this morning! Seriously, a terrific capture as always, JM, something about the plants and the lace curtain that soften the harshness of the decay! I love it! Have a lovely evening!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

Looks like a well loved place.

Jack said...

Yes, there is wear and damage here, JM, but the owners are trying to add simple beauty with the flower pots and the scene is beautiful.

T. Becque said...

Very nicely composed JM. Your decay series is so large that I can no longer work out the roman numeral!

Jarart said...

Decay in all of its glorious beauty!

RedPat said...

Wonderful - such lovely textures and mood!

Lois said...

The curtains are so pretty and the plants spruce it up a bit too!

Julie said...

'Decay' is an interesting concept, Jose. I guess there are many methods of decay other than the purely biological. I have a tendency to think of decay as a synonym for 'rot', which is only part of the story. What I see in your photograph today is more 'disintegration' rather than 'rotting'.

I wonder whether 'decay', like 'beauty', is in the eye of the beholder. I find the lace curtain delicately fragile, juxtaposed as it is with the fragility of that crumbling masonry.

What a gorgeous image.

Gine said...

L'amour du végétal, dans n'importe quelles conditions ! J'aime beaucoup cette photo parce qu'elle représente une obstination qui m'est familière !

joo said...

But still the place has a charm:)

Jacob said...

A very interesting contra-juxtaposition...(I'm not sure what that means, but kinda liked it!)...

On the one hand, you've got this building crumbling to dust and on the other you've got symbols of life and future possibilities (the plants)...

Very cool post!

VP said...

Not complete, but decay it is!

Andrew said...

A lovely image I really like the plants.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful framed ...

Randy said...

You are my favorite decay artist. You do it justice.

Cezar and Léia said...

O muro da casa está caindo aos pedaços mas a "cortina"é charmosa!
Léia :)

Joan Elizabeth said...

Isn't this great. life and decay together in the one image. And I love that bit where the bricks are peeping through beside the window, Lovely image.

Cildemer said...

O enquadramento está óptimo!
E as plantas estão a ser muito bem cuidadas!

Gunn said...

A nice image.
AND soon all the Pelagoia plants will be in bloom!:)