Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Decay (L)


I've already posted a photo of the Arcos Palace front façade here. This is the west side where the entrance to the chapel is located.
I read the building will finally be restored and tranformed into a luxury hotel, but I will believe it when I see it.

26 comments:

Olivier said...

toujours de belles maisons a l'abandons, cela merite vraiment un ravalement pour leur redonner vie

Sharon said...

I hope they do restore the building. It would be a shame to let it deteriorate more.

T. Becque said...

Oooh what a hotel it would be, it's so lovely! Interesting how those benches are placed (they are benches right?).

magiceye said...

A WOW composition and shot!

Woody said...

It will make for a spectacular hotel, I hope they stick to their word!!

I like the benches, they add a neat visual twist.

Dorian Susan said...

I'm sure it will be beautiful, but I like that you caught this decayed version.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It looks like a great old building JM, love the yellow against the blue sky, my favorite colour combination. Would love to see how it looks when it's restored.

cieldequimper said...

As long as they keep the gorgeous features, I don't see why not!

Ummm... I'd bet that these benches are going to appear somewhere else soon! :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hmm == if they restore it, I hope they leave the good parts and just keep it from deteriorating without changing its character.

Sylvia K said...

I do hope they don't let it continue to deteriorate, but with the way things are going with the economy worldwide these days, I'm with you, I would believe it when I saw it, too! I love the color and the tiles and balconies! It would be such a loss! Great post for the day as always, JM! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Meu caro, bela fotografia...ver para crer...Espectacular....
Votos de continuação de Boas Festas....
Cumprimentos

Photo Cache said...

I sure hope they find the financing to restore this gorgeous structure.

crocrodyl said...

They are beautiful but for sure they will be more wonderful after renovation. Excellent photo!

VP said...

It would be great to see this beautiful palace restored! Thanks for the benches...

RedPat said...

It's a beautiful building and so was yesterday's arch!

Andrew said...

A beautiful building.. fingers crossed for it's restoration.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shot!
I hope they restore the building.

jennyfreckles said...

I never tire of your photos. This could be such a lovely building - the iron balconies are so pretty.

JOan said...

It's the mottled yellow that I find so attractive here. Old buildings take forever to restore into hotels ... yes I think you will be waiting a while ... the economic climate won't help projects like this along either,

joo said...

They could be beautiful!

Lowell said...

It seems to have the framework and the essence of luxury...but what a lot of work. You sound a bit pessimistic about the possibility! :-)

Randy said...

Oh to live in something so beautiful!

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi JM, always love to admire your photo shot. Beautiful and the building will be perfect to transform into a hotel. Have a nice day.

ladyfi said...

Look at the lovely window and balconies though... it's gorgeous!

brattcat said...

another beautiful composition from you, jm.

Francisca said...

I wouldn't hold my breath either, but I must say the building would make a lovely boutique hotel. I only wish it didn't have to be "luxury" - which usually translates into "expensive" - so less well-heeled travelers (comme moi) could afford it.