Monday, December 5, 2011

Decay (XLVIII)


Ruined house at Paço de Arcos

26 comments:

brattcat said...

so many layers.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

We saw street art in Valparaiso, Chile, with painted, stenciled ants crawling up the side of the building and into a window, similar to these soldiers.

Arija said...

Age has it's own charm.

Woody said...

The soldiers are pretty interesting and add a nice pop of color.

Halcyon said...

This is not one of my favorite decay shots. It's just too bad this building was not cared for.

Sharon said...

There is quite a lot of decay going on here with the added help of a spray paint artist. However, that little purple army looks like it might be preparing to attack.

ladyfi said...

So many details! Wonder what all those purple soldiers are doing there?

Jarart said...

That is some interesting graffiti on the wall. Nice find.

Milton Ostetto said...

Onde vão os soldados com tanta determinação?
muito interessante
abraço
Milton

Art said...

Cool picture you have taken!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It looks like a work in progress JM, with more added as people pass and get the urge to join in!

Sylvia K said...

What a fascinating old building! I hate to see graffiti but have to admit that this is really interesting! Superb capture as always, JM! Hope you're feeling better! Have a lovely evening and a great week!

Sylvia

photonio said...

bien !!!

Kate said...

The so-called graffiti artist did nothing positivewto add to the building. Urban decay is not a pretty sight, even when it makes for an interesting photo.

Andrew said...

There is so much going on... well spotted. It's a lovely image.

cieldequimper said...

If that black thingy wasn't there it would look a bit better...

RedPat said...

Cool find!

Randy said...

I love the old wooden window.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So much to think about. The little marching men ... are they carrying guns? At first I thought they were kind of neat, not as bad as a lot of graffiti, but if they are carrying guns, then that's scary! I don't like graffiti, hate to see that (we have a lot of empty buildings not too far from where we live here in Florida, and we see it on them, but usually those are newer abandoned buildings/houses. Not historical buildings like yours probably is.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a fascinating shot, interesting graffiti, great light, beautiful decay and that stone in the window. It could be a piece of installation art. Very well spotted.

Francisca said...

Hmmm... guns and a big rock... not my thing. Good one for your decay series, not for the Monday Murals :-D

T. Becque said...

Now what is not to love about this photograph?! This is just perfect :)

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Ficou linda...com os soldados que querem entrar pela janela fechada;o)

Lowell said...

Ugh...hate to see beauty bested by neglect and the elements and the dimwits who think it is cool to "tag" other person's property!

A very dramatic photo!

VP said...

This is bad as decay, but even picturesque in its own way. The stencils and the stone on the edge are worth a caption!

Irina said...

And the violet homuncules are attacking..