Thursday, February 16, 2012

Decay (LIII)


Belém, Lisbon

25 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Hmmm lembrei agora do pastel doce delicioso que comi numa confeitaria tradicional do bairro. Os azulejos são maravilhosos, e aquela janelinha no teto eh linda. Muita pena que deixaram o predio nesse estado!
Léia

joo said...

What a shame!

Sharon said...

I wonder if it can be saved!

Olivier said...

encore une belle maison, en espérant qu'elle soit rénovée

Carolina Tavares said...

Por cá há muitos assim, o que é lamentável.

San said...

Oh my I just love this first picture. It's so stunning. The house is a fantastic object for photography.

crocrodyl said...

So beautiful but so devastated. It's a pity...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, such a sad sight now, but you can still see parts of the original beauty! The tile work is wonderful! I always enjoy this series, although the decay is sad, I love the glimpses of the past! Enjoy your evening, JM!

Sylvia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It is a shame JM, it looks like it would have been pretty special in it's time.

Clytie said...

There's something about this amazing place that makes me sad ... and yet in awe of the amazing picture it makes ... it sets my imagination afire!!!

Photo Cache said...

a real shame that it is in such a state of decay. just look at the tile work in the facade, how amazing would it be to rehabilitate this building. i can see the tile work shining and being the focus again, as i imagine it was during its heyday.

Gunn said...

I hope it will be saved!!

cieldequimper said...

What a pity, pity, pity. I'm fast becoming an interior decorator imagining what I'd do in that attic...

Took me 4 attempts to prove I am not a robot. Arggh, if I spend that much time on every blog with word verification...

Lowell said...

At first I thought it wasn't as bad as some places you've shown us, but when I looked more closely, it really is decaying badly...and what a shame. It looks like a very nice building.

Andrew said...

So sad to see such a beautiful structure ending up like this..

Jack said...

I dunno, JM. Not sure this one is going to make it.

Bob Crowe said...

It could be any worn building in a sunny climate but the tiles make it Portuguese.

Randy said...

This could be so cute.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Your decay numbering has me confused ... you jumped from the 30s into the 50s.

I'm also confused as to why only some of the windows are shuttered in this building - though it makes the photo more interesting.

Hilda said...

With its lovely tile and grill work, I hope this townhouse gets rescued.

JM said...

@Joan:

No, I haven't jumped, 'Decay' from 40 to 49 (XL - XLIX) has been posted.

cieldequimper said...

Thanks JM. The new system is a nightmare. I just looked at the help group and people are complaining so perhaps Blogger will come up with something easier... :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Still easy to see that it was once a beautiful building; shame it was let to disintegrate.

VP said...

Not bad as decay, but I hope it won't get worse...

NixBlog said...

Great shot, but a shame this building is not being preserved. With the economic woes that Portugal is struggling with at the moment, I can;t say I am surprised... But, people must be fed first!