Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Decay (LVIII)




Quinta das Laranjeiras, Lisbon

38 comments:

Cathy Hudspeth said...

What an amazingly luxurious place at one time. A perfect title for this treatise.

Olivier said...

peut être a l'abandon, mais c'est magnifique. Ta série "Decay" est superbe, ça mériterait largement une exposition

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This could be a very elegant place, once again.

I am glad that you liked our photos of Angkor Wat and that you plan to go there. If you do, we can recommend a good local guide who took us around during our visit.

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous place.

Halcyon said...

It seems amazing that such beautiful places are left to decay. But I find there is a certain beauty in decay as well.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Fotos ricas!
É um crime deixarem um lugar desses ao abandono!

Um beijo da França****

Birdman said...

What is it?

Sharon said...

Such beautiful tile work deserves to be lovingly cared for.

JM said...

@Birdman: It's a kind of pavilion at an old property owned(*) by the Count of Burnay, where the Lisbon Zoo moved to in 1905.

(*)Not sure if he still owns it now.

JM said...

P.S. Actually the Count is more than dead now! LOL! I mean, if his family still owns it. :-)

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias de belo lugar....
Um abraço

TexWisGirl said...

but still quite beautiful!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That is pretty incredible. I can't imagine it's original splendor.

Cezar and Léia said...

Um lugar tão lindo e especial, deveriam ter restaurado!É mesmo uma pena que esteja assim largado!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

The tile work in Portugal never fails to amaze me and take my breath away! Sad to see it in decay and yet, as Halcyon wrote, there is indeed a certain beauty in it! Marvelous captures as always, JM! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

GW Bill Miller said...

I always enjoy your blog although seldom comment. Your many readers always seem to have voiced my reaction before I get here. Consider this my Amen.

Lowell said...

My imagination runs wild ... there was a time when this place was grandiose and elegant and reeking of luxurious living. Do you think it will ever be restored to its previous glory?

cieldequimper said...

It has a romantic feel to it despite the decay...

VP said...

There is decay an decay: this is a quite fascinating one!

JM said...

@Lowell: I wish I could think so. Actually, Portugal is still 'operating' thanks to a bailout. If this (and other places) was previously left to such state of abandon, it will not be now that it's going to be taken care of! Not in the many next years for sure.

Vetrimagal said...

Fantastic blog, and I am glad, I stumbled up on it. Lisbon has been on the mind from a long time. Your images, gives so much information.

Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed it.

Kay said...

What a lovely place this must have been! You've caught both its beauty and the sadness of its decline.

NixBlog said...

Lovely photos, Jose, of this magnificent place. Somehow, I think the decay is less obvious if its seen on a sunny and hot day of Summer.

joo said...

What a great place it could be!

Andrew said...

An amazing place...

Jack said...

Fine photographs, JM. The decay here is not as bad as some others you have shown us.

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place.

ladyfi said...

It's so beautiful - even now!

Gine said...

Encore un endroit magique ...

Kate said...

You have many photos of decay on your blog, but this one is really special. It clearly shows the past glory of this place and the sadness of its neglect and ruin.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Rather different to the decay I shared, glad you enjoyed it as I have done this post. The old tiles are very special.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a beautiful space JM, how nice if it was tidied up a bit, it could be used for many things!
btw it was thanks to you for sending me the info that I was able to do my post today!!

Rob and Mandy said...

What an amazing place, when you know how to look at it. A photographer's eye helps.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This one feels a little sad but perhaps it is just the season, with the vines in leaf it could be quite delightful.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful decay!

orvokki said...

Wonderfull place. !!
Hugs.

Francisca said...

It pains me to see such elegance left to decay. If this place is publicly owned, I don't imagine, with the current state of the Portuguese economy, it will be renovated anytime soon. Pity.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Great shots!