Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Decay (LX)


Mouraria, Lisbon

24 comments:

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The building looks fine, bu the doors look very tired.

Cezar and Léia said...

Lindos detalhes, é uma pena que a casa está abandonada assim!
Léia

Arija said...

Great royal coat of arms but the graffiti???

Dina said...

Such a door deserves much better.

Olivier said...

c'est une tres belle porte, le blason au dessus est magnifique

Sharon said...

It appears to creeping up on those beautiful carvings.

TexWisGirl said...

how terrible.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Que magnífica porta!
Que pena deixarem coisas destas se degradarem!

***
Um abraço da França e feliz tarde****

Sylvia K said...

The decay is sad enough, but the graffiti is the worst! I do hate to see it -- and it is everywhere these days! Would be nice if the building could be "rescued"! It's too beautiful to allow the decay to continue. You do capture the beauty and the decay so well, JM! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Kay said...

I agree with Slyvia. Interesting shot with the worker in the foreground.

RedPat said...

Another great one! The hooded figure could have been adding to the graffiti!

Andrew said...

I had a walk through my small town today looking for subjects like this.
I discovered loads...

cieldequimper said...

I'm beginning to wish I had oozes of money to restore all you've shown to its former splendour...

NixBlog said...

Greta capture, Jose. It reminds me of a description of Palermo I read once: "An exquisite corpse..."

PS: Taggers should be made to lick clean that graffiti...

Halcyon said...

So sad. The doorway looks like it was once quite grand!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm always surprised when someone tags a church. I hope the interior is better protected. What usually happens to "decommissioned" churches?

Randy said...

Wow, and it's such a great entry.

JM said...

@Oakland DP: This is not a church. Actually, I haven't seen this building before but judging from the crown and coat of arms, some noble family lived here once.

crocrodyl said...

So beautiful. It's a pity that it is so devastated.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

This makes me so sad. Once glorious, obviously.

orvokki said...

Niin kaunis ovi. Haluaisin nähdä sen luonnossa.
Lissabonissa on varmasti useita tällaisia ovia.
Halit
orvokki

VP said...

Nice to see someone at work around some still beautiful decay...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Well of course decay always inspires me. What wonderful old doors.

Nathalie said...

SUPERB building and door. Love the carved stone archway and the soft pink facade. Too bad about the graffiti.