Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Woman Reading Surrounded By Defaced Walls


Mouraria district, Lisbon

31 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Café Tofa poderia ser um lugar convidativo para um cafezinho, mas é uma pena ver o estado das paredes ao redor.O chão de pedras é muito bonito e adorei o angulo dessa foto!
Abraços
Léia

Tanya said...

cool perspective! i love that tile work!

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup la vue d'en haut. Surprenante cette terrasse de café au milieu de l'escalier

brattcat said...

perfect title enhances the perspective you give us here.

Kate said...

I find that kind of graffiti totally offense and would have a hard time enjoying my food there. It could be so lovely without it and with a pot of flowers here and there.

JM said...

@Kate: I'm with you! Otherwise, I would never be concentrated on reading with all the mess around me.

Sharon said...

So sad to see such a quiet corner made so loud with all that paint.

Lowell said...

Love your composition! But I must ask are there any walls safe in Lisbon from these moronic taggers? That's just plain depressing!

Randy said...

Excellent composition.

TexWisGirl said...

great angle.

Kathy said...

I think I'd have to find a quieter place. All that stuff is just too noisy for my eyes and brain!

Sylvia K said...

Why do people deface places like this??? Never ceases to amaze and disgust me!! I, too, love the tile work! A sad, but terrific capture as always, JM! Have a great evening!

Sylvia

Art said...

An interesting picture, I liked it!

Kay said...

I love the composition and the perspective. The grafitti is so sad in such a pretty little corner.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Grande perspectiva!
Mesmo se esses graffitis nas paredes estragam o lugar, ficou uma rica foto!

***
Bises et belle soirée****

bailey-road.com said...

I like the angle of this shot. It's just so sad to see the graffiti in such a lovely little place.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The composition of your photo and the perspective are great but this graffiti disturbs me. I can live with street art of a certain type (see Perth Daily Photo today) but this is bad.

Bises,
Genie

RedPat said...

I'm not fond of that kind of tagging either. If you keep painting over it they eventually quit hitting your space (as I have learned over the years)!

Babzy said...

it could be so nice without all these graffitis !

ladyfi said...

What a great perspective in this shot. Shame about the graffiti.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love this image JM, but like the others not so much the graffiti, I think your reader here must be so used to seeing it that she probably doesn't even notice it anymore!

Virginia said...

Have I told you lately how much I hate graffiti??? It's ruining every city. Lovely perspective though JM.
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Linda said...

Great shot and perspective. I love the angle!

VP said...

Great composition, with the cobblestones as background!

Halcyon said...

Too bad about all the graffiti. :(

NixBlog said...

I LOVE this shot!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Except for all the unattractive tagging, I'm impressed with how clean the streets and stairs look. She looks absorbed in her book. I notice that she put her back to the greater amount of tagging. Good capture. It had me studying it for a long while.

orvokki said...

Graffitis are bad and I also hate them. But your image is so lovely that I forget all graffitis and only watch the nice cafe.

Dina said...

She is lucky to be able to ignore it.

Nice photo, though.

Jack said...

Hi, JM. I am checking up on photos I missed while I was away. This photograph is extraordinary.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I find the patterns and perspective make this a really great shot. The defaced walls add to the sense of being engrossed in the book.