Monday, October 29, 2012

Decay (LXXI)

 


Quinta das Laranjeiras, Lisbon

26 comments:

Sharon said...

This one looks like a good clean-up might restore it to it's former beauty.

Babzy said...

such a lovely decay place :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The details and colors in the tiles are wonderful.

Olivier said...

encore un tres bel endroit laisser a l'abandon, c'est dommage

cieldequimper said...

Sad and yet sort of romantic. I can imagine Goethe walking there...

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

So gorgeous, even in decay

TexWisGirl said...

wow. still mesmerizing.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What a gorgeous place I hope that someone gets a round to restoring it. Keep well Diane

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Sharon! Still so much beauty there and a good clean-up could restore so much more! Terrific captures as always, JM! Have a great week!

RedPat said...

All those wonderful tiles! I hope that they are saved somehow.

Kay said...

This must have been lovely when it was being fully maintained.

VP said...

One the most beautiful decay I have ever seen! I'll get the bench!

Jack said...

Ooooh, this is sad. I hope it gets some attention before the deterioration becomes more serious.

Randy said...

It could be so beautiful if restored.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Lovely pictures! What did this building serve as before?
P.S. thanks for the clarification on pronouncing Oeiras!

ladyfi said...

How lovely - this must have been a beautiful place in its day.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I think you have either shown this place before or been someplace similar ... I loved it then and again now.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Que encanto!
Como é possivel deixarem lugares tão lindos se degradarem! Que tristeza!
Ainda bem que imortalizastes de tão bela maneira!
Obrigada pela partilha, JM.

***
Um beijo e feliz tarde****

Lowell said...

I'm thinking not only what this might look like if it was renovated but how it stood tall and proud in its original, magnificent glory! Some buildings probably need to be let go and torn down, but not this one!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I should imagine this place would have been so beautiful in its time JM.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias do nosso Património....
Cumprimentos

Photo Cache said...

I'm fascinated by the tilework. I hope those get salvaged and given new homes/uses.

Halcyon said...

So gorgeous. Too bad it has gone to decay...

NatureFootstep said...

it is aging beautifully, but I hope it will not be destroyed. :)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wow, what a gorgeous setting. Hard to believe it's abandoned to the elements. Oh, to have a house like this. Even in decrepit shape, I bet this costs a fortune. Shall dream on.

tapirgal said...

I love this post! Lovely setting, definitely. I always enjoy your Decay series.