Friday, November 9, 2012

Decay (LXXII)

 
Former post office building at Monte Estoril

21 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The post box or is it looks new in front of the spooky abandoned post office !

Kate said...

I can tell by the decay, that it is a former post office. The red trash can adds a dash of colour to the scene.

JM said...

@Kate: It's a mailbox, not a trash can. :-)

VP said...

The mailbox is so British!

Dina said...

The building is nice, despite the peeling paint. The mailbox on the other hand looks freshly painted.

brattcat said...

how much you say about "progress" in this single image.

Sharon said...

That building could be a showcase in the right hands.

Sylvia K said...

Love the red mail box!! And, of course, the rock work of the street, but it's always sad to see the deterioration of any building! Wonderful capture as always, JM! Have a great weekend!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Seems post offices around the world are going the way of the dinosaur. At least you have a shiny new box out front.

TexWisGirl said...

that's a bit sad.

Lowell said...

The red thing is a mailbox, right? Not like what you'd see here, but I rather like it. I'd probably think it was a trash can, though, and drop my trash in it! :)

This poor building needs some help. It's a nice contrast between what looks to be a new and clean mailbox.

Shaun Gibbs said...

A wonderful contrast of old and new, good composition JM

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

It looks so sad, I hope that someone renovates for something else. Great shot as always. Diane

Kay said...

Nice juxtaposition of decaying old building (where people used to serve people) with a tidy, impersonal box. I wonder: is it a cause or effect that mail service is on the decline?

cieldequimper said...

Does mail go only to the UK? ;-)

Halcyon said...

It does remind me of a British mailbox. I love the red!

Photo Cache said...

this building with an imposing facade is now vacant?

Randy said...

Wow, that is a nice looking postal building.

Celia na Italia said...

Beautiful!

Joan Elizabeth said...

The post box in the frame make the image just perfect.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Post Office"s were always such grand and important buildings and now because of modern mail methods they seem to end up like this one or as coffee shops etc. such a shame hey JM.