Saturday, December 29, 2012

Decay (LXXV)



I was walking in Caxias when something peeking through the trees caught my attention. I jumped over the fence, walked for one minute and found this pavilion which is falling apart. I looked for the main residence and, actually, there are two manors not far away but none of them looks regal enough, so the 'mystery' remains.

22 comments:

brattcat said...

what a wonderful adventure you're taking us on. thank you.

Clytie said...

What an amazing treasure to be "decaying" away behind a fence. I'm so glad you jumped over to explore!!!

Lowell said...

I like the way you jumped the fence to get the shot! No fear!

Actually, even in its decaying state it looks pretty darn nice.

Birdman said...

What vine work nature works.

Dina said...

Most people are a minute away from mystery and never know it. JM, like a true blogger you jumped over the fence, got your shot, and lived to tell us about it. Good on ya!

Kathy said...

You're very brave to have gone over a fence. In Texas you might get shot for that. Be careful!

Sami said...

Looks quite beautiful, what a pity it´s abandoned!

VP said...

The kind of exploration I like...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Don't you get a rush of adrenaline when you find something like this? It's magnificent.

Sharon said...

I love a mystery! It the top photo, I was thinking this isn't so bad but, in the second photo I see what you mean. It is slipping away. Such a beautiful structure.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a marvelous find JM, and how exciting too, to spot something quite unexpected like this through the trees.. I would have been so thrilled!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful place! don't get caught jumping fences!

villa said...

¡Que todos tus deseos se hagan realidad! ¡Feliz Año 2013!

Un abrazo desde Salamanca.

Sylvia K said...

I would have loved to have seen you jumping the fence and, yep, in Texas you would probably have gotten shot -- they do love their guns, even more than their property!! Terrific captures as always, JM, and how beautiful it is even in a state of decay! Happy New Year!! Enjoy!

Sylvia

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

That ballustrade is unbelievable, truly, truly a work of art.

Kay said...

What a beautiful find! Thank you for going "hunting." It looks almost like a very special secret garden.

Stickup Artist said...

Somehow, your "ruins" look a lot better than the ones I stumble on. (And I know what Sylvia K. up there is talking about). Love the lighting. I hope the economy will get better and these decaying structures you're showing us will eventually be revived because they're really gorgeous.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is a really special Decay shot. None of my abandoned series ever have this level of grandeur or mystery. The vine is the added extra.

Small City Scenes said...

Well you have a mystery to solve for the rest of us.
Beautiful decay though. MB

Jack said...

You discovered an exceptional beauty, JM.

Randy said...

So beautiful and such a shame.

tapirgal said...

Exquisite.