Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Decay (LXXVI) And Dirt


Bairro Alto, Lisbon
  
I love the Bairro Alto district which will actually be celebrating its 500th anniversary this year. However, I wonder how much nicer it would be if a disgusting scene like this would simply not exist there.

23 comments:

Kris said...

I do like the first half of the photo, then I saw toilet bowl..

Stefan Jansson said...

Looks like they need a dumpster.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The tile and graffiti would look very interesting without the presence of a toilet.

Cezar and Léia said...

Doi no coraçao ver um abandono assim... :(
Léia

Gunn said...

Gosh!:(

Sharon said...

Oh my, this certainly is a mess that needs to be cleaned up.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Fewer photo ops though!

To let you know . . . now Blogger / Google has re-organised photo storage, I've gone back to posting daily at Message in a Milk Bottle

http://messageinamilkbottle.blogspot.co.uk/

instead of M2.

Perhaps you might like to follow the photos there?

Lucy

Sylvia K said...

I do hate to see the tile work being destroyed and the trash and graffiti are disgusting! Makes you wonder why people do this sort of thing???? Unfortunately, we seem to see this sort of thing all over the world these days! A sad, but great capture, JM.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Meu caro; Excelente fotografia que retrata o acontece por todo o lado....
Cumprimentos

Merisi said...

Let's just think it was trash pickup day, and everything will be off the street by nightfall!

orvokki said...

Oh, there is trash, dirt and misery enough.

TexWisGirl said...

very sad.

RedPat said...

Garbage seems to be a problem everywhere!

Birgitta - FOTO* said...

However it is better in a picture than IRL ;)
http://lundcityphoto.wordpress.com/

Kay said...

Looks like some remodeling is going on. . .some places give credit or at least collect old toilets if the new ones going in conserve water. I think the porcelain is recycled, into road paving or something like that.

Jack said...

We probably all have decayed and messy places like this in our cities.

Randy said...

That's a lot of trash.

Bob Crowe said...

It looks like despair, the actions of people who are so numb, uncaring or poor that the condition of their street is meaningless to them. Excellent photojournalism.

Halcyon said...

Nothing like a pile of old toilets!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Ugh. I hate smelly rubbish.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think Jack may be right JM, you will find sights like this in most cities.

roland.theys said...

Really interesting!

VP said...

A masterpiece in its own way, I feel sadly at home looking at this!