Friday, February 8, 2013

Decay (LXXVIII)


Scary alley at Alfama, Lisbon
The National Pantheon stands in the background

17 comments:

Honest Abe said...

This is an interesting photograph. It shows all the clutter one might expect to see in an alley over here.

Cezar and Léia said...

Que ruela mais abandonada!Mas o Pantheon é maravilhoso!E que céu azul...aiiii inveja! :)
Um lindo fim de semana querido JM
Abraços
Léia

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

I like different backstreet views of famous things!
NIce colours too..
Duncan In Kuantan

brattcat said...

that alley does have some unhappy energy.

Judy said...

An alley can have a different feel to them than the street they are attached to. This one is a bit scary.

Halcyon said...

That's a lot of decay. But the blue sky makes it look nice. :)

TexWisGirl said...

and still so full of color.

Sylvia K said...

Sad to see so much decay, but as Halcyon wrote, somehow the blue skies over shadow the ugliness!! Great shot as always! Enjoy your weekend, JM!!

Kris said...

before reading your caption, I actually thought, Nice contrast; but after studying the pic, yes, I wouldn't want to walk there in the night!

Lowell said...

You are the master. Of decay. And that's a good thing! :-)

I would be afraid to walk there in the daylight much less at night! Scary indeed.

And it's a very interesting juxtaposition between the decay and the National Pantheon.

cieldequimper said...

It sort of looks good on photograph but it's still kind of sad. Happy weekend JM!

LONDONLULU said...

Scary but also intriguing, I love the contrast between the Alfama alley and the beautiful dome.

Kay said...

The contrast with the Pantheon is stark, as it is with the white building to the left, also. You caught it nicely with the bright blue sky.

Sami said...

What a sad street and so near the beautiful Pantheon.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Scary and smells damp and unpleasant I reckon.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent perspective JM, a really interesting shot with the contrasts. This alley is definitely not as pretty as most of the shots in your 'decay' series, but it's very real!

beatrice De said...

Just a little story before I live.

On a narrow street on top of a hill, I was wayting for tram... so long. When eventuelly I ask if any tram would came. * no madame, the tram will not came anymore, they cancel the line !!! * But the rails was still there, how could I now. Pristoche !