Friday, April 12, 2013

Decay (LXXXI)

 
Alfama, Lisbon
 
Whoever tried to 'restore' the tiled wall has not had much success. What a patch! :-)

20 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Os azulejos são maravilhosos, espero que consigam restaura-los!
Abraços e bom fim de semana!
Léia

Arija said...

Why, oh why is so much of this beautiful architecture allowed to decay? I know it is a huge expense to keep such buildings in repair and I know you have so many in Portugal and finances are tight but even so, things just crumble away.

Sami said...

What a pity, as the tiles are so beautiful.

Julie Storry said...

Jose, 'the beauty of decay' is the runaway winner for the Theme for June. Not announced yet, but will not be overtaken, methinks. You have so much in your archives for this one ...

Kate said...

PArt of it is still beautiful despite the amateurish repair.

Sharon said...

Such beautiful tile work. It seems a shame to patch it that way.

Sylvia K said...

It is, as always, so sad to see the decay, but even sadder when it's the beautiful tile work!! Have a good weekend, JM!

Kovács Miklós said...

Olá,
You have a really nice collection from my one of favourire European city. We represent TAP Portugal Cargo here in Hungary and I already have been to Lisbon twice. Simply wonderful town with small streets and with unbelievable azulejos.
Have a great weekend
Saudação, Miklos

TexWisGirl said...

i love the metal gate/door. sad to see it locked tight.

Small City Scenes said...

Look at that big lock on that nice gate. The tile could be so beautiful if only the weeds didn't grow there. MB

VP said...

I know it is not right to say it, but some decay, like this one in particular, is really beautiful!

LONDONLULU said...

What a contrast! Thank goodness for the old tiles to show how it should be:) (Thank you also for the historical tile tidbit - so interesting and fascinating!)

LOLfromPasa said...

Decay that makes a fine home for those plants. Amazing.

Lowell said...

Sometimes it's best to leave bad enough alone! :)

orvokki said...

Very beautiful.

Kay said...

Sometimes art is in knowing when to leave well enough alone.

Randy said...

Nice one!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lisbon has the most beautiful decay JM.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Someone above asked about how this decay happens ... a title fell of my bathroom floor the other day ... it just seemed easier to drop it in a drawer than to fix it. And bit by bit I guess my bathroom floor will look decayed unless I reform my ways.

Hilda said...

I think I'm missing something here—I don't see what's wrong at all. Sure, there's a framed emptiness, but I don't think it looks bad. (If that's what you're referring to, that is.) I even like the plants growing in the cracks.