Sunday, April 14, 2013

Survivor


Rebelva, Carcavelos
 
I think it's pretty amazing how some old humble houses like this one have not yet been swallowed by the urban jungle that surrounds them. This shot seems to have been taken at a lost village somewhere in the countryside, but it was not. This is a busy street, actually.

19 comments:

Kate said...

What potential! I would love to see that building with such clean lines restored and renovated.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Nice shot! :-)

Sincerest greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

AGMPRISMA said...

Tambien me gustan a mi este tipo de casas.
Feliz Domingo.

Sylvia K said...

What potential indeed!! It would be wonderful to see it restored, it's too great a building to just let it crumble away with time! Great shot as always, JM! Have a good week!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This has so much more character than a modern house.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

It is going to be tough !

TexWisGirl said...

wow. great old textures here.

Small City Scenes said...

What a great older structure. Is it still occupied? Wouldn't it be great if someone restored it. MB

JM said...

@MB: Yes, I think someone still live there.

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see it...

RedPat said...

Wouldn't you love to see the inside!?

Kay said...

I'm not sure I agree with RedPat. . .if it looks like this on the outside it may not be too pleasant inside! But it looks so well built it's a shame to see it crumbling from neglect.

LONDONLULU said...

I hope someone can one day have this restored. Lovely old bones, standing up against modern onslaught!:)

Randy said...

I would love to fix this place up. It's so beautiful.

Doronette NF said...

Well done ! It's exactly what I'm doing in Bosnia. Love to see the houses from the past...

Lowell said...

I wouldn't want to live on a busy street, but the house looks like it could be renovated back to its original beauty. Certainly could use a coat of paint or whitewash. Wonder who lives there?

orvokki said...

On hienoa, että vanhat talot on jätetty paikalleen. Tämä on hurmaava talo, vaikka en haluaisi asua siinä. On kiva katsella.
Tervehdys

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think its fantastic to see these older houses remaining JM..along our coast road there's such an eclectic mix of huge modern houses and original old almost beach shacks, it certainly makes it more interesting.

Stefan Jansson said...

Great that the old houses still stand.