Sunday, May 5, 2013

Vandalism


Religious niche at Sintra

26 comments:

Dina said...

Oi, this is especially sad. Someone must have been really angry or really disappointed.

Merisi said...

What a shame!

I always wonder if these vandals ever get interrupted doing their bad deeds. Is anybody ever getting caught?

cieldequimper said...

To add to Dina's comment: or merely completely stupid.

VP said...

Anger, disappointment, stupidity can't justify anything like this...

TexWisGirl said...

that is a real shame!

Sami said...

A real shame to destroy old and valuable things.

Sharon said...

Such beautiful tile and such a shame to see this damage.

RedPat said...

You'd think they would be afraid of lightning striking them as they did this.

Sylvia K said...

I do hate to see so much of this kind of vandalism and there there seems to be more and more of it happening! Sad!

Lowell said...

I keep hoping that human beings would evolve emotionally and mentally and spiritually, but that doesn't happen. Sometimes I think we regressing instead of progressing.

The haters are once again coming to the fore, esp. in the U.S.

Doronette NF said...

Unfortunately, it exists everywhere... hope it can be repaired and renovated...

ñOCO Le bOLO said...


Sintra es uno de los más bellos lugares de Portugal. Es una pena que cualquier clase de arte pueda ser objeto de actos vandálicos.

· Saludos

· LaMiradaAusente · & · CristalRasgado ·


Jack said...

It is heartbreaking to see this kind of damage. So sorry.

Randy said...

Why can't people just grow up.

Bob Crowe said...

Were the missing bits hammered out, like the way Iconoclasts destroyed the faces of earlier Christian images? It is indeed cultural vandalism, whether it happen in Portugal or Afghanistan.

Photo Cache said...

such a pity.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I wonder why some people have such warped minds!! Diane

Babzy said...

what a shame ....

Cezar and Léia said...

ahh como é triste ver isso, azulejos tão lindos depredados dessa maneira!
Léia

LOLfromPasa said...

Madness! But there is something about this piece that is still beautiful. Imagination can fill in the missing tiles.

Kovács Miklós said...

Oh my God :(
He was a killer. I hate such vandalism acts. I really don't understanf these people. I hope this azulejos will be renewed very soon.
Greetings

LONDONLULU said...

So terrible, I always wonder "WHY" - somehow I feel even the culprit isn't always so sure, sadly.

Gunn said...

VANDALISME ..... it is the same in Norwegian.
People doing this must be mad!!

Laura. M said...

Es una pena... Algunos gamberros disfrutan destrozando lo ajeno por gusto.En todos sitios los hay.
Un beso.

Kay said...

I don't get it. Drunk? Stupid? Sick? That, and then some?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It must be horrible to walk around with so much negativity inside, such a shame JM, you can still see how lovely it was originally.