Monday, September 1, 2014

Decay (CVI)


Abandoned house at Oeiras
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This is my contribution to the CDP September Theme Day: "Rust and Ruins"
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27 comments:

VP said...

I hope this nice house will be refurbished...

Dina said...

You have a whole collection of beautiful rust and ruins photos.

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet this was a lovely place before it was left to fall apart. It's a place with character.

Halcyon said...

Nowhere is decay better than in Lisbon! I guess this place can't be too ramshackle as it appears someone lives here.

José Mendonça said...

@Halcyon: No one is living here, this house is abandoned for years.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This one was too easy fir you Jose :) Still the most attractive decay!

Joan Elizabeth said...

It is way too pretty to be a ruin.

Sami said...

What a pity, it looks like a nice place, if it were renovated.

Sharon Anck said...

That really is in ruins. It is a shame though. It looks like it could be a nice place. I'm surprised the last people living there left those potted plants behind.

TexWisGirl said...

gosh, that's just beautiful, though!

Judy said...

This is what I would call a "fixer-upper". I always wonder why a building becomes abandoned. It looks like it once was a beautiful home.

ladyfi said...

Lovely and old - and still lived in!

RedPat said...

So sad since it looks like it was once a nice home!

Karl Demetz said...

Great find for this theme day, José, but I agree with Grace, this one was too easy for you :-)

Blois Daily Photo said...

Both rust and ruins! Maybe I'll come across int during my forthcoming visit to Lisbon!

Sylvia K said...

Great shot for the day as always, Jose! Lovely old house -- sad that it has been abandoned!! Have a great new week!!

Lois said...

Even in the shape it is in, this is still a lovely picture and perfect for the theme.

bailey-road.com said...

Looks like it was once beautiful. Now a tree grows from the eaves.

wilf said...

Even it is ruined and rusty, I still can imagine how beautiful it was...

William Kendall said...

There's still potential in the building, even though it's abandoned. Terrific choice.

Randy said...

Beautiful choice for theme day.

Jack said...

Ouch. I knew you would have a great "rust and ruin" photo. You post photos of such beauty and then you post photos of decay. You have both in your part of Portugal.

Petrea Burchard said...

Through your photos, JM, I see Lisbon as a sad old lady whose clothes are tattered and torn. But one day she'll have nice things again, and find a new kind of beauty.

orvokki said...

So old, but so very beautiful.

Babzy said...

you always find nice decay houses :)

Gunn said...

Location location....
Perfect for the theme day picture, but also for fashion photographing as well as making a film.

Blois Daily Photo said...

Now that we've been to Lisbon, I can understand that the theme day on rust and ruin posed no problem! It's certainly a city with an amazing mixture of new and old.