Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Decorated For The Season


Banks own some of the most beautiful buildings at downtown Lisbon.

It's frustrating to know the preposterous amount of taxes we pay is used to save banks regardless of the crimes commited by many bankers and other speculators. If only 2015 could bring some more justice... but I know I'm being naïf, things will never change.

Happy New Year everyone!

19 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

True words I'm afraid.

biebkriebels said...

A very happy new year to you too!
Marianne

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Yes, it's frustrating to pay taxes on all incompetence. That is an amazing building. Happy New Year!

Sharon Anck said...

Basically, you could say exactly the same thing here in the US. Not one greedy Wall Street banker has ever been charged with bringing the US economy to it's knees.
Love those decorations!

William Kendall said...

True words, Jose. The greedy criminals who nearly destroyed the economy for many countries have never, ever been held accountable, and never will.

Beautiful decorations.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes! Exactly the same here in the states and it is disheartening!! A beautiful capture for the day as always, Jose! Wishing you a Happy New Year seems a bit naive these days, but I wish you one anyway!! Enjoy! Thank you, as always, for visiting my blog and commenting!! Always greatly appreciated!!

Lowell said...

It's the same here. I guess a few bankers went to jail for a short period of time, but the kingmakers always seem to get off!

Let's hope for better times in the new year.

RedPat said...

Our banks in Canada are well controlled by the gov't and so they never got into trouble and required no bail-outs, but they do continue to make billions from us while cutting back on services! Happy New Year, JM!

VP said...

Wise words! Things often change, but usually for the worst...

cieldequimper said...

Who knows, they might. The decorations are lovely and subdued.

Happy New Year's Eve JM!

Photo Cache said...

happened here too, sad how things go these days. but it's a new year and we are hopeful this time of the year.

hope you have a wonderful 2015. if you ever find yourself in the san francisco bay area, let me know.

Sami said...

I agree, lovely building.
I wonder if 2015 will bring about some change in the justice in Portugal?
I think a new revolution is needed!

Jack said...

This is a lovely façade, captured in wonderful light. Have a great 2015.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Nup the banks are not going to change any time fast. Nonetheless ... have a very happy new year Jose.

Randy said...

Stunning architecture. I love all the flowers.

orvokki said...

Lovely building.
Wish you a very happy new year 2015 !

EG CameraGirl said...

It's true that us "little guys" shouldn't have to pay for the excesses of the rich...but some things never change, I fear. Having said that, I wish you all the best in 2015, Jose!

Lowell said...

You couldn't go wrong with any or al of these! You do such gorgeous photography all year round. I'd frame and hang these in my gallery if I owned one.

Thanks for "being there" this year and we wish all the best to you for 2015!

belohorizontedailyphoto said...

The same here + politicians