Wednesday, November 18, 2009

R is for renovation needed





to prevent further deterioration of this building in Lisbon, Portugal... But somehow I like the tristesse of the shot... Tiles are very often used for fa├žades (click to enlarge).

19 comments:

  1. I had to look up the definition of tristesse. I learned something new tonight. I'd say this needs some renovation. Great photo my friend :)

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  2. I agree with you here. Sometimes renovation removes a lot of the feeling of old.
    Shalom to you!

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  3. I see the evidence of former elegance.

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  4. If only this photo could talk...I bet there's a lot of history there. :D

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  5. It's such a shame to see such beautiful tiles go to waste like that. It really needs a renovation, despite the beautiful tristesse.

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  6. I remember seeing all the tiled buildings in Spain and Portugal. I bought a souvenir one in an Art boutique.. a real one ..not fake. I love it in my kitchen. Renovation back to its original glory would be nice.

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  8. From an asthetic view point I don't think it needs renovating. So beautiful. However, I guess they have to do some work or it would deteriorate too much.

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  9. Yes, I agree with Carver and this is so beautiful as it is, but at the same time it would be sad to have it deteriorate to the point that it could be lost altogether! Beautiful capture!

    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  10. That is something I love! WHY don't American's use TILES more?

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  11. i hope that colored tiles will not be ruined in the renovation.

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    Great day Wednesday folks :)

    Thanx for the Visit :)

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  12. Yes, I agree. What a lovely building it is, in spite of its need.

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  13. I have a certain affection for beautiful building in slow decay. They can be very attractive - and this one certainly is!

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  14. I love the tile look - it speaks of art and caring.

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  15. Restore it back to it's glory day! we have a few old buildings with similar tiles like that here, which have been restored.

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  16. will need a lot of money to put it back to it's former glory. But what a waste if left to ruins.

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  17. Actually it looks rather nice as it is, though I hope it is RESTORED.

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  18. Its still beautiful, though. It would be nice to keep the same sense of history if the foundation of the walls is strong.

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