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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

As time goes by...


This was taken in Setubal, Portugal last year. 
I've entitled this image "as time goes by" because it reflects so vividly 
the effects of time, weather, climate, age - from the "washed" look of the salmony red
 colour on the walls, the faded yellow, the dusty cream architraves, the weathered
 blue door, the worn white curtains behind that, the rusty tones of the
juliette blacony - they all contribute to an image depicting the ravages of time.


26 comments:

Tulsa Gentleman said...

There is so much color to look at here; the faded blue door, the streaks of red on the wall, the ornamented column, the grill work of the tiny balcony. I really like this.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

That's our Portugal!

VioletSky said...

You can almost see its former glory desperately trying to hang on.

Manang Kim said...

Oh wow this is stunning. I thought this is a painting it looks like one. Thanks for sharing!

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Jientje said...

I was wondering about Midweek Blues, it sounds like a fun challenge! I SO love this picture, I love doors, especially old ones!

Rebecca said...

Oh I love these kind of shots. They get my imagination playing...there is so much to take note of int that photo. Love the electrical lines running below...almost seems like they don't belong.

Thanks for posting.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous photo and great title, you captured the effects perfectly. Kathy.

Stine in Ontario said...

This photo has tons of character! Wonderful shot!

Shannara said...

Great shot, lovely blue colour!

BLOGitse said...

oi, oi, oi - beautiful!
I'm a regular visitor here - how about if I move here permanently? :)

Spiderdama said...

Oh, this is so great and colorful! Very nice photo;-)
Wish you a great evening!

maryt/theteach said...

Gena, what a colorful, interesting door in Portugal! Happy window Views! :)

ewok1993 said...

Looks like this one has seen better days. Although I really like it, has plenty of character. Would love to see Portugal some day.

JM said...

Ferreira-Pinto has just taken the words out of my mouth! :-) I was intrigued when I looked at the photo until I read Setúbal and realized then this was an old portuguese building.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

i so like the weathered blue doors and the design detail atop them. they're lovely.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful photo, so many colors, lines and textures. The years and the weather have certainly taken their toll on this building.

Leora said...

What gorgeous color - a wonderful door. Love that weathered look, though it looks like some panes are missing? A contrast to how Thomas Jefferson's house looked on someone else's post.

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful! I was given a photo for Christmas very similar, I wonder if it is the same door?


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Lew said...

Time has not been kind to this door, but you have captured it perfectly!

Carolyn Ford said...

I am sure this building needs much repair, but, what a photo op it is! Amazing color and texture and so beautifully composed! Wow!

Blue said...

Welcome to True Colours Thursday - it you'd like a logo there is a Rainbow in my side bar & all you need to link in is leave a Comment as you did.

Love the door and the posts title.

Best wishes
Blue

Firefly said...

I absolutely love this picture. It is stunning. People living there must walk past that every day without noticing, but it just takes one good photographer to spot it and the world gets to see it.

Angie said...

So much character in this photo perfect for the MEMEs.

Rinkly Rimes said...

You have caught the mood of an ancient painting.

Evelyn Howard said...

I like this very much.

Mikabella said...

Hej my new cyperfriend! So happy for all your warm words! Thanks!

Love your picture. Old door might be one of my favorite things! Would love to change all my new manufactured doors in my new built house to old doors with patena, life and history. Nature is the greatest artist of us all :)

See you around my friend. Kram från Sverige.

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