Friday, May 04, 2007

A Door?


This building needs some restoration, which is taking place all over El Centro and, altho needed to continue its historical character, it's also driving up real estate prices astronomically.

19 comments:

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Maybe they are building a bigger, more impressive door on the other side of the building.

Restoration is good. Some others would have torn it down to put up a condo.

pusa said...

nice one, i love old buildings!
sometimes i wonder if i have been born in the wrong century

magiceye said...

old giving way to new....

inevitable change...?!

slinger said...

What an interesting photo. Now that is what I call a security door.

Oya said...

What a color...

Zsolt said...

even if it looks like ruin..its wonderful:)

angela said...

I'm generally in favour of restoration which helps cities keep their characters but it does drive prices up as I've seen in Grasse.
It's shocking that the buildings reserved for the less well off should be shabby, dirty and dangerous.

My thanks for your comment on my other blog. It's funny to think that children we know might one day be famous.
Angela
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Seda said...

Very nice shot...I like the sandy colors...
Seda

M.Benaut said...

Me too,
The wrong century.
The wall wash, the hand made bricks, the lovely proportions.
Stunning shot and yes, you could frame that one Kate.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

It's weird how those bricks don't seem to be much newer than the ones in the wall, under the stucco.

denton said...

I like the textures and layers of construction. Good find.

Jilly said...

Absolutely stunning. The colours in that wall are just sumptuous. Interior decorators, in some of our capital cities, get paid fortunes to create walls like that!

anu said...

Nice photo. Nice color.

Glenn Standish said...

A fantastically rustic shot! Excellent!

ruth said...

I love this image. It's hard for me to see restoration when it takes away the beautiful decay and character. But it's also important to maintain the buildings.

kris said...

i kind of like it as it is. Hope they will maintain the same character

Keropok Man said...

its a door no more!

did they try to trap someone inside? a mean person maybe. haha

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

this photo would be perfect with a poem about forgotten past...

kostas said...

Lovely color!