Saturday, June 1, 2013

In The Eye Of The Beholder

Today is theme day for the City Daily Photo community and this month's theme is "the beauty of decay".  This little house (probably was a Gothic Revival cottage) has sat empty for as long as I can remember and each year the roof seems to sag a little bit more but someone has chosen to decorate it with quite nice flowers that give some sense of beauty to the whole thing. I'm sure that one day something surprising will turn up in this spot.
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36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

poor little thing. but the graffiti is quite cute.

William Kendall said...

Poor house... always sad to see that.

Karen said...

cute graffiti!

llandudnopictures said...

They remind me of a (very) old tv series that we used to have over here; Bill and Ben, The Flower Pot Men!

cieldequimper said...

The roof looks like it's about to cave in but the little flowers are lovely!

Lowell said...

The little flowers look surprised like the world is collapsing around them - which it might be, seeing as how their world is this old building.

I'd guess that the place isn't worth saving and that you're right about a new building being put up in its place...still kinda sad, though...

Sharon said...

Oh, this fits the theme perfectly. I love the flowers on the side.

wilf said...

the graffiti are eyes catcher...:)

VioletSky said...

those are cute flowers! I am still perplexed as to why this kind of destruction by abandonment is allowed to occur in a city. Call R Ford to have a look.

LOLfromPasa said...

There is something quite sweet about your photograph. The building is struggling but those flowers really do look cheerful. Super photo for today!

Lynette said...

You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked this to share with us.

Marleen said...

The flowers really brighten things up. Nice post for the theme!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Hard to believe there is a piece of property like that in your booming town. Bet it is part of an estate that is all tied up. Love the expressions on the flowers.

paul said...

Cute!

Virginia said...

At least it's not the awful graffiti you see everywhere now!
V

Jo said...

the flowers do give it some life, the poor old thing.

Jack said...

I am afraid your little cottage is not going to be standing much longer. So sad.

Barbara Farr said...

Charming flowers looking out ver the tall grass.

hamilton said...

oh my! well someone has tried to add some beauty to this decaying structure :)

Kay said...

Nice selection for the theme. Those wide-eyed flowers add a touch of whimsy to it all.

Dianne said...

What an interesting style "Gothic Revival" ... it' gorgeous!

"Adelaide and Beyond"

LONDONLULU said...

Love this capture for the theme! Whoever painted those flowers was a creative soul:) This poor place.

slim said...

The whimsical flowers put this image over the top.

Clueless in Boston said...

The flowers are the best thing about the building. Good choice for theme day.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

These flowers have some personality and appear to be peeking through the weeds. Nice choice for Theme Day.

Bises,
Genie

Randy said...

Super shot. Those are some happy flowers.

Kris said...

when I saw this I just :) :) :)

EG CameraGirl said...

At this point the land is way more valuable than the building. :))

jennyfreckles said...

I think that wall was crying out for some artwork.

Birdman said...

... maybe it has.

Jim said...

Not entirely terrible graffiti.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh that poor wee roof is going to collapse any day now Pat I can just see it! What a super shot for the theme, great find.

Deb said...

It is amazing how long a roof can remain in place sometimes. Those flowers look like they live there now to me!

JM said...

What a wonderful find! Great title too.

Laura. M said...

I really like it... Thanks for making me smile today :))
A kiss.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

It looks like the flowers are sayin, "Ooh, get us out of here before this. Whole thing comes tumbling down."