A detail of an old window of a house in ruins that I found in one of the streets of Viana do Alentejo. We can still see the colour of the walls, windows and even what's left of the very old curtain. It's sad to see that they will probably never be open again.
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daddo (27932) 2014-07-22 16:20
Hi Ana. The eyes are closed for ever as you say and as people do, buildings die as well once the heart (the occupants) ceases to beat. A sad image and one wonders about the birthdays, Christmases and new years shared when all were young. Regards cara. Klaudio.
jcpix (13948) 2014-07-22 19:46
These old windows may never open again, but you've effectively given them new life through your lens, as many can enjoy the simple beauty that lies within this framework for many more years to come. This has always been one of my favorite subjects, the weathered and worn textures are a virtual gold mine for photographers. Better days have passed, however, it's created a nice opportunity to capture its spirit and character. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
danos (103150) 2014-07-22 22:02
excellent the light and the colour management of the closed for ever window of the house with the upper parts of the curtains to hang yet from it.A good reportage shot from the place.
emka (106804) 2014-07-22 23:19
Ola Ana, I also suspect that it is closed for ever. Sad image but it is the life. And a pleasure for photographers who strayed there. Very picturesque shot. Excellent composition and colours. I find the rest of curtains charming.
WArm regrads MAlgo
dekanski (6014) 2014-07-23 2:28
I hope it is not forever. Maybe someone will revive the house!
Houses die only when aligned with the Earth surface.
holmertz (59152) 2014-07-23 2:31
I like this nicely balanced composition and the faded but pleasant colours of this abandoned house. The details of the window and the patches of the damaged plaster create an interesting pattern and give the composition a fine rhythm. The colours are nicely matching and the rough texture of the materials is well captured.
Sergiom (88355) 2014-07-23 6:03
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage serré sur la très vieille fenêtre. On ressent bien la texture et l'usure . C'est à ce demander ce qui la maintient en place.
romanaa (8022) 2014-07-23 13:18
beautiful detail and composition playing with shapes in soft brownish tonality. Picture telling long forgotten stories.
willperrett (11834) 2014-07-24 4:10
You're right: it is sad that such places are no longer inhabited. And it makes me wonder why so many of us are drawn to photographing the abandoned, ruined, neglected, wrecked. There is a certain poignancy and elegaic quality inherent in such imagery I suppose. BTW, your shot is beautifully framed!
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-24 5:52
love this! A perfectly cropped and executed image, that is both arty compelling and beautiful. I so admire your sense of proportion in shots like this, it is inspiring and a real talent.
Regards - B.
rbassin (24313) 2014-07-25 9:43
Une très bonne composition, un gros plan intéressant avec de bons détails et des teintes agréables, j'aime bien la tâche de couleur jaune
Fis2 (106438) 2014-07-25 12:54
My theme "windows"...
Curious fragment of old windows.
I want to see the whole.
Excellent light and colors.
I love it.
Nicou (151104) 2014-07-25 20:12
super rendu sur cette vielle porte de bois quelle compo et image quelle vue et captage avec le jeu de tons et de lumières superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (153031) 2014-07-27 7:11
Ciao Ana, great detail of fascinating old window, beautiful texture, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
annjackman (21903) 2014-07-27 10:42
You chose to show just part of this old window and it works very well. I like the range of textures and colours. The small piece of torn curtain adds a lovely touch and reminds us that it was once probably a family home.
Kind Regards, Ann
abmdsudi (57728) 2014-07-27 14:36
Super detailed close up shot, what I like about this is that you can see some of the imperfection and the rustic grittiness on both the wall and the doors definitely looks like it has seen better days. I wonder what stories this tightly shut window could tell. Anyway it escaped becoming firewood. Certainly a wonderful general look of degeneration, Well done capture. Congrats
macjake (72593) 2014-08-02 15:15
so there is no way to get inside the old house?
all locked up? I'd be looking long and hard to find a way inside :)
Imagine the history and stories/memories that were shared here over the years...sad to see it in this way now.
but for us photographers it can be beneficial.
glad you stumbled upon it. fine textural type of scene.