January 18, 2011

Photo du Jour - Urban Decay


This old building's worn exterior and peeling paint reminds me of the historic stucco buildings in New Orleans.

Taken in Béziers. Pin It


spacedlaw said...

It also reminds me of decay in some Rome areas.

Mlle Paradis said...

love the layers of color and texture!

Betty C. said...

Your Twitter description is great: "crumbling, peeling, decaying..." That is exactly how I see Béziers, and why it quite fascinates me...

Emm said...

I'm wondering what the plaque on the corner says--someone's name and smaller type I can't read. A historic birthplace or lodging, peut-etre?

Annick said...

Bonjour Loulou,
Annick et Gourgazaud vous souhaitons tous nos vœux pour cette nouvelle année. Continuez a nous faire saliver,a faire découvrir notre belle région a vos amis bloggers, être l'ambassadrice des produits de notre terroir. Bravo pour votre blog et a bientôt.

Kerry Hand said...

'Patina' is a current favourite word. I would say this building has "patina'. Others in the household would not agree thats an accurate use of the word.

Chez Loulou said...

Yes, I remember buildings in Lucca having this lovely, peeling look as well.

Mlle Paradis
I do too. I think it is really interesting.

Next time I'll have to take you down this street. There were some beautiful buildings, colors, old signs, ancient doors. You would have loved it.

Yes, it was the birthplace in 1801 of Aprodise Casimir Pèret. He was the mayor of Béziers in the 1850's.

Je vous souhaite une bonne et heureuse année 2011 à vous ainsi qu'à votre famille.
We remember very fondly the afternoon we spent with you at Gourgazaud. A bientôt!

My friend in New Orleans, an expert in Creole decorative arts, would agree with your use of the word patina.

Samantha Vérant said...

I've never been to New Orleans, but always wanted to go. As for the photo, it's great, proving there is beauty in decay!

Chez Loulou said...

New Orleans is an amazing city! If you have the chance, go!
Glad you found the beauty in this too. :)