Friday, October 9, 2009

Old Facade in Decay in San Telmo

Facade in Decay in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina
San Telmo is the smallest but probably the most picturesque and historic part of Buenos Aires. Here you will find a large number of old buildings dating from colonial times. Some of them are in a pretty good condition while others are going to seed. The barrio was once the city's upper-class district but yellow fever had driven away most of the former denizens in 1871. Some of the old mansions can tell you stories of a time long gone just by the fading elegance of their facades. I love this old building in the picture in particular for its decaying charm and fading beauty.

10 comments:

B SQUARED said...

It is very, very charming.

Andreea said...

I know the feeling, my city is full of buildings like this one. It's a beautiful building, maybe some day it will be restored to its former glory.

R.Ferrari said...

Belissima Bs As. Conheci e sempre que puder voltarei. Bela cidade. Bela foto. Parabens.

lemon said...

I love this kind of houses (and neigbourhoods) also.
It seems that they have all the history of the past on them, isn't it?

Jacob said...

I agree. There is something very special about this building. Perhaps if it were renovated, it would lose that specialness, but I don't think so...it radiates past glory!

AB said...

Better take photos fast, before it comes crashing down

Steffe said...

Very charming I think.

brattcat said...

This has such a quiet elegance. You've captured it with dignity and honor. Beautiful shot of a beautiful structure.

Wolynski said...

I bet the rooms are huge, not like the chicken coops that pass off as modern flats. I guess some people have money to renovate and others don't.

Marie-Noyale said...

The plants seems in good shape may be the inside is not that bad!