Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sad Saturday 1&2/10

I came across these on Tumblr and I will publish them for however long it takes over a number of weeks. They are animated gifs, so you need to wait for them to load. Places fall into disuse and decay, rather like us really.


Later edit: This is not so interesting to string out over 10 Saturdays, so here is number two as well. 


28 comments:

  1. This Took Me Back & Thanx For Sharing

    Cheers

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    1. Padre, these photos and the forthcoming ones I think are all from your part of the world.

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  2. How clever is that but sad to see yet intriguing. Looking forward to more.

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    1. Margaret, the sixties look classy and stylish now, but they weren't so much at the time.

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  3. Nothing stays the same *nod*. Even once-beautiful or popular sites fall apart if communities' interest change or money isn't put into preserving old buildings.

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    1. Hels, and who would have thought to preserve such places as is and will be featured.

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    1. Indeed Ad Rad. Much fun happened there, I expect. Good memories for some.

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  5. This is the "Story of Me", I think!

    You do realise I hold the copyright, Andrew! :)

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    1. Lee, I never realised you looked like a bowling ball.

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  6. I see only the former beauty.
    The benefit from gradual sight loss is that you don't see the wrinkles as they appear.
    All things are beautiful, particularly women. Although it must be said some are more so than others.

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    1. You have wrinkles Vest? Surely not. You will get old one day, and then you will know about wrinkles. Who is your sexiest old female movie star?

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  7. Lee beat me to it. Thank goodness I'm not a building.

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    1. Cro, I wondered initially if the word building was a typo for balding.

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  8. Is the second picture also the bowling alley, but from the outside? They do look sad and neglected.

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    1. Could be River, although bowling alleys would surely be single story, perhaps there was a cafetiera or admin above. Two of the future photos are the same place but different photos.

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  9. So sad..... I think of Joni Mitchell singing "The Big Yellow Taxi" .... they paved paradise to put up a parking lot.

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    1. Lady J, indeed Joni did sing that. I rather prefer Janis with, Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.

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  10. That's sad that some places get neglected, specially houses.

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    1. Sami, we saw a number of deserted buildings in Portugal, that looked quite sound and could be a good home for someone. In fact I can remember seeing many in Europe on other visits.

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  11. Andrew I am all ready old, in fact twenty one point five summers beyond the allotted four score years and ten.

    Sexiest Film star Andrew, you guess S---n S-----n.

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    1. Susan Sarandon? I like her.

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    2. I think River might have it, but I remember a terrible interview with her and Parky.

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  12. I like watching buildings crumble with age. There is a chapter in Steinbecks' Grapes of Wrath, that is beautifully written, and describes the house of the migrants, being taken back by nature after they leave for California.

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    1. Strayer, it is a beautifully written book, that I have read. I read it at school because I had to, but I can't remember it. Well, some bits.

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  13. Don't try this tactic with portraits of your readers please.

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    1. And right next to your name is the first portrait I could begin with.

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