Monday, 18 August 2008

Such a pity!

A new building, next to where I live and right in the middle of Arona's beautiful historial centre, will take the place of an 18th Century theatre, which had - architectually speaking - already been ruined over the years after the transformation of it into a cinema.
The old building with some restoration in the original style, could have become a cultural exhibition centre but speculative actions have not allowed so, notwithstanding the collection of many signatures in favour of such a centre.

24 comments:

Olivier said...

la photo est magnifique, on dirait un dessin au fusain. bravo
the photo is beautiful, it looks like a charcoal drawing. Bravo

southshieldsdailyphoto said...

It's amazing how pre-stressed concrete can look so graphically good!

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Kris said...

So what will it be?

A wondeful image, by the way!

Carrie Hayes said...

wonderful photo.. I like the abstractness of the rebar.. We had a Little stone house that is now a walgreens! I definately liked the stone house better! Have a great day

Virginia said...

So it's out with the old , in with the new??? Oh my goodness. I thought we only did that in the U.S.

Ann said...

Makes for a great photo but its a great shame that they have to pull down something with historical value. They were very good at doing that in Sydney for a while until the Builders Labourers Federation started putting on green bans which saved a lot of beautiful old buildings. It still happens but not to buildings that would be considered heritage.

Blognote said...

Thank you all for your comments!

The old building will give way to luxury apartments. The origins of the small building I live in date back to the 16th Century and used to part of the church, receiving its final looks in the 18th century. The new one will be made in that same style.

Also in Italy,Virginia and Ann,the tendency is to saveguard the old rather than destroy it. I was told that it would have costed more to restore the old one to bring it back to its former glory than building a new one in style from scratch...

metromanila said...

Beautiful photography. Our city's old buildings are also being attacked by new developers.

It's nice to hear that at least they are building something in the same style. Even if it is still a loss, that's a nice compromise.

Jim said...

Thanks for the BDay wish. I hate to see old landmarks replaced by modern buildings. Hopefully the design of this center will fit in with the surrounding area.

ilhamks said...

sharp eye you have..i love it...
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Meead S. said...

As a civil engineer, I have to say it is a very interesting photo.

PJ said...

Thank you for your visit. I have to say that you take beautiful photographs and think that you are very lucky to have such amazing scenery and great expertise as a photographer.

Julie said...

Some very interesting intersections and lines in your image. However, without the human figure it would have much less impact. The fact that he is striding is even better.

Seems a shame that financial edicts mean that it is better to rebuild in the original style.

BTW - I admire your new personal mage. Has a certain insouciance ...

Steve Buser said...

Sad tale of the lost of history, but good and interesting shot of the rebar.

Pepe Alcaide said...

Preciosa composición de líneas verticales y horizontales entrelazadas. Esa luz dura del mediodía le aporta fuerza. Gracias por tus visitas y comentarios.

En español se dice ¡Ooohh! en lugar de ¡Wow!.

babooshka said...

I think the uk too is suffering from the demolish the old and throw up the new syndrome. Godd to see it's not the norm though in Italy. It has made for an interesting geometric image though

CrazyCow said...

What a very stark contrast to lovely holiday, and as you say, such a pity when the beautiful old buildings are lost to concrete. :-(

crittoria said...

So sad to see an old building go...

Joy said...

That is an excellent photo! How did you manage to take it from that angle?

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments.

joy

Blognote said...

Thank you, all of you!!
I took this photo from a first floor side window of the building I live in, Joy!!

angela said...

The construction work made a good photo though. Let's hope the new building is sensitively designed..
Love your blog header photo. Where is it?

Blognote said...

Thank you for visiting, Angela.
The photo in the header is Arona, the small town where I live on Lake Maggiore in the north of Italy, towards Switzerland.

tr3nta said...

pitty for the new building... but your photo is beautiful!!!

Fredrik said...

To see it and photograph it. Amazing.