On stone walls and old weathered doors

I have a place that lives in my heart,
one filled with pattern,
on stone walls of old village houses,
and old weathered doors.
With discoloured windows,
slowly crumbling into the past.

stonne house

stone and wood

dusty oil lamp

blue weathered door

yellow/blue window


One that preserves tradition,
always in love with slow living.
Where familiarity never ceases to be.

Badamalos, is close to my heart.
It's houses, are like extensions of their surrounding.
With local boulders,
hand carved and arranged almost in an arbitrary fashion.
Patiently dilapidated by time,
decorated with old weathered doors,
ancient floor boards,
with dusty old oil lamps reflecting into dark starry nights.

Do you know of places so dear and sure of who they are and where they will be?

12 responses

  1. Gorgeous pics

    June 27, 2012 at 4:40 PM

  2. Parece um cenário português

    June 27, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    • Badamalos, uma vila na Guarda. É la que vive o meu coração 🙂
      (Badamalos, a village in Guarda. Where my heart lives :))

      June 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM

      • Ahh, bem me pareceu que és portuguesa!!!

        June 27, 2012 at 5:04 PM

  3. Really love these photos and your words – I have a special place in my heart for ancient, worn and weathered objects and surfaces. #4 from the top speaks to me as a painter and as an aficionado of colour and aging. Thank you for your Follow at art rat cafe – I am honoured…

    June 28, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    • So grateful for your wonderful words… These ancient objects are filled with amazing stories.

      June 28, 2012 at 5:03 PM

  4. Beautiful images! I love the second photo the best. The grainy texture of the photo is my favourite.

    June 28, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    • Thank you, so glad you liked it.

      June 28, 2012 at 5:01 PM

  5. Pia

    Love your photos (not just this set, all of them).

    June 30, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    • Thank you so much Pia! You are too kind 🙂

      June 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

  6. iarxiv

    The blue wood/stone one made me think of the sea… 🙂

    July 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

  7. Awesome shots … very vibrant with lively color!

    July 13, 2012 at 5:32 AM

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