Thursday Special

Arabesque Ribeiro da Cunha Palace @ No 26 Rua dom Pedro V

Arabesque Palace @ No 26 copy
dating from 1877, now housing a university department. This once beautiful building, now somewhat dilapidated, is close to the Parque Príncipe (Prince) Real, near Bairro Alto which is a wonderful park though a little tired at the time of my visit in 2012, as indeed much of Lisbon was.

Paula’s (Lost in Translation) challenge this week is Traces of the Past

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

17 thoughts on “Thursday Special”

  1. I’d love to see this building in its full glory.

    I just saw the news. Your mention of Prince, albeit not referring to the man, is quite timely.

  2. This is such a cool angle – and like the Prince overlap with the singer’s passing.
    also – your 2012 visit sounds interesting –

    1. I agree. The peeling paintwork and boarded up windows only add to its charm, but too much neglect and we lose buildings like this.

  3. I wish Australians would look after more of our old buildings. Some of our governments are set on destroying them to build bigger better ones that they can make more from the land old ones were built on. So money hungry I reckon.

  4. I really love buildings with rounded features and this one has them in abundance 🙂
    I hope it is rescued from further decline.

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