Urban decay

A small stroll around the post-apocalyptic scenarios of the Alcântara quarter in central Lisbon, gave me the chance to snap some shots. A former industrial cluster that was slowly recovering from years of abandon, is going to have to wait for better times…

A river flows…

Visually and functionally chaotic!

Level nº 3; Bold, if beaten up, graphics.

Holes punch trough the walls… Kind of voyeurish, no?

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography. 2012



12 responses

  1. These are wonderful!

    July 29, 2012 at 20:38

    • António Marques

      Thank you!

      July 29, 2012 at 21:14

  2. Hi Antonio an interesting set of pictures. The ones with people work best for me. Thanks. Andy

    July 29, 2012 at 23:25

    • António Marques

      Thank you very much, Andy. People add interest to a photo, I agree.

      July 30, 2012 at 08:33

  3. I really love the way you captured this “urban decay”. It’s pure in it own way and kind of lonely.

    July 29, 2012 at 23:44

    • António Marques

      Thanks. People tend to avoid places that are neglected and vandalism takes over. It’s a vicious circle…

      July 30, 2012 at 08:36

  4. Beautiful capture!

    July 30, 2012 at 00:03

    • António Marques

      Thank you so much.

      July 30, 2012 at 08:37

  5. Jorge Ledesma

    Excellent set Antonio, I’ve been dying myself to visit a similar place down here . . . I need to research big time.

    July 30, 2012 at 12:54

    • António Marques

      Well, that can be a good sign… but it sure is a good photographic subject. Thanks for stopping by, Jorge. It’s always a pleasure.

      July 30, 2012 at 13:58

  6. I like this a lot, Antonio. I think I might have to use this as a set for a story I’m going to start writing soon. Thanks for the amazing captures!

    July 30, 2012 at 19:39

  7. heathwilder

    I’m going to reference these for a home game of Little Fears (if that’s OK). Amazing shots. 🙂

    August 4, 2012 at 03:30

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