cee’s fun foto challenge – old buildings

“How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50!
One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, “I could have done that!”

“New ideas often need old buildings.”
Jane Jacobs

Not all old houses have to fall apart. This is the oldest house in Bruges “Bonifacius” by the Groenerei canal. A16th-century house that today is a 5* B&B. – September 2017

“If you survive long enough, you’re revered –
rather like an old building.”
Katharine Hepburn

The Tbilisi Oldtown (Dzveli Tbilisi) – it looks worst then it’s – behind the decay, there are beautiful modern homes at most places. It is a part of Tbilisi that any camera loves – December 2018

“Politicians, old buildings, and prostitutes
become respectable with age.”
Mark Twain

The yellow Ottoman style building on the Yerebatan Cad., Sultanhamet district of Istanbul was a Police station. But in February 2015 a female suicide bomber blew herself up inside the building and it has since then been emptied, today it is being rebuilt – June 2015

“Old buildings whisper to us in the creaking of floorboards
and rattling of windowpanes.”
Fennel Hudson

My friend Ann-Christin’s (Leya) powder room at their lovely cute summer house in Blekinge – July 2017

“An old building is like a show. You smell the soul of a building.
And the building tells you how to redo it.”
Cameron Mackintosh

Willa Szai Światłowskiego, another magnificent old building … that has been looked after. Today located in Plac Zabawa’s open-air museum in Łódź, Poland. The former 19th-century villa (summer resident) of Szai Światłowski was moved from Ruda Pabianicka (south Łódź) to its current location next to the White Factory in 2008 – October 2017

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All about buildings: Old buildings, barns, sheds, houses

23 thoughts on “cee’s fun foto challenge – old buildings

  1. What a delightful post and that last house is magnificent! I love the Hepburn quote in particular. There’s an outhouse at our cabin in Wyoming which we hope to never have to use as it’s probably home to a million spiders and their webs. But if needed, it’s there. 🙂

    Happy Wednesday!


    • Happy Thursday to you, Janet!!! Here it’s bedtime soon. I think you so look into your outhouse … *smile – never you can make it into a snug outhouse. *smile Somewhere to hide when the everyday is getting to much. *smile Janet, I like that quote too. Totally new to me.

  2. Hmm ! For netter or worse you have posted this during the ‘Pandemic Era’ . . . and, however much I love Katie Hepburn her words have berm proven wrong in every corner of the world . . . sad but true . . .

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