“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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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
Oh, wow, I like Ann-Christine’s powder room with a heart ❤️
Teresa, that was our toilets when I was young … outdoors, not so great in the winters – and too much flies in the summer. All had a heart on the door.
Oh wow, that must be cold going out at night.
Yes, it was … but it was also a great place to hide as a child been I been naughty and they were looking for me. *laughing Happen quite often.
Wonderful memories too.
Teresa … my childhood wasn’t that great … but it have some great memories.
wonderful gallery of old buildings. there’s something special about them 🙂
Lola, you’re so right … old things they always have stories to tell. Thank you so much!
Got to adore the old outhouse. Wonderful photos for this week’s old building challenge 😀
Thanks, Cee …. yes, the old outhouse – memories from my childhood. Very cool in the winter and full of flies in the summer. *laughing
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 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.
And I recognize some of these…Haha, powder house too! Lovely gallery, Viveka!
A-C, thank you so much … yes, your powerhouse is so cute, but your whole summer place is so pretty.
Thank you, Viveka – old but charming.
Us oldies know about these things 🙂 🙂
Girlfriend, we surely do. *laughing
Beautiful post for old buildings! Love these quotes. 💗
Amy, a hearty thank you … for your lovely comment.
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 . . .
Eha, now I don’t get it???? Sorry!!! It is just a challenge.
sad smile* Where in the world have golden oldies been ‘revered’ during the past half-year . . . it seems to me they have been most conveniently disregarded . . . !
*smile … I think we have got a lot of attention the last 6 months, maybe for the wrong reason – but still *laughing