Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Things They Left Behind 2: Camberwell Bank Facade

There must be a story here - this building has looked like this for at least 15 years.






Well, what do you think?

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27 comments:

Irma said...

Beautiful photos Stewart.
This church has long been empty.
Then you get them there sticking of everything.
Best regards, Irma

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I think a rich dude should buy the building, convert it to a fancy hotel and make billions more.

TexWisGirl said...

wow.

Sylvia K said...

Hmmmm, I think I agree with Anni! It's a shame to see this happen to an old building when it could be saved along with its history. Great shots as always, Stewart! Have a great new week!!

bas van Es said...

Heel mooi gefotografeerd maar het ziet er niet uit .

Fun60 said...

My theory is that the property has been bought by a developer who is sitting on it waiting for prices to rise then he can make a killing.

Revrunner said...

Hmm, maybe depends on what I thought of the bank.

Andrea Priebe said...

I think that there is a stark contrast between what was and what is ... a sad story to be told somewhere, though when a bank closes down, I often think there is something amiss ... maybe even criminal that brought it to it's knees. But, in today's world, the banks are allowed to be criminal and to bring us to our knees without any repercussions ... a big part of what is wrong with our world today. It all falls umder the heading of Greed! Now, aren't you sorry you asked? You did take some awesome pictures here, lest I forget to mention it :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Christian WeiƟ said...

Great photos, maybe a ghost lives inside and or the owner lies forgotten in a room.

Marie said...

So horribly defaced. I'm sure it was once a beautiful building...it's beauty is peeking through.

Adam Jones said...

Such a shame that its beauty has been hidden.

carol l mckenna said...

Fascinating post and photography of the beauty behind all the graffiti ~ Great shots!

Happy Week to you.

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Mari said...

What a shame! I think it needs to be saved!

eileeninmd said...

Was it a bank? It looks like it could be beautiful if renovated..Great post and photos, Stewart.

Holly Myers said...

Oh if all old buildings could be restored and revalued for today. Interesting!

Valerie said...

Yes, very sad to see such disrepect for property, but beneath the ugliness the original magnificent architecture shines through, together with the beautifully ornate iron work. Thanks for sharing Stewart.

jeannettestgermain said...

I like street art when it fits - this looks more like vandalism - what a sad sight:(

Judith Gray said...

It has certainly seen better days... its crying out for someone to restore it to its former beauty. Maybe you could dig up some "before photos" for comparison and send them to the local paper - it might create some interest?

Mascha said...

I think, that is sad, but intteresting and painterly too. So much has left its footprint and I could look for hours and think about stories..
Thanks for sharing this great pictures

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous shots - but sad to see so much graffiti. (By the way, did you know word verification has been switched back on?)

Pat Tillett said...

If the inside is even slightly as detailed as the outside. Then it is a crying shame that it's going to seed. Nice photos Stewart.

Margaret Adamson said...

Bit of an eye sore now but must have been a beautiful building once. Perhaps someone will restore it to its former glory.

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Pieni Lintu said...

It's sad but somehow these looks beautiful in photos. :)

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Penelope Puddlisms said...

It is maddening whenever a beautiful work of architecture or art is defaced with scribbling and no longer respected or cared for.

Amy Burzese said...

Interesting, and I might say artful. But, it is sad to see what was a beautiful building in such shape.