Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blockwatch Protected
























It is important for people to watch out for crime so that their neighbors are safe and their property is protected.

30 comments:

Jacob said...

Someone forgot to watch this place ... or they watched it deteriorate ... probably was a lovely building at one time. Sad.

Cezar and Léia said...

In fact, not so nice, it's a pity!
Happy Sunday
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A little bit of TLC and it'll come up good as new!!

Cindy said...

I am heading to Wilbraham/Springfield this morning to help my sister with her storm-damaged house. This photo makes me wonder what may happen to areas in that city that were damaged by the tornado. Lots old mills have been turned into art studio space in Western Mass. The house in your photo could be so pretty if it were restored.

Birdman said...

Valiant attempt!

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - if that isn't "urban decay" then what is?!

Mo said...

Love your treatment of this photo. Lots of lovely texture

Dawn said...

I like this. It kind of portrays the state in which our society lies- doesn't it?
An irony of sorts....

Sharon said...

A beautiful old house waiting to be gentrified!

Farmchick said...

Bless this old house's heart.

Regina K said...

Hopefully someone will have dreams of restoring this old house and keep a watch out for the neighbors.

SRQ said...

The sign looks new. Perhaps the Blockwatch should have started sooner. Btw, I don't think anyone wants me biking to work in this heat and humidity.

lizziviggi said...

It's so sad to see a once beautiful home decay. We have one of those a few blocks down-- gorgeous leaded glass windows and cupolas, slowly disintegrating.

Sylvia K said...

I do so hate to see lovely, old houses like this disintegrating! Afraid it will take more than a neighborhood watch to save this one, but hopefully it will do the job for the people in the area. Great post as always, Jack.

Sylvia

Fresh Garden said...

Vigorously nodding my head in agreement with all the comments above.

Randy said...

That could be such a beautiful house.

Woody said...

I so like these types of photos. 'Broken Windows' is really excellent.

cieldequimper said...

What a wonderfully ironic post.

joo said...

If only they renovated the place a little it could be a paradise - safe and pretty:)

JM said...

The decayed house together with the sign make a fantastic combination. It's a great composition and I love it.

Malyss said...

Did someone forget to do his job?..poor old house!

RedPat said...

Hopefully someone will fix it up> I see the satellite dish is still installed!

Virginia said...

I agree. We had some break-ins here in my neighborhood and the neighbors went right to work. Now this place looks like a haven for undesirables! Right?
V

Oakland Daily Photo said...

At first I thought you were being sardonic. Then I saw the tv dish and realized that people still live in the neighborhood. Too bad they don't have the financial resources to renovate. But happily, they have the social resources to join together to watch out for one another.

VP said...

Someone allergic to paint?

L.D. said...

Bet it was quite alluring in its day

Kate said...

I think that this place sorely needs renovation!

EG Wow said...

NICE catch, Jack! :))

lorinb79 said...

That's a really subtle, but powerful, shot, Jack. Nicely done!

Tash said...

Looks like some renovation has started there. Protection needed?!