Saturday, June 1, 2013

BOSTONIA CIGARS


June Theme Day for the City Daily Photo Community is "The Beauty of Decay." You can view other interpretations of The Beauty of Decay by clicking here. My contribution is building that was in decay, but is being restored, but you can see echoes of its former life.

22 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Decaying no longer.

cieldequimper said...

I hope they will keep its former beauty, unlike the one I posted...

slim said...

The old and the new work well in monochrome.

LONDONLULU said...

Love the hint of its past and hope the restoration brings back this lovely old brick structure. I always think of beautiful brick when I think of Boston.

Suzanne said...

I love to see faded write on brick buildings. It just seems so nostalgic. Wonderful post. Thanks.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great nostalgic photo, and glad to know that the building is being restored. I do hope that they leave the "ghost sign"

Bises,
Genie

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Love this industrial history!

RedPat said...

Great ghost sign and good to see the building being saved!

LOLfromPasa said...

A very dramatic shot. Like it loads.

Lynette said...

You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked this to share with us.

Malyss said...

This building seems to be good enough to have a second life.I'm glad that it will go on some years more.

Jo said...

I always like to read the word "Restored!"

Virginia said...

We call these Ghost Signs down here. Nice capture and love it in BW.
V

Jack said...

This old building has many miles remaining in its tank.

Randy said...

Beautiful choice for theme day.

Kris said...

I agree with Jack!
it still looks amazing :)

Jim said...

Great post.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So happy that this old beauty is being restored Jim, would have been such a waste to abandon it totally! the ghost sign is a real bonus!

Kate said...

Always glad to see decay repaired in buildings that make them useful for many more years.

TheChieftess said...

Glad to hear it's being restored!!! I so prefer restoration to tearing down the old and building new...

Mandy Southgate said...

I love the ghost sign! I hope that they keep some of the charm in the renovations, it looks like a gorgeous old building.

Kaitlyn said...

Bostonia Cigars was owned by my Great-Great-Grandfather, Frank X Oberle. He immigrated from Germany in 1876. Thank you for posting this great photo!