Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stairway into Yesteryear

Here I go again flitting into doorways. This is a stairway inside an old building (dated 1901) near the main railroad station. It must have been lovely once-upon-a-time, and I feel sad that this entrance and stairway have been so neglected. Judging by the fa├žade of the building, I imagine that the entire structure will be razed and replaced by a more modern, but probably very impersonal apartment or office building. (I just had to use the word 'yesteryear' in the title...reminds me of the lead-in to the Lone Ranger TV show I watched as a kid.)

9 comments:

erin said...

beautiful capture. i too love stairs...they range the gamut from mundane to elegant and perhaps that is why i enjoy photos of them.
have a lovely thursday.

Blogaire said...

This stairway (beautiful in sepia),is showing the ravages of time. If it could speak what stories it would tell...

MuseSwings said...

Nice! It was lovely once - your photo and colors show that.

Tash said...

Photographically speaking, one of your best, the lighting and the angle and the details are just superb. I'm so glad you captured this before it disappears.
LA public library has an old photo collection of the area. I wonder if there is anything like that on Beograd. (http://www.lapl.org/ - browse the photo collection)

Marie Reed said...

I just love the twirling ironwork at the bottom !

soulbrush said...

i too love (old) stairs...and dark ones and dirty ones too.

marley said...

This is a beauty, especially the way its lit. Lovely.

Snapshutter said...

To bad it might be razed, as it still looks lovely to me.

Debby said...

I actually think this is my favorite of your pictures. Not sure why, but it intrigues me.