Bank of Portugal’s façade crumbling

In what could very well be an allegory of the times, the façade of the Bank of Portugal in Lisbon’s Avenida Almirante Reis is crumbling. Indeed, the situation is so bad, that metal barriers have had to be installed around the building in order to protect pedestrians from any injury as a result of falling masonry. Meantime, scaffolding is being erected and work will now go apace to repair restore the building to a condition more appropriate for a modern country’s central bank.