loves architecture? I mean old, historic, detailed architecture. I’ve been stewing over this today, and I feel like there needs to be an appreciation post about old architecture.
Modern architecture is great, beautiful sometimes. But, I feel that we are trying to simplify our architecture so then you are left with glass and steel. It may be good for the environment, and it may be beautiful, but personally it doesn’t influence or inspire me.
I may be crazy, but this is how I feel. European and historic architecture mean something to me. Look at London and Paris, old New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, even parts of High Point, NC. This architecture with the stone and masonry work, intricate detail, massive in size means something to me.
I like history, I think that it makes things interesting, and if a building has significance in history, then I love it. If it looks old and is still beautiful, that means something to me. Maybe I’m just crazy and biased, but am I the only one?
“Furnishing a room was like painting a picture, but a picture within which ones life and the life of the family is to be lived, using the power in colors and lines to make an atmosphere.”—Candace Wheeler (via kpanties)