Sunday, September 17, 2006

Architecture #1, Time #2

[T]he greatest glory of a building is not in its stones, nor in its gold. Its glory is in its Age, and in that deep sense of voicefulness, of stern watching, of mysterious sympathy, nay, even approval of condemnation, which we feel in walls that have long been washed by the passing waves of humanity.

John Ruskin, "The Lamp of Memory," The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849)