posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 04:46 PM
reply to post by Phoenix267
Well, it seems I found at least one other person with particular tastes. To me, they are old buildings with architecture planned by someone with
skill, maintained by someone who cared and sheltered people through the years who knew how to gather with others of like mind and purpose. Those
buildings were not the only ones that were grand with their appointments. Particular religions notwithstanding.
I just think that the buildings that were re-done in a modern style got shortchanged. The outside is still reminiscent of the 17 and 1800’s, built
out of stone, a graveyard in some front yards with ivy growing over the windows, but when you step inside, some of them greet you with white, sharp
angles. The inside doesn’t belong with the out, which indicates a designer who didn’t know how to blend the old with the new. Or just didn’t
want to. Some people like that juxtaposition though. Without a need, you are not going to have people who can meet it.
The buildings where someone took the old world charm that occupied the interior, cleaned it up and made it at glow again………shows someone who
knew how to take what was old and make it new again. They stayed true with it all and brought life back to its particular purpose.
That’s why it did me good to stumble onto those pictures and stories. Not only are people letting those old world shadows linger, but they are
revitalizing buildings that need them, they are putting buildings up for sale in a market that needs a shot of ingenuity to bring it back to life,
and, from what I’ve seen, the asking prices aren’t ridiculously high for what is being sold and where. From the business angle, they’re not
going to raise the comps to where the rest of the area suffers. From the personal angle, they’re unique.