The family which takes it mauve and cerise, air conditioned, power-steered, and power braked automobile out for a tour passes through cities that are badly paved, made hideous by litter, blighted buildings, billboards, and posts for wires that should long since have been put underground.
The past is what provides us with the building blocks. Our job today is to create new buildings out of them.theodore zeldin
We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.
Thiruvananthapuram, which got this name from Anantha , the serpent king of Hindu mythology... traditional buildings and monuments stand as great examples of culture and overwhelming splendor.
At any one time,15 per cent of the buildings of Hong Kong are being either demolished or rebuilt, renovated or restructured.
A number of frail girls... prisoners in the top room of a circular tower, embroidering a kind of tapestry which spilled out the slit windows and into a void, seeking hopelessly to fill the void: for all the other buildings and creatures, all the waves, ships and forests of the earth were contained in this tapestry, and the tapestry was the world.thomas pynchon
The winter oak... is very useful in buildings but when in a moist place it takes in water to its centre... and so it rots. The Turkey oak and the beech both... take in moisture to their centre and soon decay. White and black poplar , as well as willow , linden , and the agnus castus... are of great service from their stiffness. ...they are a convenient material to use in carving.
A lot of people think that scuttling around stencilling images onto buildings in the middle of the night is the action of a sad, frustrated individual who can't get attention or recognition any other way. They might be right, but I've done gallery shows and, if you've been hitting on people with all sorts of images in all sorts of places, they're a real step backwards, painting the streets means becoming an actual part of the city. It's not a spectator sport.
The city palace is a complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings right in the center of the old city, enlarged and adopted over centuries, has palace building from different eras, some dating from the 20th century. Despite the gradual development, the whole is a striking blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.