I am often to be seen browsing around in old bookshops, or junk shops (now referred to cunningly as “antique shops”!).
It’s that feeling of what you may find in amongst all that bric-a-brac….something that may not be of value, but will strike a chord in your psyche.
And it was exactly a day like that not long ago when I found some really interesting books I had been wanting to read…books that were long out of print and could not be bought anywhere…call it synchronicity or coincidence!
Anyhow, on the subject of things old, I recently came across some photos of old buildings that once adorned the grand city of Los Angeles. These were quite large houses, all with intricately carved woodwork around the doors and windows.
Of course, during the period of modernisation that hit the city around that time, all the old buildings were demolished to make way for ultra-modern high rise apartments.
Take a look at some of them here…I’m sure you’ll like them, especially if you are a Californian!
Sad indeed to see a once beautiful neo-gothic landscape replaced by ugly boxes that are very much cheaper to make, are still making the rich landowners richer, and the poor Joes on the street more and more depressed about living in a city that now feels more like a prison than a home town.
And sadly, that goes for many places around the world, where modernity has decimated cultured living….