Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Preserving the Past

“Watch an old building with care; guard it as best you may, 
and at any cost, from any influence of dilapidation. 
Count its stones as you would jewels of a crown; 
set watches about it as if at the gates of a besieged city; 
bind it together with irons when it loosens; 
stay it with timbers when it declines. 
Do this tenderly, and reverently, and continually, 
and many a generation will still be born and pass away beneath its shadow.”

John Ruskin

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