Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Building Character


Old wooden buildings with corrugated metal siding like this one are quickly disappearing from Temple Valley (this shop is actually in the neighboring village of Shore Valley), replaced by bright, broad-shouldered condominiums and shiny shopping centers that draw would-be residents and shoppers like bears to honey.
Over the years time and weather have chiseled these structures into complex works of art whose beauty is overlooked or, as often is the case with great art, misunderstood. For some curious reason they can be even more imposing and much more uninviting than the gleaming towers that so often take their place. Like all masterpieces though, the real test is time and as years pass by I'm sure they will be missed for what they are and once were.

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