Sunday, December 27, 2009
on the plane coming home from Italy who explained
that part of the reason Florence is so well
preserved is because the people there are still living in
the 14th century. Watching people stride around in their
slick poufy down coats and super leather bags I didn't get
that impression. I've never seen so many scooters. But
I suppose she means in an ideological way. In that case
I said, deep in the throes of my missing the place I'd
just left, I'm glad.
correct almost to a fault, I find the main problem I face
is that we rarely respect our older (and that is not that old
my friend) architecture, and frequently add weird and bad
onto old and not that great. I attended the Ontario College
of Art and Design before I went to university, and every
time I see this strange new addition I feel surprised. I
can't say I don't like it, because how can new things happen,
and they have to, if change isn't given expression? But the
contrast between quattro centro Italy, and present day
Toronto is dramatic. To say the least, and I admit it, one
a half weeks later, it's still giving me pause.
Have a learning-to-love-change day.
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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