Posts Tagged ‘the soul of a building’

When we moved into our rental house, one of our daughters said it had no soul.  Although it was clean and new, I understood what she meant.  Too many buildings these days seem to have no soul.  The house we owned in Cleveland not only was well-built, but was filled with little details that showed the care the builder took.  It lit our eyes when we first saw it, huge windows letting the sunshine in to illuminate hardwood floors.

This shot from downtown Cleveland shows the soul of a building.  Does your house have soul?  If so, what makes it that way in your eyes?  What buildings have shaped you?  If you comment, feel free to leave a link to a photo of a building that you love and that has shaped you or simply a building you find beautiful that has soul.

A real building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit.
~Ezra Pound

IMG_3159We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
~Winston Churchill