17 June 2009

Theme Thursday-Roof




"The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof." -– Barbara Kingsolver


This was one of the first views I had when Mr. Jackson and I climbed the stairs into the upper reaches of the Duomo in Siena Italy. What inspires and amazes me about Italian architecture is the commitment to the past and the ability to add new to the old. What would our cities be like if we aspired to the same commitment?

11 comments:

The Silver Fox said...

Amazing how something as simple as a different angle can turn a mundane photo into an intriguing one.

Brian Miller said...

great pic. love all the differing lines. i think that would be something to aspire to, the blend of the old with the new. beautiful thought.

Wings said...

Love the classic look of old architecture. Too many times in the USA we let the old vanish for all-too-sterile new. :(

Leah said...

The quote is beautiful--I love the idea of living inside your hope.

subtorp77 said...

I like the quote and you do pose quite the question, here....thinking...

willow said...

Fabulous photo. I will visit Italy...someday.

Marianna said...

Great thoughts and a wonderful picture. Makes me wanna travel to Italy :)

xoxo

Tom said...

not much old architecture to be found in these parts...tear it all down and build new stuff!

Ronda Laveen said...

Stunning photo. Yes, I wonder what our cities would look like if we strove for such quality.

Rita said...

Sorry I am behind schedule this week getting to everyones post.

Love your entry. What art and design went into them. They are certainly more then just a shelter over head.

Betty said...

Lovely photo - the colours & lines are beautiful & quite surprising.

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