Discussion in 'SMB' started by AlpineExile, Apr 15, 2019.
Can't remember this carry on when peacocks burnt down
It actually improved the look of Blandford Street tbf.
Surely not! And what about all the priceless relics inside
It was closed at the time, all the OAP's were at home.
Yup.I only dipped in here last night and fuck knows what the argument around page 14 was.
Black day for world history. One of the world's treasures.
Both of the Rose windows are gone.
I mean, I love gothic architecture. But in a nutshell, doesn’t this really sum up why we’re in the mess we’re in today? All of the nostalgia and sentiment, and the idea that the way things were done hundreds of years ago should be held on to and can never be surpassed? That we should cling on to the old, instead of just constantly coming up with things that are better? I mean, when Notre Dame was built, it would have been absolutely revolutionary at the time, and I bet even then, someone will have moaned at the idea a grandiose gothic building was replacing the ‘traditional’ way of doing things. Everything has it’s time, better to move on and build a better future than hang on to the past.
It’s not that we’ve got it right, we’ve actually got it really wrong. I went to Malta not so long back, every single building there is preserved to be exactly the way they were when they were built. Keeping everything the way it was sounds lovely, but that’s actually complete stagnation. We seem to be ‘all or nothing’ as a species at times. We either viciously denounce the past or we want to cling to an idealised vision of it, and the notion that the way things used to be done can never be topped. The truth is somewhere in between. Recognise the past, learn from it, and then do something you think is better anyway. Then someone in a few hundred years will look back it, and either say what you’ve come up with was really good, or that it was fucking terrible and that it should be burned down. But the truth is, if a few hundred years down the line, they can’t conclude that ‘It was good for it’s day, but actually, I think it’s terrible and I can do a bit better and knock up something which more accurately reflects and symbolises today.’ And they end up having the exact same conversation we’re having now, we haven’t advanced. But that’s just the way I look at things. Notre Dame was a beautiful building, and it’s sad when things end, but that’s the way things should be.
Not read the thread and not on twitter etc but assuming the Beardsley jokes are rife.
So the sadness is actually more a reflection of our own current inadequacies. We should actually see that as a red flag. That what we’re presently experiencing is social and cultural destitution. It would really be something if enough people can actually make the connection between that feeling of nostalgia and how terrible their present environment actually is, or that they might have the realisation that longing for a fantasy of a dreadful past - and the thing is, for all we consider Notre Dame beautiful now, you just know that there'll have been plenty of people when it was built who thought it was a bit of a monstrosity - and subsequently contrasting it with reality, in doing so, acknowledging that that idea is the result of living in an even more dreadful present, with an even worse future in store. When we’re romanticising the dark ages, and think we can’t do any better, we really have a problem.
Making a few Poachies for their lass, as he can’t make a decent boiler iirc.
Have they found any passports?
Oh yrs it is. Durham is the best cathedral on the planet.
I agree to a certain extent, but then look at the clip of the civic centre in Sunderland.
Oh yes it is. In no feasible way is York better than Durham.
The view of the Norman cathedral and the castle keep from the train station is one of the best in the whole country. I’d say Durham is the most impressive cathedral in the UK.
This lad clearly nars his cathedrals
Aye. First jobless, now homeless. All in the space of a few weeks.
I've got a hunch that's what happened
Human chain to get all the relics out
We were always told to leave everything behind no matter what when there was a fire alarm etc
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