Monday, August 31, 2009

The Aging Process


Do buildings have an "age" where they feel middle aged? elderly? Do we consider the age of a building as we do with dogs. Or maybe one human year is like a quarter of a year for a building. So compared to a person who is 100, a building built the same year, would be 25. That makes sense because buildings often outlast people. I wonder if when a building burns down, for example, at a young age, is it like losing an infant in the community. I don't know the age of this building but I can see varicose veins.

6 comments:

philmary said...

nice how the vines have grown over the windows..I wonder if houses in Europe and Ireland have a different age ratio..some of them have been lived in for hundreds of years..Ninth sun pictures of Venice

trishalyn said...

Great monotone image...and your writing really got me thinking!!! As always, an interesting post!

Protege said...

Great sentiment and an interesting reference to a picture.:) I too think that buildings have an age. In my opinion their age is more comparable to the age of trees, as some can be centuries old.

J.L.Velez said...

Great idea for a post. I love the monochrome and the detail of the vines. It does make you wonder about the past!

Zezee's View said...

Very nice image. It does make you think about things differently, such as how some buildings, like people, age gracefully and with dignity and others just seem to "fall apart" as they age. Being cared for, with buildings and people, is important. Great post.

Linda said...

Beautiful image and very provactive thoughts about old houses.