Saturday, April 7, 2012
I like my buildings old for the most part, but I think I might like an integration of ages and styles most of all. A city like Chicago has a lot of visual energy, and I think that is why. I'm a huge preservationist, but I believe buildings and neighborhoods should be preserved for their uniqueness, rather than their uniformity. This is a picture of two residences adjacent to Vista Hermosa park in Los Angeles. This could be a pretty appealing place to live. Fortunately, I have a place to live (my forever home.) My neighborhood is also a bit of mixed bag - little houses, big houses, mid-century apartment buildings and newer townhomes jumbled together on a tree-shaded street in a corner of town. I read a while ago that certain social behaviors could help you live a long and happy life. One was having friends of all ages. Also periodic glasses of wine.