Sunday, February 16, 2014

Photo of the Day #84: Fragile Façade

It is curious how living in an altogether historically rich country alters ones perspective. France is so filled with historically important locations, that they don't have the financial means to maintain them. This trench lined wall is belongs to the Pau Castle and is actually inhabited.

From a Finnish perspective the building looks like it has been abandoned for centuries, but actually you can see people through those windows, living their lives, minding their business. How do they cope during the relatively short winter (about a month of below 10 C) is a true question mark.

It is understandable that the historical facade shouldn't be destroyed, but somehow it seems that something has to be done. Perhaps tomorrow, or demain, as they would say in France...

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