Books and Buildings, Old and New

There is a similarity between books and old building structures. It seems like old churches and old buildings, when fall into disuse, the majority of them turn into either a bookstore or a library. What is the correlation between books and old buildings? Perhaps it is the similar feeling of nostalgia that both of them offer. When we read books we are transported to a different time, a different era. We get to experience a whole different time period without ever having to physically have been there. Buildings do the same. Old buildings that are preserved are frozen in time, they offer a glimpse to the past, just like books. When we step inside, we get transported to a different period of time. We try to figure out what the building was and try to see it as it was when it stood during its’ time. Or perhaps the answers to these questions are not at all philosophical and are more practical.

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