Does your government and local authority,respect your old historic buildings and environment?
Our government and local authorities generally have the attitude if its old knock it down,and our history is crumbling before our eyes. Is that happening where you live?
I live in Mason City, Iowa and they seem to try to preserve some of the old buildings that are historic. I think that they like to knock down old buildings where I live as they see them as eye sores and they want to get rid of them.
Hi,thanks for your reply,thats a pity, some leaders need educating as to the cultural value of our historic buildings etc.. they do sam in many areas of UK now,some of these old buildins are better designed and originally better built than mod. ones
Living in China, practically every building in the older city districts is historical and significant. The local, provincial and Beijing governments have gone to tremendous lengths to preserve, restore and repair those buildings, gardens and sites that have been passed down over four millennia. It is a truly amazing effort to be witnessed.
I live in the beautiful city of Spokane Washington, we have a vibrant downtown filled with gorgeous preserved old buildings that today's architecture could not hold a candle to. We are fortunate to have a local Government that supports preservation and growth.
There is no enduring respect for buildings in a former colony like the Philippines. My country was colonized by Spain for 300 years (1527-1898) and annexed by the United States as its first empire (1900-1946). So the buildings were built by the colonizers. These structures are symbols of suffering among Filipinos, especially Spanish churches that were built with forced labor, one by female virgins.
Out west in the southern portion our historics are only about 100 years old. The problem is that having them so designated means you cannot do things to them that need be done. Some things are fire hazards or health problems. So you find yourself with a wonderful historic building that cannot be occupied.
Only the rich can have such places.
Hi Ericdierker,thanks for your comment. Historic buildings sometimes left to fall into disrepair by our government and local authorities on purpose ,so then they can use the excuse,-''we must demolish,its a health and safety issue''.....regards
Greencha that is a terrible thought. But I think it is right.
I live in a small California town established in Gold Rush times . Much of our local economy depends upon visitors that visit us for our history-- so , yes, though the preservation efforts are not perfect, there is an effort to to keep the original structures and preserve the 'flavor' of the place. Sadly, in this economy, there is restoration work that needs to be done and funds are scarce.
As history goes, ours is rather recent. I occasionally give tours in our local museum, and it sometimes seems a bit silly to show off our 'old' artifacts to people from countries who have Roman relics in their backyards...
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