World Heritage Sites or not, it's a shame they can't be restored, using techniques proper to the time in which they were built.Have a great weekend!
Hmm, I think I agree with Messymimi. Sometimes preservation efforts get so rigid and dogmatic they defy common sense and do more harm than good!
I, too, agree with messymimi! It seems to make sense that they could be restored - doesn't it?
I may have this wrong. It could be a matter of money and the hoops one has to jump through to do it, but I have it in my mind its due to the designation.
Thanks for the pic. I spent a month in Antigua in 1962 and remember the ruined churches well. I believe they are made of brick and masonry and impossible to restore in a way that would withstand more earthquakes...I have wonderful memories of Antigua and would hate to go back and find everything changed, even the ruined churches.
Perhaps it is a reminder that these buildings in their particular architecture still remain.
i agree with some of the other commenters - how nice to restore these wonderful places.
I think they would look wonderful restored, but, compare them to the Colosseum in Rome - would anyone like to see it restored? Great shot!
Ron, that's probably it.Could be, Barbara.Nancy, it might be, but ruins have their charm, and their own particular energy.Reb, excellent point. Thanks.
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