I saw that, of the two natures that
contended in the field of my consciousness,
even if I could rightly be said to be either,
it was only because I was radically both.
-Robert Louis Stevenson,
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Three things are to be looked to in a building:|
that it stand on the right spot;
that it be securely founded;
that it be successfully executed.
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe,
Elective Affinities, 1808
Old age realizes the dreams of youth:|
look at Dean Swift;
in his youth he built an asylum for the insane,
in his old age he was himself an inmate.
(I thought the three white "vents" in the lower
left corner appeared as an amusing "echo" to the
street lamps in the previous picture...)
I hope I never get so old I get religious.|
International Herald Tribune, 1989
(escalators, The Pompidou)
The New Age?|
It's just the old age stuck in a
microwave oven for fifteen seconds.
-James Randi, Observer
(The transparent Pompidou is,
again, an amusing "echo" of the
famed glass church -- Sainte
Chapelle in the previous picture...)
The Old Facing the New
The nearer people approach old age the closer they|
return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes
for them to depart this life, again like children, neither
tired of living nor aware of death.
Praise of Folly, 1509
The New Over the Old (Eiffel Tower)
The New in the Old
The best part of the the art of living is|
to know how to grow old gracefully.
The Passionate State of Mind, 1955
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