Question of the Week: Old buildings, anyone?

WordPress asked the question; Old, abandoned buildings: Cool or creepy?

I have to admit, I find old buildings incredibly cool. Especially the Victorian-age buildings. We have a few of them in the city I live in. The whole city itself is historical and the historical society get right bent out of shape if you try to change a Heritage building.

I think the reason I love the older homes is because they have so much more character than newer ones. Newer as in the last fifty-sixty years. There are war-time homes around town, but they just don’t have the unique craftsmanship the older homes do. The designs along the rooftops, or in the stonework. My husband works in construction so I know how quickly the new houses go up and the shoddy workmanship that goes into them. Skimp a little to save a buck. Some in the trades do take pride in their work, but not as many as you think. Pre-fab buildings slapped together as quickly as possible and get the people in.    

There’s also history in old homes. We live in an old farmhouse, that used to be the telephone operator sixty or so years ago. Everyone in the area knows our house and/or someone that used to live in it. ON the down side, you have to have money to keep up with the repairs on an old house, and most of them are drafty as hell.

What about you? Which do you prefer?

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

2 Responses to Question of the Week: Old buildings, anyone?

  1. Joyce Alton says:

    Definitely the old. You can drive past dozens of newer models and never feel the urge to turn and admire them. I love staring at architecture. Plus, old homes always have fun nooks and crannies you don’t expect. It’s great for exploration.

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