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Mystery Chateau - Poignant

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Certainly looked like a grand building

Sad to see the beautiful architecture destroyed

But when compared to the poor souls who battled there 'Cest La Ve'



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These buildings don't have enough protection. Even when listed, a developer can buy the building, let it fall to ruin, then get an engineer to declare it dangerous, and he then has a stong case for demolition, listed or not.


The irony is the French are much more enlightened than the Brits when it comes to such issues, so it might be the case that the building had some serious structural issues, but I suspect the building was loved too much by the wrong people for too long. They can't bear to part with it, but haven't the resources to fix it up, and the building continues to decline and slowly passes beyond redemption. It's very sad.


I've no sympathy for supermarkets, nor indeed the vast procession of 'modern' buildings. There's a complete lack of craftsmanship from design to completion. Thank heavens our forefathers were more enlightened when building the world we live in.

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