Date: 2012-12-09 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rei-shi.livejournal.com
Europe always seems so full of places full of that people took time and effort to craft as if they were works of art.

Date: 2012-12-10 06:53 pm (UTC)
ext_6284: Estara Swanberg, made by Thao (Default)
From: [identity profile] estara.livejournal.com
Well, on the other hand all that glamour and time was usually gained by using taxes from poor folk - we didn't have a middle class for the longest of times - and pressing money from the New World countries and colonies and just spending them on looking glamorous, a la Louis XIV., etc.

And considering that some of these buildings took decades to be finished I rather doubt the work would be affordable these days.

What I'm basically trying to say - it's not all just honest work going on there, even though the end result is beautiful (if people pay the money to keep it up).

Also, a good yule to you!

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