26 September 2006


I walk past this place every day, and I just can’t decide. On the one hand, a lovely nineteenth century building in wood (it's called Ynninkulma house) has been preserved by being grafted onto a modern hotel that uses it for banquets. They're connected by an enclosed passageway. On the other hand, it's not all that happy a juxtaposition, is it? Prince Charles once complained that modern architecture too often is like a carbuncle on the face of an old and dear friend. This is more like a rare pearl round the neck of a scrubwoman. Still,...


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