I love me a hb pencil, you can do so much with a hb pencil. Excuse me if I repeat myself.
whereas no one in his right mind could truthfully say that he liked a vast edifice such as the Palace of Justice on the old Gallows Hill in Brussels. At the most we gaze at it in wonder, a kind of wonder which is in itself is a form of dawning horror, for somehow we know by instinct that outsize buildings cast the shadow of their own destruction before them, and are designed from the first with an eye to their later existence as ruins.
From ‘Austerlitz’ by W. G. Sebald.
Fascinating counterpoint to Keifer.
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