McMansions are back
So much for the recession which I had hoped would protect the Merse from further assaults on public taste.
Alas. Look at this
And there are to be two of them!
Come back "Ozymandias"
'Sense of place' is an important planning criterion.In Egypt's sandy silence, all alone,
Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws
The only shadow that the Desert knows:
"I am great OZYMANDIAS," saith the stone,
"The King of Kings; this mighty City shows
"The wonders of my hand." The City's gone,
Nought but the Leg remaining to disclose
The site of this forgotten Babylon.
We wonder, and some Hunter may express
Wonder like ours, when thro' the wilderness
Where London stood, holding the Wolf in Chase,
He meets some fragments huge, and stops to guess
What powerful but unrecorded race
Once dwelt in that annihilated place.
Fast forward a few centuries.
To a post global warming world
Fishwick-an archaeologist's treasure chest
for 'gigantic leg'
Labels: Mc Mansions, Ozymandias