Architecture can inspire emotions and ideals in a very special way, as I have experienced many times.
It was with eager anticipation and high hopes that I arrived in Washington, D.C. as a child. At first I loved the city. Crossing the Potomac River, I was filled with feelings of awe, wonder, and reverence as I looked upon the great gilt statues of Winged Victory, the great Classical-style monuments to Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln, and the majestic Capitol and Supreme Court buildings, among many others.
Here, I thought, are fitting monuments to America, the country I love! Here, I thought, is graven in stone the greatness and the unchangeable principles of my beloved nation! Here, surely, must work the great men, the leaders who will apply those principles and ensure that our nation, our people, and our freedom shall never perish from the Earth!
I was to be greatly disappointed. Nevertheless, we can still be stirred by the great buildings created by those architects who are imbued with the Spirit of European Man. -- Kevin Alfred Strom
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