…writing in the 1820s Tales of the Alhambra, about the palace of the Alhambra:
“…externally it is a rude congregation of towers and battlements, with no regularity of plan or grace of architecture…giving little promise of the grace and beauty which prevail within.”
Might there be a design lesson hidden in that observation regarding something seen from a distance?
Might there be an essential outside vs inside experience?
Might there be seeing when the viewer is moving vs seeing when the viewer is still?