Washington Irving…

…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?

Outside or Inside

…outside? …inside?

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