“Pillars of the Earth” is one of my favorite novels and it often comes to mind when I visit churches and cathedrals here in France and elsewhere. I think about all the lives involved to construct such a building, and what it must have been like (really tough I can imagine).
But it also makes me wonder about how society was different, how it seems that it was more coherent. Perhaps, perhaps not. I suppose nowadays we choose our circle of life (friends, family, workplace and personal interests) instead of having it imposed on us by default of where we live and in which social class etc.
In any case, I still stand in admiration for the talent and sheer physical force which are invisible cornerstones of such structures.
Wishing you a great weekend!