Saturday, April 10, 2010
A Work of Hands
There is nothing worth living for but Christian Architecture and a boat.
Augustus Welby Pugin, The Builder, 1852 vol. 10
This probably isn't what Pugin had in mind but...
I came upon this little handbuilt boat at the edge of the pristine lake wrapping the shores of Hallstat, Germany. If I'd had any journalistic nerve, I'd have asked someone what, where, when, why, and how it came to be. Without knowledge of it, my eye sees a thing of beauty and wonder--a stunning work of humility, simplicity, and utility. And so I share my picture of this lovely, little craft.
In case you might think it's beautiful too.