The modern world has unwittingly bestowed greater appreciation for older
man-made items than ever before as so many new things are too costly
Whether it be constructed of brick, wood or metal, bedevilled by corrosion or
sagging at the joints there are many examples of items forged long ago that
have withstood not only the depredations of the weather, but also the many
short-term repairs and fixes by craftsman and bodger alike – a sure testament
of build quality.
External objects furnish the mind with the ideas of sensible qualities.
JOHN LOCKE 1690