Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Last week I was in a building that was built before light bulbs were invented and I was admiring the craftsmanship and gorgeous chandeliers. I then realized that when it was built they wouldn't have had electric chandeliers and was wondering if they had candle sconces in place of where the light bulbs go now, or some other way of lighting the room. Makes me realize that electric lights really are pretty cool, lighting up rooms so well and allowing us to do things past nightfall. I also thought it was cool the intricate workmanship and massive projects they did without modern machinery. Pretty awe-inspiring.