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Daily English 482 - Talking About Architecture

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Iktinos: I can’t believe we’re in one of the world’s most famous structures. Look at this architecture!

Pinda: Yeah, great, another old building. I’m going to sit in that bay window and rest my feet while you walk around.

Iktinos: Come on, come with me. Just look at these columns and beams. They’re over 2,000 years old!

Pinda: Right, they’re old. Everything we’ve seen these past two weeks has been old. What’s so special about this?

Iktinos: Are you trying to tell me that you don’t think this dome is impressive? It’s one of the largest in the world. Look at those cornices and skylights. I’ve never seen anything like them.

Pinda: This building has a good facade, with nice balance and symmetry, but I’m so tired of looking at the same style of building, one after another. Aren’t we going to see anything else today?

Iktinos: We are seeing some of the most important monuments to human ingenuity.

Pinda: You’re right, but I’m too tired to walk up and down all three stories. You go. I’ll stay here on this balcony.

Iktinos: What are you going to do here?

Pinda: I’m going to think about how I’d remodel the building to bring it up to date.

Iktinos: You’re hopeless!

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