My mother always taught me to walk with my head raised high, to “look at what’s flying instead of what’s crawling”, the way she put it. And there is indeed so much to see up there.
Architecture is a wonderful marriage of functionality and great beauty, a testament to being unique and technologically savvy before that expression even existed.
“Through its aesthetic dimension architecture goes beyond the functional aspects that it has in common with other human sciences. Through its own particular way of expressing values, architecture can stimulate and influence social life without presuming that, in and of itself, it will promote social development.” (from Architecture and social Change Heresies by Nunzia Rondanini, 1981).
Couldn’t have put it better myself.