I was watching a programme, can't remember what it was called, where they were looking at old buildings and I was amazed by the amount of craftmanship, materials and time people used to give over to buildings. If we look today, there is none of that and I think this era might possibly be looked at as artistically barren. Roads, pavements, buildings are all built as cheaply and quickly as possible. Even pavements in the old days had art and craft going into them, today we just lay down some tarmac Buildings have no character and no soul, again seemingly built as cheaply as possible. Why is this?