Have not you yourselves sensed a difference in the light that suffuses such a room, a rare tranquility not found in ordinary light?
― Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Have you never felt a sort of fear in the face of the ageless, a fear that in that room you might lose all consciousness of the passage of time, that untold years might pass and upon emerging you should find you had grown old and gray?
Excerpt from Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s ‘In Praise of Shadows’.
Image of Original room number 241 by Ross Honeysett.