I have just returned from Burma where I was able to see many ancient pagodas and stupas. Burma (or Myanmar if you prefer) is also a land of occasional earthquakes. I had the dubious pleasure of experiencing one while I was there. The combination of pagoda building and earthquakes has produced many interesting ruins such as the one that appears in the picture (Indein Temples Complex). Many of the ruins are quite old and strangely attractive in their ruined state. The question arises whether such ruins should be restored? The ruins are romantic but their long-term survival is threatened unless they are restored. But then a modern restoration may be out of character with the ancient buildings. And there is always the chance of another earthquake.