A “divorce” from modern architecture, on grounds of “mental cruelty”.

That and no less is the premise, a war of arson takes its toll, the final tabulation is just this, the modern can save the old, not the other way around.

The metaphors include a Spanish dam project, a carnival Ferris wheel, a block of flats in London, quaint homes in England and Galicia, a wife and daughter, a widowed mistress and her daughter, the invention of the wheel, and a case of witch-burning.