Will new look dent respect?

STREET WISE: Will new look dent respect? - The Nation, August 11, 2005
...Thai visitors often resent the changes that have been made. A visit to Muang Sing Historical Park, for example, reveals patched-up grey cement blotches on the red bricks of an ancient castle. On the ground was also a tiny L-shaped piece of steel, leaving visitors to wonder whether it was a part of the ancient structure, or just something left behind by the workers...
Why should we Buddhists have any complaints? After all, the glossy gold will grow dull as time passes. And that is perfectly in accordance with the Buddha’s teaching that nothing is everlasting.