When dealing with ‘conservation’ one has to realize that heritage, which has endured over centuries, can be neither grasped nor discerned all at once, within the limits of time and place. Furthermore, the legacy of centuries of innovation, development, human experience, mutation, and change requires an holistic vision to unveil its true dimensions. This holistic vision cannot be achieved easily, and unfortunately it is often subsumed by assumptions and attempts toward preordained conclusions and syntheses through self-projection and foreknowledge.