It was not even dark at that moment. It became the background for the events taking place, the frame that brings out the play of lights between arcades, the medium between atmosphere and architecture. I was an integral part of it, a silent observer whose eyes began to see a multitude of halftones and light reflections emphasizing the loftiness of the structure. A witness who noticed the repetitive arches not only in their physical position, but also in their plasticity and mystery.
The soundscape completed the impression. As the feeling of coldness increased, the air became heavier and more penetrating and the sound fuller. It seemed indistinct and quite distant, and yet so tangible that I lost myself in listening to these elusive tones, until they began to penetrate my skin and get deep inside, immersing me completely in this mystical experience. I walked forward slowly, silently, trying to reduce my presence to become only a recipient, absorbing space with all senses, feelings. My mind was in a state of elation, clouded by the unreal setting around me until I felt a shivering cold through my whole body. Immediately brought back to reality, I felt a damp surface under my feet, and my toes dipped into the water. A few steps further the water was up to my ankles. I stopped. I was in the middle of a clear mirror whose reflection was an extension of the walls; an infinite surface, by which the sound echoed deep into the interior. Water was a unifying medium between me and architecture. However, with only one the most delicate movement everything was immediately agitated, when the vibration of water broke the communication with the reflection, noise appeared. The sound materialised, became close and clear, dominant and disturbing. However, I quickly realised that my presence did not destroy the space at all, but was accepting it: step by step I entered into dialogue with it; I complemented my sound, I was an integral factor shaping the interior. From a silent recipient I became a creator responsible for the soundscape.