All roads lead to Srirangam

Go to Srirangam for the beauty that it holds. And for the tiny coffee shop that serves coffee so good that you'd wonder why the cups couldn't be a little larger (they're actually only big enough for about 4 sips, typical Tamilian filter coffee cups). Why is it that we don't make such beautiful structures today, when we clearly have better resources and possibly more people with the know-how compared to back then? Have we lost our thirst to create and surround ourselves with all that is beautiful? Imagine a time when these structures were considered to be 'regular'. Now that would be interesting.