Tuesday, 8 April 2014

York has been ruined .... like everywhere else


York was ghastly even when I was there in 1978. Just plant for the tourist industry, even then. I remember when in the 1970s they discovered a piece of Roman road at York and Michael Wharton said he wished they would leave it amid the Edwardian streets unmarked and unexplained. 

That is how it is in the Fatih district of Istanbul, or as I prefer Constantinople, where Roman triumphal columns stand in the back streets ignored.

1 comment:

  1. ha! Well I have to say I rather like York. it has retained some of its mediaeval streets and they're still cobbled. Yes, the tourists like it, but we Brits surely also like it? Try Milton Keynes or Stevenage for a comparison......