Sunday, 22 November 2015
Travelling round the UK with a show about change, I have noticed a few changes as I go.
1. Most British medium-sized towns are now composed of two parts. A dilapidated High Street consisting mostly of charity shops, and the gleaming mall full of shoppers drinking coffee from global outlets who pay no tax. Hard to see how High Streets can survive, apart from as heritage sites or sets for dystopian movies.
2. The English countryside now seems to have quite a few fields that contain llamas. Very perplexed llamas - presumably wondering how they ended up in such a dull part of Peru, where there are no mountains and the condors are tiny.