Within a week, announcements have been made regarding the development and beauty of the two places i've lived in for the longest.
The New Forest is now a National Park, something local residents were largely opposed to. The fact that it was supported by The Ramblers' Association was reason enouggh to be wary. Here's The National Trust and The Countryside Agency on the issue.
Also, Liverpool has won it's bid to become a World Heritage Site. One of 34 new sites to gain such status, popular press is likening Liverpool to current sites such as the Taj Mahal, Pyramids, or the Grand Canyon.
Surely it's best to compare it to the other new sites? Places such as a train station in India, Bremen Town Hall, a radio station in Sweden.....
The full list is here.
Sorry to put a dampner on the europhia, but soon I won't be allowed to fart without a government permit.