Thursday, 3 December 2009

Country Life Vs City Life

Looking at spaces, I decided to express my feelings about my home town in comparison to Plymouth. In Dartmouth, nothing much changes, the scenery is wonderful and it’s full of life and magic. There is so much space which is representative of history, so the people who live there want to keep Dartmouth simple and elegant, and this is what brings the tourists in the summer.

In comparison, Plymouth’s buildings and scenery seem to change all the time, the history of the place is basically invisible now. Plymouth is very packed and the buildings very close together which people either like or dislike. What I’m trying to say is that although Plymouth is a much larger place than Dartmouth, it looks quite small because development is rapidly eating up all the empty lots of space around the city while, at the same time, obscuring sites of cultural interest and collective memory.

Posted by Fiona Dayment

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