Skyscraper in MK
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Topic: Milton Keynes
Read in the citizen yesterday they want to build a monstrosity in MK ... a skyscraper of all the things in the world ... why?? why? why?? MK is so nice, why spoil it ... most people echoed my sentiments but others wanted it ... had to be those crazy people who think MK is boring or something and want it to be a real "city". But who wants it ... I love MK and its tranquility and it being in the countryside and yet still have all the elements of a city. They said that it will put us on the map ... don't we already have one of the largest malls? And as someone pointed out concrete cows! I mean how much more strange can you get? I am yet to see the concrete cows, got to plan a trip and go see MK's wonders.
Some people were already complaining about the XScape Dome ... they said it marred the skyline ... but I don't mind the XScape so much ... it can be seen from 12 miles and provides a nice landmark to know where the city centre is ... so, we already have our monstrosity - so no need to add one.
That reminds me, there was a huge hullabulla (I know the correct form is hullabaloo - but I like the sound of hullabulla) - about some meadows here in the OU that they wanted to convert into a car park (at least OU administration wanted to) - so huge protest -supposingly at one time they wanted to excavate the site since there exists a settlement there since Roman times. The history is great to know ... but I figure leave the meadows as it ... supposingly foxes sometimes come along there - not sure which meadows it is - got to check out its website
Found out that there is also a nature trail
- that I must visit once the temperatures increase. For open day, June 18th, there is going to be a guided tour - already placed the event on my calendar - definitely going to that! Heck who won't want to live in Milton Keynes?? One of these days got to check out the Milton Keynes Park Trust - there are a lot of nature trails and stuff around with some really old woods! Don't know why people keep saying they prefer London - it is so crowded ... not my cup of tea.
By the way, went to London on Saturday with Angela, we checked out the Thames bridge by the Eye of London, Westminster, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. We just saw these stuff from outside and in a hurry too - icy rain decided to descend upon us - when we left MK it was snowing - so I guess in some sense getting icy rain is better - since it means it is warmer :D. I figured the only reason why London is so much warmer because it must be the pollution. One of these days got to go back and see if I could go into Westminster Abbey - it looks really nice. Buckingham Palace was a bit of a disappointment - didn't know what I expected - but it just looks like any other building in London - just another pile of bricks. I loved Westminster though - really nice architecture.
Oh we went to this place called Wembley/Ealing ... and it looked just like a high street in Port of Spain - it is where the Indians (from India) mostly settled - sort of reminded me of Liberty in NY. That's the feeling you get ... and I fit right in ... didn't like it alot - crowded - but if I am ever missing Trinidad, I can go right there and feel as if I am there - only thing everyone is speaking some language I don't understand!
Posted by prejudice
at 4:48 PM GMT
Updated: Thursday, 10 March 2005 4:54 PM GMT