Saturday, October 29, 2005

Lincoln has it nailed!

A very busy week. Went to Lincoln with the dp on Monday. He was visiting due to his work, and we also saw some, in fact a bit too much, of the Lincolnshire countryside later on! Anyhow, I mooched around Lincoln for a couple of hours whilst he hit the archives.

As a York resident, I am very impressed by Lincoln. Most of the tourist venues in Lincoln are up the hill (which I think they call the Cutural Quarter), whilst the rest of the city can get on with real life down the bottom of the hill! Anyone who lives in York, knows that the tourists are both a blessing and a bane; they're the lifeblood of the city, but the locals are also constantly tripping over 'em when they stand and stare art the cities many stunning sights. With Lincoln, the tourists are in a different section of the city (for the most part) so the residents aren't having to actively get round them. Now then, if in York we could just move the museums and Jorvik and all the historic buildings closer to the Minster ...

Meanwhile, my traumatic (cue eyerolling) collision with archaeology continues, though I'm a bit less introspective about it (for the moment ...)


At 3:25 pm BST, Blogger Stephen said...

Ah, the lovely Lincolnshire countryside. Like Norfolk, but without the Nöel Coward quote to give it any je ne sais quoi.

But top notch if potato fields are your sort of thing which, for most of us, they are not.

At 5:08 pm BST, Blogger Alex Bordessa said...

I thought it was a nice quiet county till on our local news (which also covers North Lincs) there were reports of a riot in Boston. Shop windows smashed, cars vandalised, the lot. I think the locals got bored, bless 'em!

At 3:16 am GMT, Blogger Olga said...

That's a great idea to have tourists' and residents' parts separately! Good for Lincoln!


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