#BlogFlash2013 Day 19 – City

Big cities are exciting places. There’s always something to see and places to go for entertainment and education. Every major country, no matter how small, has a great city, but do we only see the glamour and glitz?

City

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Streets filled with people of different ethnicity; employees rushing to work, tourists stopping to gawp, street cleaners mumbling under their breath. Open-top buses cruise the vehicle-choked roads along dedicated lanes, thumbing their noses at those sitting in queues.

Melodic strains from street entertainers compete with horns, revving engines and stomping feet.

London – rich in history – a vibrant, bustling city complete with royal parks, palaces, museums, cathedrals and magnificent buildings. What a veritable smorgasbord to delight the most discerning visitor.

Yet within the sprawling city lie areas of deprivation; council estates rife with drugs, knives and guns, places ordinary people fear to live yet cannot escape.

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7 thoughts on “#BlogFlash2013 Day 19 – City

  1. My city, San Jose, is the tenth largest city in the U.S. It used to have a cute little downtown, then people moved to the outskirts of town and the city center became drug-ridden and dirty, full of crime. More recently, the city has taken major steps to clean up the downtown and make it a destination. In the last ten years, there are more high-end restaurants, hotels, events, and such downtown. It’s freshly paved, washed, and landscaped and looks really nice! There are still poor areas of the city, of course, and areas you wouldn’t want to be in after dark, but the city center is really nice.

    Linda
    http://ulleseit.wordpress.com
    http://flyinghorsebooks.wordpress.com

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