Friday, 29 May 2015

Bloody Tourists.

I just watched this video, which is fundamentally about the fabled magic of Egypt.

It reminded me of a problem I’ve always had. If I visit a place steeped in history, magic, Romantic atmosphere, that sort of thing, I can’t see it or feel it if there are tourists about. I have to be alone, or maybe with one other special, trusted, like-minded person. Add a group of tourists, however small, and the magic disappears. It becomes just another tourist attraction, another theme park. I expect I've missed a lot that way.

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