There's still a visible historical chain of harbour development, from little creeks (or "fleets") running up to what would have been merchants' houses, then to
nineteenth-century versions of which are now offices, flats and a very visible number of oriental carpet shops), these in turn being supplanted by a modern "Harbour City" set of developments, like so many other cities, complete with tourists gliding past on Segway tours. One difference here is that the housing includes plenty to rent, and the "anchor" building is a striking and gigantic new concert-hall, music education centre and public cultural space (complete with wavy roof)
cranes and wind turbines and
other industrial facilities stretching as far as the eye can see.
the local millionaires' row, stroll on the beach, admire a museum collection of traditional sailing boats or visit a Soviet-era submarine, while watching a ship with thousands of freight containers on board coming right into the city centre, or some massive cruise ship being refitted on the other side of the river.
Retirement, advertising on a home exchange website - and not having a lovely garden like yours to maintain!ReplyDelete