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I live in China … a massive, massive country.
In fact I’ve lived in many massive countries in my time which has the affect of me always being amazed at how much beautiful countryside England – a minuscule land by comparison – has.
Just recently, I saw this photo of the Pennines and was awestruck by its beauty.
Look at it.
So majestic in it’s beauty and grace.
Green for as far as the eye can see, framed by the stormy clouds of the North.
As much as I hated my parents taking me to places like that as a kid, I miss it so much now.
Don’t get me wrong, there are many stunning places in China – but it’s different – and while I appreciate it’s beauty, it’s photos like the one above that seems to have a deeper affect on me.
What’s weird is that I believed I would never move back to England, but if I could be near that, maybe I would.
And yet I hear the Government are thinking of putting a train line right through the middle of it.
Apparently it would help commerce and connect cities.
It would aid transportation and stop congested roads.
And I see the value of that … I see how that would help millions of people … but so would keeping this exactly the way it is, because while the promise of progress is very compelling, we should never lose sight of the value of heritage.
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