<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d14058325\x26blogName\x3dChiswickite++-+formerly+The+Croydonian\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_GB\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d2605630255414466250', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Planning ahead, or delusions of grandeur?

The city fathers of Milton Keynes want to make their mark on eternity, as they have been raiding the public purse in order to fund lamp posts with a 1,500 year life span.

I have been sniffing around to see if an event of similar significance took place in 506, and from what I can find, lighting was not high on the agenda. However, the Bishops of Visigothic Gaul met in Agde, the Breviary of Alaric was collected and relations between Byzantium and Persia were frosty. I rather resent the fact that I will not be around in 3506 to witness new street lights being erected in MK amid, doubtless, much municipal back slapping over the foresight of their forebears.
« Home | Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »

Anonymous verity said... 2:10 pm

Gosh, that's the first time I've seen Agde mentioned. I lived fairly close to it. Quite a nice little town and been going for 3,000 years. It was purpose built by the Greeks to ship Languedocian wine back to Greece. Even now, they turn up the odd ancient amphora.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:26 pm

If memory serves, the inhabitants are called Agathois. I do have to doff my hat to the French for coming up with a word for the inhabitants for everywhere bigger than a hamlet. We fare very badly on that front.  



Anonymous verity said... 3:09 pm

Agde's nice, but the parking situation is awful. The best village on the Med in the Languedoc is Marseillan. It is everyone's idea of a harbour village in the south of France, and it has wonderful restaurants. Property very expensive though, even by French standards.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:48 pm

I think I've only been through it, as I think the coastal mainline goes through or at least near it.  



Anonymous verity said... 4:17 pm

Yes, it has a train station. After that you're on your own as far as public transport is concerned. The choice is, be picked up by someone or a bank-busting taxi ride.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:22 pm

The price of French taxis is eye watering, isn't it? At least double the cost per mile in these parts, and Noo Yawkers think Londoners get the shaft...  



» Post a Comment