Subject: Re: Disappointing Destinations
London is like that. The main thoroughfares with taxis and busses and tourists...all that fades right away, even the sound, when you turn a corner down a small street and begin wandering among the mews streets...even a block away from Harrods, you can find little empty streets, a few people walking their dogs, and, if you really know where to look, a wonderful pub. Houses with bits of garden, someone washing their car, trees, corner shops. And you would NOT know it was all back there from the High Street or Brompton Road.

Pat Orinda, CA

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: When I read about Florence it came to my mind, perhaps there are towns : that rise in my admiration a lot when I step away from the main tourist : attraction and wander thru the by-roads - other towns lose the last bit : of attractiveness.