|A Valentines card to my hometown|
I grew up in a Scottish newtown from age 5 - 18. It was a bizarre place in retrospect.
I love and hate it.
The first of 5 newtowns built in the 1950s, it embodies a utopian dream that the planners and architects had, but also some mistakes made by them in their first go at actualising it.
As Britain's first shopping mall, the original "Town Centre" really was, in my opinion, a building worth looking after.
Look at London's Barbican Centre or Southbank.
More on this stuff to come...