This year Bristol Zoo is 175 years old. Apart from celebrations it may also be a useful occasion to think of the changing appeal of the zoo. Originally it was designed to show us animals that most of us were unlikely ever to see. Now as travel is much easier you can take an Arctic cruise to see polar bears, go to Borneo to see orang-utans or to Kenya to see lions and giraffes. So do you still visit zoos?
In the aftermath of the Costa Concordia cruise ship tragedy on January 13, the announcements by government ministers from Turkey and Greece that they are introducing measures to give cruising in the Mediterranean a boost couldn’t have come at a better time.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the National Trust is a “good thing” Maybe it was but I am not sure anymore.Showing a visitor around, I was going to take them to see some of the views from the highest points. It happened the land was owned by the National Trust and although I [...]
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