Sunday, March 26, 2006

Blogs of Dalmally



In homage to fellow friend and blogger Daniel, I'm picking a town in the U.K. to learn about.

I started with the birthplace of Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. Prestatyn, Wales calls itself the "family fun centre of North Wales" where people go on vacation to build sandcastles and take donkeyrides. Definitely not equivalent to Wyoming.

Tony Blair himself is from Edinburgh and Durham, cities as understated as Texas.

Finally, I hit upon Dalmally, birthplace of former Labour Party leader John Smith. Despite my ignorance of British politics, it's a good excuse to learn more about "undiscovered Scotland."

There's something about ending a travel guide to a city with the sentence: "Most people en route from Tyndrum to Oban will probably pass by Dalmally without really noticing it, but like so many highland settlements it repays exploration."

I'm off to explore the blogs of Dalmally.

4 Comments:

Blogger James said...

Can't wait to read your reports from the field...

10:09 AM  
Blogger Col. Dr. said...

Catherine Zeta Jones is from Wales, although she doesn't admit it anymore.

I knew someone from her hometown who said they ignore her now because she acts high and mighty.

Dunno, dun'really care.

:)

4:01 PM  
Blogger Old Man Rich said...

Prestatyn ? Family fun center of North wales? only if they bulldozed the rest of the country.

12:48 AM  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Great!

I'm still getting Wyoming people comment in the Wyoming project, I may do another one soon!

It's very exciting!

11:58 AM  

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