Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Croydon the new Barcelona

I can sympathise with David Bowie using Croydon as an insult.

I use Croydon as an insult.

I have a friend who lived in Croydon, more or less, and she uses it as an insult.

So I have to say I was amused by the attempt to make Croydon sexy.

They're going to dig up a river, introduce lots of plants and generally spruce the place up a bit.

In theory I'm all for this, Croydon as cultural hub thing, but I can't help but think it's never going to get over its slightly chavy roots.

Croydon is ultimately a shopping mecca, does it really need to be anything more.

Can it be?

I wil remain unconvinced until the transformation takes place.

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