Monday, November 07, 2005
This is what passes for a traffic trail photo in Cambridge. As you can see, it's a bustling hive of activity - and very dark.
The city council seem to run on an entirely different principle from Glasgow city council who believe in plenty of floodlighting and streetlighting and decorative lighting. Indeed, people have been know to fall asleep on park benches and waken up half an hour later to find themselves floodlit. However, Cambridge not only don't believe in anything as appallingly common as floodlighting, they try and keep streetlighting to a minimum too.
This means that many streets in the town centre are plunged into Stygian darkness during the winter. These are also the streets most likely to be populated by people flitting about in long black gowns.
Posted by Alcluith at Monday, November 07, 2005