Thursday, May 24, 2007

New Village

Mom and I hopped on a bus and took a tour of some of the local rural villages. This is Cambourne, a brand new, self-contained eco-village 9 miles west of Cambridge. I was impressed with the design of this place. Eventually there will be 3 villages in close proximity. It's only a 6 years old, but looks much older, due to the mixed architecture. It has its own schools, pubs, restaurants, fire department, businesses, all with walking paths. The countryside around it has footpaths connecting all the towns. For gardeners there's an allotment field (individual gardens in a large, fenced area). There's even windmills for power.

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