Thursday, 6 November 2014

Where In The World?

You've probably guessed where this one was taken, without me even listing the possibilities.

And you were probably wrong.

It's actually in Loughborough. In the 1920's, Loughborough was promoting itself as "The Paris Of The Midlands", and planned to attract tourists with its 5/8th scale model of the Arc de Triomphe.

The scheme was not a success, and the structure was dismantled in 2003, to be replaced by (oh, the ignominy) a McDonalds.

Bonus -

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St George's Day

Patron Saint of England, America, Banana Salesmen, Sausage-Makers and Parsnip-Slicers. Bonus - What The Heck?