Originally posted by @TheMightyOstrich
Originally posted by @BTripz
Originally posted by @Fowllyd
Originally posted by @Barry-Sanchez
Where would you rather visit as a tourist? Southampton or them? Why can’t we be a contempoary modern fun outward looking City? Its grey, dreary, boring and well shite. The suburbs and urrounding areas are better which shouldn’t be the case.
When tourists visit Portsmouth, it’s for one reason - maritime history. There’s the Mary Rose, the historic dockyards, the Victory, the Warrior, probably the odd other thing too. Once they’re there, they may choose to visit the Spinnaker Tower and browse round Gunwharf Quays for a bit - but those are not the reason they’re in Portsmouth in the first place.
In that sense, Portsmouth has made better use of its history than Southampton has (though one might argue that there’s simply more history there in the first place). I certainly wouldn’t describe Portsmouth as a modern, fun, outward-looking city.
Which does rather beg the question - what exactly characterises a modern, fun, outward-looking city? Can you give us any examples of such a city? And what would you like to see done in Southampton to bring it closer to this ideal?
But, but, but my missus wants to go to Portsmouth to “go shopping at Gunwharf Quays” not to the dockyards or anything like that but to go bloody shopping.
We go to Southampton together once or twice a year to go bloody shopping (when I go to the football I’m on my own!!)
I know people who travel to that place near the Dartford tunnel to go bloody shopping!!!
Anyone spot a common theme here?
That you don’t like shopping much?
I have had the misfortune to be in london with the Ayatollah and her sister in law, who not only go into Next “because it is different in London”, but then insist on going into three or four more Next stores because “there might be something different in these ones”.
Cue CB tantrum.