posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 07:44 AM
Lets take off those rose tinted glasses for a while, shall we?
Years and years of successive socialist governing has turned this town into the slum of the country.
Meet Burnley, UK, where you can buy a house for ten grand.
As you gaze from Turf Moor football stadium, just making out the asbestos roofing on the stand, you first see Burnleys most famous landmark, the 2 up,
2 down terraced house.
Drift your gaze up to the beautiful blue rooftops, part of a social housing experiment from many years ago, long since abandoned.
Above, you see a typical example of the cotton mill, Burnley was a very big player in the cotton industries a century ago, mainly due to the fact that
it is one of the dampest places in the country, in fact, this rain belt makes Manchester seem like San Francisco.
There are a few examples of mills left around, and most are in a run down, and dilapidated state of repair.
Finally, allow this picture to give you some appreciation of how the town planners managed to get so many people crammed into such a small area of
land, whilst relaying an open plan aspect, with a great use of open space, NOT!