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So good. I suspect this is why so many Americans visit Europe, to reconnect with some deeper origin. As rock tumbled [1] as Europe is, it's very difficult to describe the feel of the ancient places [2], like parts of Wales, Cornwall, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Serbia, Portugal, Spain, Santorini, Sardinia, and on and on. And there's a bunch of proper old school in the Netherlands as well [3]

When you go to the States, the call of the new is intoxicating. Most everywhere lacks the suffocating presence of successive layering of civilisations come and gone at the cost of feeling impermanent and uncertain; even the interstates feel like duct tape on dry earth. Asteroid City's town, Fright Night the remake's new town, and ET's suburbia, is what most of the US tends to feel like to this European at least. Even the older places (VA, NY, MA, ...) seem box fresh.


[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdplq4cj76I

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalith

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_megaliths#The_Netherlands

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