I spent a large part of my professional life studying the impact of tourism on historic towns and promoting destination management. In the blessing v blight debate I was inclined to the former and promoted value over volume. Walking around the centre of Cambridge yesterday and making way for endless crocodiles of visitors demonstrated the extent to which this has been a waste of time. Did they all know here they were and what they were endlessly framing in the backgrounds to their selfies? A dispiriting experience of blight.
Photo: All Saints Churchyard, Cambridge, July 2017