April 25, 2004

Smallville Auckland

Auckland City's Fathers (and mothers) have been busily planning the future of their town, presumably before it totally turns into a huge slum.
Britomart, indoor arena, waterfront access, marina purchase, Queen Street redevelopment, you name it, it'll turn into a building site soon.
Of course, no city is worthy of that epithet if it didn't have any red light districts - you can only distinguish a vibrant metropolitan/urban area from a mere settlement by the number of red light districts it has.
In that respect the Mums/Dads are resolutely opting for the smalltown version: no matter that prostitution is now a legal economic activity, they deem it best to be kept under wraps/underground.
Silly me for thinking I was living in a real city.

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