Thursday, 8 December 2016

The new medieval economy.

One peculiar result of the Internet is the revival of medieval patterns of trade. I will explain.


Here we see a farmers market with street food vendors selling their wares on the site of a Roman amphitheater which doubled as a market. (Yes I know the buildings are more recent).
A photo posted by Richard Ford (@richard.ford) on

This is Bath Cathedral. The building is Gothic but it was built on the site of an earlier church which was built on place of pagan worship. There have been street performers on this spot for a thousand years.
The more technology shakes things up the more we miss the past. The past has a great future.

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