Friday, September 30, 2005

Shopping is the new religion ...

... as testified to by the fact that it is pretty much the activity of choice for so many people - the principle holiday activity for a high proportion of people - its therapeutic/redemptive powers are talked about only barely in jest.

If shopping is the new religion, then few environments more self-consciously cast shopping in this light than the Bluewater shopping centre, near Dartford in Kent.