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    Default Napoleonic prison being bulldozed for new flats (real life)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/o...re/8579547.stm

    Saw this in the news today which is happening about 15 minutes away from where i live, is a shame to see really. Although its nothing to do with the game itself, it did make me think of NTW.

    Another historical building being knocked down for some new flats, for a 'out of control' increasing population.

    Was constructed in 1811 by prisoners from the Napoleonic wars.
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    What the hell man? What a shame...
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    would be great to see it converted into a Napoleonic era museum or something, but is unlikely.

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    Sad to see... As it's such a wonderful looking structure.

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    ah, for the glory....wait...that's not right. how about perverse...no...destitution...no...wait! for the sickening needs of modern society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonofSparta View Post
    Sad to see... As it's such a wonderful looking structure.
    i dont think the prisoners staying there during the wars would have thought the same!

    but on a more serious note... that is unfortunate.

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    At least they won't be knocking this one down for flats on those bleak moors
    http://www.dartmoor-prison.co.uk/his...or_prison.html

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    A bloody waste this !

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    This sucks more than Empire: Total War! How can they take that beautiful building down!?
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    Yes and some 10 years later pakistan/indian/whatever immigrants will be living on that place and turn their national music there loud. Modern world has very terrible sides...

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    Joke's on them when all the new apartments and restaurants are haunted by the ghosts of Napoleon's men.
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    Knock it down.
    Bitter is the wind tonight,
    it stirs up the white-waved sea.
    I do not fear the coursing of the Irish sea
    by the fierce warriors of Lothlind.

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    makes you laugh take alook at the background in the picture all fields. yet they want to knock this place down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphic View Post
    Joke's on them when all the new apartments and restaurants are haunted by the ghosts of Napoleon's men.
    Then we'll move them to another prison-

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    Sad.....whats next, the destruction of the Colosseum?


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    *sigh*

    Yet another example of the degradation of modern society's opinion towards cultural and historical landmarks.

    What next...

    Truly a sad day. Does nobody care about these things anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gallant Forty-Twa View Post

    Truly a sad day. Does nobody care about these things anymore?
    I blame Catherine Tate. Little did we know her 'bovvered?' charactor was actually prophecy.
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    in the future museums will become macdonals.
    viva el economic liberalism!!!!!

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    I really lose faith in modern society. So many people literally don't give two about anything other than what they look like, what their favourite celeb is up to or who's winning the football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gallant Forty-Twa View Post
    Yet another example of the degradation of modern society's opinion towards cultural and historical landmarks.
    It's a damn prison. And not even THAT old. There are dozens of buildings with real significance.


    Cultural and historical landmark? Yeah sure.
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