Existing Banbury Cross (England)

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Zachary said:
I don't disagree with you warfelg—but I'm going to play devil's advocate here for a moment...

warfelg said:
And you are talking about a point of pride during celebrations.  I'm talking everyday.
The intention behind the redecoration was to make Banbury feel "loud" and "festive"—the concept was to have a village in perpetual celebration.

I believe this was a horrible mistake and completely misses what many people have loved about BGW for years—the understated charm and beauty of sleepy European villages tucked away in a dense Virginia forest—but, alas, what do I know—the experts thought it was boring and depressing. *sigh*
Yea I get that part. I think they could do that without the flags though. I feel as though they really are stuck between fun and exciting and traditional. I would explain more but I have a meeting to go into.
 
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The flags are a bit in your face, but i find the music more jarring of the two. Especially since it bleeds out of the hamlet. Also the bus could be replaced with an equally successful stand of different design, maybe an old style street vendor with a cart.
 

Lord Robert

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I'll bet you guys that after 5 whole years, that Banbury Cross is still going to have the same darn things that we complain about. If they do remove those things for the 2019 season then I would be proven wrong.

Place your bets! 😋
 
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Did anyone else notice that "One-eyed Jacques" is now "Kidsington Station". It sells only Sesame Street and kids stuff. All the Beatles, Dr Who and British stuff is gone. Even the cast members don't know that stuff went.
 
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