Barton Square at the Trafford Centre has yet to take off and so makes for an oasis of calm.
The aim is to create a village of reasonably up market home stores (you won’t recognise British Home Stores, which has had quite a facelift before being allowed in).
But as is the way with these things, one person’s good taste is another’s tat.
It seems the Trafford Centre has always looked to Las Vegas — and Caesars Palace in particular — for insipation.
But while Caesars’ current extension will cost a billion dollars, this does look rather cheap.
Uploaded by mobile phone to Stephen Newton’s diary of sorts