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You can't get a new Provence without at least a couple millennia, and probably more, of land use, village buildings, deforestation, people moving back to the cities, etc... Provence or Tuscany are masterpieces of civilisation in the very long haul. Will be hard to do any time soon in Sonoma...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 07:45:53 PM EST
They just want the disneyland version; a few french or italian sounding named villas gated off from the hoi polloi, cool breeze on the shaded veranda and some illegal immigrants to do the work.  Don't wanna pay no taxes, don't wanna build good roads, schools, or infrastructure, just want to preen about how gracious we are.

Could be nice if they would try to be the "new Sonoma".

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson

by NearlyNormal on Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 08:30:58 PM EST
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