My suspicion is, countryside will win this poll by a landslide. You've got the wild animals, the pleasant greenery ...but also, with less people in the countryside, there's more 'secret' stuff going on. When I was a kid, I found a samurai sword in a wood five miles out in the middle of nowhere (true story). But which is not to say that I don't appreciate your POV if you prefer the city. The graffiti, the architecture, the fancy shops: all good. I have this recurring dream that Bristol is just on the other side of the valley outside my window (as opposed to being thirty miles away), so obviously my subconscious brainhole is well and truly sitting on the fence.
But if, as I suspect, the countryside wins by a landslide ...what gives? Look at it this way: almost all office workers (infamously) can now work from home. Also, everyone hates travelling to work by train. So why doesn't the government build shops and offices on the edge of smaller towns and villages? Everyone would be happier. You're not telling me that it won't be just as cost-effective, or pro-active for the economy, to have little 7.5 tonners heading out to the countryside as a gazillion, regular-size artics all heading to cities (which is what we've got at the minute). Anyway. Blah.
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