A Tale of Two Cities

The cities of Liverpool and Milan compared in a lengthy feature in today’s Observer, written by Tim Adams.

‘The traveller from Liverpool [to Italy] finds that the hardest thing to adjust to is not the wealth but the optimism,’ Ian Jack wrote, back in 1985. Given all the bottled hope in Liverpool, you could fairly say this was no longer the case. Now, it seems, the toughest thing to come to terms with is the sudden shift in style.