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"Paradise Lost", or how people consume tourist attractions

By Magdalena Sosna and Ewelina Beczała from Czechowice-Dziedzice and Andrzej Junak from Stargard Szczeciński. They are all teachers in Liceums


We all consume things such as water, pizzas or biscuits. Most of us associate the word "consume" with kinds of food and drink. Some people may come up with cigarettes, time or even money. However, whether you realize it or not, we also consume places. In his book "Consuming Places" John Urry says "places can be literally consumed; what people take to be significant about a place (industry, history, buildings, literature, environment) is over time depleted, devoured or exhausted by use".

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