...or where are all the big lights?
to america quite a few times now over the past couple of years as my
partner is working in cape cod, in the north east of america, south of
i can only conclude from staying in hotels and
inns (bed and breakfasts to you and me); visiting people's homes; and
eating out that americans are frightened of well lit spaces. in hotels
and homes there will often be a plethora of lamps dotted around the room
but very rarely, especially in hotels, a big light. for all you
non-northern types, this means a main, central light in the ceiling
whose main purpose is to light up the whole room all at once, fancy
that. in restaurants, the lighting is often incredibly low with tiny
pools of light from tealights on the table.
understand the importance of creating ambience and romance and i really
don't want to be in rooms or eat out in places that has lighting more
suited to a football pitch on a winter's evening but sometimes it can be
helpful to actually see the food i'm eating, to read the menu without
using a torch app, to get dressed without feeling like the electric is
off or to put my make up on somewhere other than the bathroom.