Dublin is a young, modern hip place, set in an old city. The blending of new ideas in old places creates a very comfortable place. When cities focus to much on being old, the atmosphere can become museum like creating a fear of touching the artifact that is in fact a city. Some locations focus on being so avantgarde that they become unwelcoming, especially for those of us with more yesterdays than tomorrows. As the sign says, there is danger in too much focus, balance is more welcoming.
Is your hometown focused or welcoming?