I've been reading a book about the Industrial Revolution in England during the 19th century. I've gotta say, I'm really starting to dig the whole Victorian aesthetic.

Factories belching smoke into grey skies, down-trodden workers trudging between unpleasant homes and unpleasant jobs. Rampant crime, drug abuse, filth in the streets.

It's a lot like Nova Scotia, really. Except the Victorians had money and an empire.