Sir: What a refreshing change to read James Dalrymple's enthusiastic article about the Dome. How different from the cynicism and snide comments which seem to be aimed at almost everything. It is too early to say whether or not the money has been well invested, but at least some people are trying, working together to produce something extraordinary of which they believe we in Britain can be proud.
A few months ago I bought tickets for my family to go on 2 January, and have almost felt that I had to confess it to my friends. After this wonderful and moving article, I am now really looking forward to the day.