I've just got a new passport and can't get over how pretty it is. Those pages for official stamps are no longer blank but have elaborate scenes from the British landscape overlaid with weather symbols. It's actually not a bad primer of Britishness. This is how we see ourselves, but let's not make a fuss. All this does make up for my terrible picture. They are so insistent now in the instructions about not smiling that I end up looking worried and miserable. But in the passport I have an irridescent compass rose over my face and some birds are flapping past so I just look a bit pensive.
I do think they could have a wider range of scenes. Maybe an urban centre late at night with a merry band of binge-drinkers.