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A bleak vision of the city?

This advert came on the T.V. whilst I was watching something I cant even remember. But I was totally captured by the animation, & the song in the ad. The story of the advert: ‘Young Jack and his faithful little

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Driving in & out of a busy city!

Moving from a relatively quiet town to a busy city, I became immediately concerned that very quickly, I could potentially lose my driving licence, no claims bonus and a few pints of blood, because I have to drive to work on an extremely busy motorway. As a keen reader

1 Horse Power vs 100 Horse Power. The horse wins!

How to police a major city U.K. style! Photo credit: Aimanas Aima. YouTube.

Subterranea Britannica. Exploring underground & secret spaces!

Having an interest in cities, I occasionally visit Subterranea Britannica, to check out man-made & underground spaces to understand the different activities & uses of often private spaces in the past, and in the present! Photo courtesy of Subterranea Britannica.

Iconic T.V. Theme. BBC’s ‘Holiday Programme.

Just had to add this theme track and video as it seems to capture some of what ‘Invitation to the city’ is about. It also takes me back to my childhood, and late evening television and the occasional school organised holiday. Okay,

Mapping the smells of the city!

Watching the U.K. news today, I came across this article about an academic attempting to create a ‘smellscape’ city map. As the researcher reported during the news article: “We spend most of our time walking around, we see things and we

Going to the Match (1953). L.S. Lowrey Painting.

L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) gained wide public recognition for his paintings of everyday life in the industrial districts around Salford in Manchester. Working full-time as a rent collector, his day job allowed him to witness the ‘everyday’ lives of people living in

Iconic London Tube Map.

Having used the London underground many times, I became interested in the history behind the iconic underground map. A simple Google search revealed a wealth of information, and introduced another avenue of discovery! Photo credit: TfL from the London Transport Museum collection. 

Live flight radar.

Living and working in a busy city means you are pretty used to seeing and hearing airliners registered in many countries flying overhead. Flightradar24.com is a real time, flight tracking service which attracts 24 million visits each month. For me,

The Scream by Munch. What do you feel?

Picture courtesy of edvardmunch.org Everyone can look at Munch’s painting The Scream (1893) and perhaps feel something?