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Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Remember what ex-president Obama said in 2015?

With yet another mass shooting in America, this time at a Synagogue in Pittsburgh, I’m reminded of a speech by the then President Obama in October 2015 following the mass shooting at Umpqua College in Roseburg. Whilst I cannot pretend

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Mapping the Smells of the City!

On looking for some ‘left-field’ geographical articles to read  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

Live Webcams from ISS Space Station, Lanzarote Airport & Manhattan USA.

Invitation to the City will regularly trawl the net to bring you a selection of Live CityCams from around the world, & from Space! I just find it amazing that with a few clicks on my keyboard I can observe

The Scream by Munch. What do you feel?

A figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky … Everyone can look at Munch’s painting ‘The Scream’ (1893) and perhaps feel something? Picture courtesy of edvardmunch.org

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

Nature in the City: London Seals.

Continuing with exploring nature in the city, have found this media clip of harbour & grey seals in London. Listening to the zoologist in the clip, it is pretty common to see seals not only in the Thames estuary, but

Towns & cities captured by amateur filmmakers.

Now having more time to pursue leisure interests, I came across an archive of ‘home movies’ shot by amateur filmmakers in, & around the area where I live. These historical media resources include coverage of; carnivals, regattas, people going about

Pigeons in London using the Tube.

Following on from my previous blog post of the courtship dance of the Grebe filmed in London, the same BBC programme: ‘The unnatural History of London’ captured Pigeons in London using the Tube. Looking around online for similar media resources

City Nature: The Grebe’s Courtship Dance.

Showcasing examples of nature in the city is a theme ‘Invitation to the City’ will continue to develop. Originally published on my blog some 7 months ago, the courtship dance of the Grebe was captured in a wonderful BBC programme