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Crime Map for where you live & work.

Interactive crime maps for where you live are available here at Each dot marks the approximate location of incidents reported to the police in England and Wales in the last month. Crimes are ordered by type & the categories

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What memories did these properties hold?

When out walking, several urban landscape photo opportunities often present themselves. Derelict buildings, being pulled down for redevelopment plans, perfectly illustrate how a once familiar landscape will change over time. As I put my camera down, I gave a thought

Parkour & Free Running in the City.

Quite a few time this summer I’ve just sat back & admired the spectacle as Parkour enthusiasts negotiate their way over, across, under & through the many built structures & Street furniture inherent to the City. Parkour, which has been

City Nature: The Grebe’s Courtship Display.

Showcasing examples of nature in the city is a theme ‘Invitation to the City’ will continue to develop. The courtship dance of the Grebe was captured in a wonderful BBC programme called ‘The Unnatural History of London’ first broadcast in

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.

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

Railway time becomes Standard Time.

As I investigate more about living & working in cities in the U.K., and in the wider world, I found this fantastic little article about how the expansion of the railway network by the Great Western Railway (GWR) led to Britain adopting

Nature in the City.

When I started my blog, I always intended to include pictures & comments on nature in the City. As I walk the spaces of various cities, I am always looking out for a story!