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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

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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,

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 Heroine of Trafalgar: The Fighting Temeraire (1839)

Always liked this painting by Turner. The heroine of Trafalgar, the Fighting Temeraire, is towed up the Thames to be broken up at Rotherhithe. No longer loved, she is being towed by steam tugs which illustrate how new technologies replace

The iconic Concorde.

Photograph courtesy of The Telegraph. As a result of technological advances in transport through the last 200 years, the time it takes to physically travel between two places has steadily been reduced. However, in 2003 with the retirement of the supersonic Concorde

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