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"Discovering the Vibrant Tapestry of Cities

Background imageCities Collection: The Tyne Bridge under construction, 27th February 1928 (b / w photo)

The Tyne Bridge under construction, 27th February 1928 (b / w photo)
907790 The Tyne Bridge under construction, 27th February 1928 (b/w photo) by Geddie, James (1879-1944); Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums; eTyne & Wear Archives & Museums; British, out of copyright

Background imageCities Collection: Brisbane, Australia, satellite image

Brisbane, Australia, satellite image. North is at top, water is blue, shallow coastal areas are light blue, urban areas are grey and vegetation is green

Background imageCities Collection: Childrens Political British Isles Map

Childrens Political British Isles Map
The British Isles Political map designed for school children was created using Universal Transverse Mercator projection. This political student map clearly marks the counties

Background imageCities Collection: Letchworth Brochure

Letchworth Brochure
WHERE SHALL I LIVE ? In Letchworth, of course ! will be your answer when you have visited this exhibition (from 1907) promoting the joys of living in Letchworth Garden City

Background imageCities Collection: Europe at night

Europe at night, satellite image. North is at top. Yellow lights mark the major cities and population areas, showing a clearly delineated Mediterranean coast

Background imageCities Collection: View of Vancouver, Canada

View of Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver. View of Vancouver, which contains the busiest port in Canada. It is also Canadas third largest city and is a service and manufacturing centre

Background imageCities Collection: UK at night from space

UK at night from space
UK at night, as seen from the International Space Station (ISS). City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population. France is at bottom. Image taken on 24th December 2010

Background imageCities Collection: Llama FG 8898 Photographed at Machu Picchu, Peru. Lama glama © Francois Gohier / ARDEA LONDON

Llama FG 8898 Photographed at Machu Picchu, Peru. Lama glama © Francois Gohier / ARDEA LONDON
FG-8898 LLAMA At Machu Picchu, Inca site. Peru Lama glama Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCities Collection: UK, London, Canary Wharf

UK, London, Canary Wharf

Background imageCities Collection: Europe at night, satellite image

Europe at night, satellite image. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population. There are few lights in North Africa (bottom) and the Arctic (top) since they are more sparsely populated

Background imageCities Collection: Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning

Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning
An advertisement for new houses and industrial sites at the new town of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, an example of town planning, designed to take people away from polluted cities

Background imageCities Collection: Lambeth Walk in the rain 1938

Lambeth Walk in the rain 1938

Background imageCities Collection: Ebenezer Howard - Three Magnets diagram

Ebenezer Howard - Three Magnets diagram
The Three Magnets - Ebenezer Howards diagram illustrating the advantages of the garden city. Diagram from Ebenezer Howards To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform (1898)

Background imageCities Collection: USA, North Carolina, Charlotte, elevated view of the city skyline from Route 74, dawn

USA, North Carolina, Charlotte, elevated view of the city skyline from Route 74, dawn

Background imageCities Collection: London, The Shard and Tower Bridge

London, The Shard and Tower Bridge
UK, England, London, River Thames, The Shard and Tower Bridge

Background imageCities Collection: Sheffield, UK, aerial image

Sheffield, UK, aerial image
Sheffield, UK, aerial photograph. Sheffield is a city of some 510, 000 people (2003) in South Yorkshire. The M1 motorway (running down right) links Sheffield with London (to the south)

Background imageCities Collection: Galapagos Islands Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island

Galapagos Islands Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island
AU-1500 Galapagos Islands Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island Auscape Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageCities Collection: UK, London, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye beyond

UK, London, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye beyond

Background imageCities Collection: UK, London, The City, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames

UK, London, The City, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames
UK, London, The City and St. Pauls Cathedral, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames

Background imageCities Collection: North America at night, satellite image

North America at night, satellite image
Africa at night. Satellite image of the Earth at night, set against a background of stars, centred on the continent of Africa. North is at top. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population

Background imageCities Collection: UK, London, Trafalgar Square, Nelsons Column

UK, London, Trafalgar Square, Nelsons Column

Background imageCities Collection: Flats at Thamesmead 1969

Flats at Thamesmead 1969

Background imageCities Collection: Hovercraft passing under Tower Bridge

Hovercraft passing under Tower Bridge
Hovercraft Princess Margaret passing under Tower Bridge on the River Thames, 1979

Background imageCities Collection: Hong Kong at dawn

Hong Kong at dawn. View across Hong Kong at dawn as the lights of the city still shine. In the foreground is Central District on Hong Kong Island, in the distance is Kowloon in the New Territories

Background imageCities Collection: The last day of Seaton Market 1966

The last day of Seaton Market 1966
The last day of Seaton Market in Hampstead Road near Euston 80yo Harry Gibber had traded there for 52 years

Background imageCities Collection: Winston Churchill in Bristol, 1941

Winston Churchill in Bristol, 1941
Winston Churchill visits bomb-damaged Bristol on 12th April 1941, during World War Two. Date: 12th April 1941

Background imageCities Collection: North Sea at night, satellite image

North Sea at night, satellite image
North Sea at night. Black marble satellite image of the North Sea at night. Lights from ships and flares from gas and oil platforms can be seen. On land, more densely populated areas are brighter

Background imageCities Collection: UK, London, St. Pauls Cathedral from South Bank

UK, London, St. Pauls Cathedral from South Bank
UK, London, St. Pauls Cathedral from Southbank

Background imageCities Collection: UK, London, The City, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames

UK, London, The City, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames
UK, London, The City and St. Pauls Cathedral, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames

Background imageCities Collection: UK, London, Piccadilly Circus, Eros Statue

UK, London, Piccadilly Circus, Eros Statue

Background imageCities Collection: Piazza Navona, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Piazza Navona, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Fontana del Moros sculptures

Background imageCities Collection: Picture No. 10860956

Picture No. 10860956
England - Aerial view, Hot-air Balloons over Clifton, Suspension Bridge, Bristol Date:

Background imageCities Collection: UK, England, London, Russell Square Underground Station

UK, England, London, Russell Square Underground Station

Background imageCities Collection: London, Piccadilly Circus, Eros Statue

London, Piccadilly Circus, Eros Statue

Background imageCities Collection: UK London Oxford Street Shoppers in the rain

UK London Oxford Street Shoppers in the rain

Background imageCities Collection: UK, London, Buckingham Palace

UK, London, Buckingham Palace

Background imageCities Collection: UK, London, Buckingham Palace

UK, London, Buckingham Palace

Background imageCities Collection: UK, London, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben

UK, London, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben

Background imageCities Collection: Galway Ireland Skyline

Galway Ireland Skyline
Michael Tompsett

Background imageCities Collection: Tall city buildings and a plane flying overhead

Tall city buildings and a plane flying overhead, Black and White tone

Background imageCities Collection: Poster, Imperial Airways

Poster, Imperial Airways -- Fly through Europe in perfect comfort. circa 1930s

Background imageCities Collection: GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino

GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino. ca. 1827. Greek War of Independence (1821-1832). Battle of Navarino, October 20th, 1827. Victory of the British and French fleet on the ottoman

Background imageCities Collection: USA, Georgia, Atlanta, city skyline from Piedmont Park

USA, Georgia, Atlanta, city skyline from Piedmont Park

Background imageCities Collection: Australia, Western Australia, Perth, city skyline from Kings Park, late afternoon

Australia, Western Australia, Perth, city skyline from Kings Park, late afternoon

Background imageCities Collection: Cathedral Square with Erfurt Cathedral and Severikirche Church on Domberg hill, Erfurt, Thuringia

Cathedral Square with Erfurt Cathedral and Severikirche Church on Domberg hill, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany, Europe

Background imageCities Collection: NYC Financial District

NYC Financial District
New York, New York: January 16, 1924. Looking south down Broad St, in the heart of the financial district, with the New York Stock Exchange at the right

Background imageCities Collection: UK, London, Greenwich, Greenwich Park, National Maritime Musuem and Canary Wharf

UK, London, Greenwich, Greenwich Park, National Maritime Musuem and Canary Wharf



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"Discovering the Vibrant Tapestry of Cities: From the Children's Political British Isles Map to the UK at Night from Space" Embark on a captivating journey through cities, where stories unfold amidst towering skyscrapers and quaint neighborhoods. The Children's Political British Isles Map reveals how these urban landscapes shape our world, fostering growth and unity. Gazing upon the UK at night from space, witness millions of lights illuminating bustling metropolises like stars in a cosmic symphony. Travel back in time to 1969 when flats adorned Thamesmead, capturing an era of architectural innovation. Meanwhile, Lambeth Walk in the rain transports us to 1938 London, evoking nostalgia for simpler times. Letchworth Brochure showcases meticulous town planning that harmoniously blends nature and modernity in Welwyn Garden City. Venturing beyond borders, encounter exotic wonders such as Machu Picchu in Peru. Marvel at Llama FG 8898 gracefully roaming ancient ruins; their presence reminds us of humanity's connection with nature across continents. Returning to familiar shores, Canary Wharf stands tall as a testament to London's global influence and financial prowess. Ebenezer Howard's visionary Three Magnets diagram unveils his utopian dream for sustainable cities that prioritize community and green spaces. In this tapestry of urban life, iconic landmarks like The Shard pierce London's skyline while Tower Bridge symbolizes its rich history. Sheffield's aerial image captures its industrial heritage transformed into a vibrant cityscape and can more than just concrete jungles; they embody dreams realized through human ingenuity and collaboration, and are melting pots where cultures intertwine and ideas flourish—a testament to our collective progress throughout history.