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Lyon

Lyon
Convergence of two rivers: They shine in mid-morning light And reflect all the convergences of Lyon, All the meetings, all the transformations. World Heritage site and modern city, Birthplace of film and a centre of…

Hope Street

Hope Street, Liverpool, UK
Imagine an axis; imagine a washing line Hung across a city. Two cathedrals, a theatre And a hotel hang from the line And flap in the century’s breeze… This is Hope Street; imagine an artery…

Kings Place

90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG, UK
Left, out of King’s Cross station’s comings and goings, And up York Way to Kings Place. Those architect’s drawings With their images of all those people going and coming Never did this place justice; real…

West End

West End, Glasgow, UK
When you get to Glasgow, head straight out to the West, In the Botanic Gardens the light streams through the glass. And you may have seen some West Ends but this one is the best…

North Street

North Street, Bristol, UK
Some streets are just streets but North Street is more. It’s a philosophy and a way to organise a space; There’s always new delights behind a North Street door. If you walk in with a…

Custard Factory

Custard Factory, Birmingham
Let’s face it: everybody likes custard. Good for the heart And good for the soul. And here’s a cultural centre in Brum That’s built on custard. Or the memory of it. Here’s art And commerce…

Marseille

Marseille
No day’s like any other day in Marseille! One day is not enough to see the city; It’s shifting and it’s changing in a Marseille way It’s a place that’s just the rugged side of…

Istanbul

Istanbul
City of crossings, meetings and Time’s intersections Where History welcomes the present and shapes How the future will be; how the wide world’s perceptions Of what Istanbul can become are merely slight scrapes On the…

Christmas Steps Arts Quarter

Christmas Steps Arts Quarter, Bristol
Straight up the hill to the top, then turn And fill your lungs with artistic air; It’s a place to live and a place to learn A place of vim and verve and flair And…

Beverley

Beverley, Yorkshire
We’re under starter’s orders in the opening race Over history’s jumps to the winning line And Beverley’s the victor as it sets the pace, Minster windows reflecting the warm sunshine; Wander through the market and…
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