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The popularity of street photography on Instagram prompted photographer @hrudography to start @streetrepeat: a curation account showing similarities and repetitions within the genre....

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The popularity of street photography on Instagram prompted photographer @hrudography to start @streetrepeat: a curation account showing similarities and repetitions within the genre....

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The popularity of street photography on Instagram prompted photographer @hrudography to start @streetrepeat: a curation account showing similarities and repetitions within the genre....

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.@atzeatiba’s series of the monolithic 1970s towers of Kottbusser Tor, Berlin, shot on 35mm film. . #guardiancities #city #cities #filmphotography #germany #berlin #towerblock #building...

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This building, shot by @tonikiss_, is in Militari district in western Bucharest. The area developed rapidly following the Romanian Revolution of 1989, partly because of its proximity...

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The Parkroyal on Pickering is one of Singapore's most iconic #gardencity hotels, with lush natural landscaping at many levels of the building, which is shaped to evoke natural land...

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The centrepiece of Gardens by the Bay is an ultramodern greenhouse, built around an artificial mountain with a colder climate as you ascend to the top. It’s basically the garden of...

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Stacked on top of a cluster of performing arts venues like a layer cake, the upper levels of this public arts school in Singapore have gaps built in, through which breeze and daylight...

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80% of Singaporeans live in public housing, including @jonthearchitect, who is taking over @guardiancities’ Instagram this week. This 40+ storey tower features a self-shading pre-cast...

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Gardens by the Bay is Singapore's future central park, built on reclaimed land in the middle of a forthcoming downtown expansion. It’s filled with gigantic manmade “super trees”...

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Live from the equator: Singapore-based designer @jonthearchitect is taking over @guardiancities this week to give us a glimpse of how Singapore hangs onto its title of Garden City....

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A ship washed on to the streets of Kesennuma by the tsunami in March 2011. Seven years on from the earthquake and tsunami, thousands of residents on the northeast coast ​of Japan...

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In cities from New York to Paris, Philadelphia to Baltimore, urban dirt bike riding is considered by many a crime and a dangerous public nuisance.​ But some street riders rise from...

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Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama​'s​ series Untitled (1989-2005) tracks the changes in the Tokyo-Yokohama area over 16 years, telling a visual story of areas of the city that...

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The San Nicolás Tolentino cemetery in eastern borough of Iztapalapa, Mexico City, is one of the city’s most crowded. @dronerobert captured this shot of it from above. . #guardiancities...

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Comprised of three 30-floor towers, each over 100m high, Belgrade’s Rudo complex is one of the most prominent structures on the Serbian capital’s skyline. It is better known as...

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Las Condes city hall in Santiago, Chile, was designed by the architect Cristián Undurraga and built in 2002-3. Its striking facade is the result of an exoskeleton of steel and concrete...

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People walk in Sempione park during a snowfall in Milan, Italy. Persistent snow and freezing conditions from a Siberian cold snap are causing delays in many parts of mainland Europe,...

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A person walks near the British Waterways building in Nottingham​​ as another day of sub-zero temperatures, gale-force icy winds and blizzard-like conditions is expected​. Photo...

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Snow on the canal boats on Regents Canal outside @guardian’s office in Kings Place, London. Follow @guardian for more live coverage of the #beastfromtheeast wreaking havoc across...

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@joakim.ludvig took this photo of the residential district of Majorna in Gothenburg, Sweden, “on a really cold day”. . #guardiancities #city #cities #gothenburg #majorna #sweden...

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More than 30,000 slum residents have been forced to the ‘critically polluted’ area of Mahul, a former fishing village to the east of India's metropolis Mumbai. Read more at the...

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Nobody focuses on the housing market crisis in quite the same way real estate photographers do​. ​See @guardianaustralia for more​ gorgeous photos of derelict properties you still...

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High-rise apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands, shot by @splendido23. We’re casting our eye Down Under for a special series on Australian cities – what should be on our radar? . #guardiancities...

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“The already fairytale-like city of Tallinn looks even more charming under a fresh snowfall,” remarks @vincentdemers, who visited the Estonian capital earlier this month. . #guardiancities...

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A bus stop on the outskirts of Comrat,​ a tiny city in ​​Moldova​ and the capital of the autonomous region Gagauzia. 27 years on from the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it...

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Kivilinna, or Stone Castle, was designed by Oskari Holvikivi and built in 1908 in the city district of Ullanlinna. Photographer Kristo Vedenoja captures the colourful mix of architectural...

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Edificio Mirador, shot by @stepegphotography, is a 22-storey residential building in Madrid, Spain. It was designed by architectural practices MVRDV and Blanca Lleo and completed in...

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.@aerialcyp captures the night lights of Nicosia, the capital and largest city of Cyprus, from above: “At night the lights expose the secrets of the city.” . #guardiancities #city...

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.@trevorfinnegan ​has spent seven years documenting traditional shopfronts throughout Ireland. This is​ ​Hanley’s Pub​ in Emly, ​​Co​unty​ Tipperary​, used today...

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Architect Dang Viet Nga​ says her ​five-storey ​'Crazy House' is her tribute to​ ​the natural surroundings​ o​f Dalat​, the​ isolated mountain town in southern Vietnam's...

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Journalist ​Ghaith Abdul-Ahad’s watercolour sketch​ of a view from a military post in Mosul, Iraq,​ the day after the Iraqi army liberated the old city from Isis in July last...

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Pro-Islamic State demonstrators in Mosul in 2014.​ ​Our Cities at War series continues with part two of​ ​Ghaith Abdul-Ahad​'s report of Isis's attempt to form a functioning...

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Scenes of destruction in the old city of Mosul, shot by journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in July last year. Ghaith’s two-part report on how Isis attempted to set up and run a city-state...

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​.​@j9ryl got a drone last April​.​​​​ That marked the start to his exploration from above, he says. “Since then, I’ve not once left home to shoot without my drone...

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Night view of Sham Shui Po from Garden Hill, Hong Kong, shot by @indostreets. . #guardiancities #city #cities #hongkong #hk

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In between beautiful bricks through the canals of Hamburg, by @dogacanonaran. . #guardiancities #city #cities #germany #hamburg #deutschland #canalstreet #canal #canals

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.@urbanflaneur is an observer​,​“roaming the streets seemingly without aim, absorbed in the moment and the experience of being in a place”.​ Jan Halle's images capture serenity...

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.@jimiconnor has spent years documenting the abandoned, derelict or converted milk bars of Melbourne’s inner suburbs. "They represent a lost era in Australia that’s been lost –...

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Valparaiso, on Chile’s central coast, is "a city shaped by boom and bust", says @stay. "The pastels of its tightly-packed and precariously stacked hills cover an amazing mix of architectural...

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50 years married, north London, 11am.​ ​@sconomarco's photographs of London's working-class pubs​ aim to tell the story of "an unmissable part of British heritage".​​ His...

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.@aydinbuyuktas' scifi-inspired digital collages of Istanbul, shot by drone, manipulate time and space. See more at the link in the bio... . #guardiancities #city #cities #drone #drones...

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Scottish artist Renny Tait renders familiar landmarks​ ​of London​ ​as stripped-down, abstracted​ ​architectural form​s​.​ ​Thresholds to Brighter Worlds is at @flowersgallery...

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New maps showing accessibility of cities across the globe show huge inequalities in commute times. Here’s a visual breakdown of the ease of travel to urban centres in India. The lighter...

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Made in Stoke-on-Trent isn’t about stereotypes. It’s about fighting against the odds. Watch the full eight-part documentary at the link in the bio #MadeInStoke

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Started in 2002 with only seven participants, ​International No Pants Day ​is now marked in over 60 cities around the world. The idea is that passengers board a subway at separate...

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This drawing, by the architect Paul Ruldoph, shows how the Lower Manhattan Expressway ​would have sliced directly through New York's Lower East Side. The project was cancelled after...

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Director Wes Anderson has a defined aesthetic – once you’ve got your eye in, you can see it everywhere. That's the premise of @AccidentallyWesAnderson, an Instagram community of...

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That’s the spirit... A metro train decorated for the New Year in Moscow, Russia, on 2 January.​ Photo: AFP/Getty Images . #guardiancities #russia #moscow #metro #publictransport...

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Downtown Dubai, as captured from the 828m (2,717ft) tall Burj Khalifa by @theexhorbitant. The lights of the city at night vividly display its urban development. . #guardiancities #city...

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.@antoniusphotoscript shot this nighttime scene in Iao Hon, the old neighbourhood of Macau – an autonomous region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong...

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.@doubleshockpower took this shot of Stone Street, New York, on a cold wet day earlier in December.​ . #​newyorkcity #newyork#city_explore #seemycity #ig_architecture #citygram...

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.@bos_fog​ wakes up to a snowy Boston. The average temperature in the city only reaches as high as 4 degrees Celsius (about 39 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day in December – and...

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In the University Square in Bucharest, Romania,​ you can't miss the students – or "the most beautiful sunsets", says @art_hunters. . #guardiancities #city #cities #romania #bucharest...

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Look again... This "triumph of trompe-l'œil" stopped @esperanca_d in her tracks in Parma in northern Italy. It's one of her favourite cities to walk around in, she says. "Beyond the...

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.@greg_bntl captured this quintessential urban scene on his most recent visit to New York in September. “There's no denying the fact that the face of New York is changing – even...

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​The ​Holy Trinity church, sitting atop a grassy hill in Vienna, is better known as the Wotruba Church after its designer Fritz Wotruba. It is a classic example of 1970s Brutalist...

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These two towers, the Absolute World Towers, are not far from where @fj_diez lives in Ontario. "Most people refer to them by their nickname, the Marilyn Monroe Towers," he says. "You...

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.@ottavianina captured this view of Rome from the Pincian Hill, which makes up the western border of the Villa Borghese and overlooks Piazza del Popolo. Saint Peter's Basilica can be...

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.@ann.explores goes beyond the neat, touristy city centre of Tbilisi to see something different. "Just a few stops on the subway get you to the outskirts of Tbilisi where reality is...

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Hans Wichmann's shot of the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre in Avilés, northern Spain, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Art of Building Photography Awards​​.​ Wichmann...

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That's a wrap of #guardiansaopaulo! Thank you for sharing your views and photos with us – we hope you've enjoyed our week-long report on this fascinating megacity. Obrigado, and até...

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Rue 25 de Março is one of the most important commercial hubs in São Paulo, says @miguelitogarcia. “You can find everything you want here, from clothes to sex shops. At Christmastime,...

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.@miguelitogarcia: “Hundreds of abandoned buildings in the centre of the São Paulo city have been invaded and transformed in slums, where lots of families are trying to start new...

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The Altino Arantes skyscraper can be seen from most of São Paulo. Architect Plínio Botelho do Amaral was inspired by the Empire State Building and the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. . #GuardianSaoPaulo...

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Graffiti is part of São Paulo, says @miguelitogarcia. The heart of it is Beco do Batman. “It’s not just a colourful street to take photos on. The place is brimming with ideas,...

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On the last day of #guardiansaopaulo, @miguelitogarcia is taking us on a tour of his city. “São Paulo has lots of modern, high buildings but some places look like time has stopped,...

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The Obelisco Mausoléu aos Heróis de 32, near Ibirapuera Park in the neighbourhood of Vila Mariana, in the south of inner-city São Paulo. The 72m obelisk, built from 1947 to 1970,...

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The Museu do Ipiranga ​i​s the oldest public museum in the city of São Paulo, set in the Parque da Independência. . #GuardianSaoPaulo #GuardianCities #saopaulocity #saopaulo #IG_SaoPaulo...

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The most famous bridge of São Paulo: Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge – better known as the Ponte Estáiada – as captured by ​@matheusbribeiro. In yellow, green and blue, it...

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The Altino Arantes building, seen here centre-top, is one of the best-known buildings of São Paulo. It is the third-highest skyscraper in the city and the seventh-highest in Brazil....

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@matheusbribeiro captures dramatic, colourful shots of his home in São Paulo.​ This is the Marginal Pinheiros, the concrete jungle – the site of some of São Paulo’s best-known...

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From coffee barons to banks, Avenida Paulista is symbolic of São Paulo's path to becoming the largest and richest city in Brazil. . #GuardianSaoPaulo #GuardianCities #saopaulocity...

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Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (better known by the acronym Masp) is one of Brazil's most important cultural institutions. Opened in 1947 and located on Paulista Avenue,...

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Porto Geral St, better known as "Ladeira" because it's on sloping ground, is one of the main access points to another large commercial centre of São Paulo: Rua 25 de Março. It's a...

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The Sé Cathedral is located in the center of São Paulo, in Praça da Sé. Inaugurated in 1954 in commemoration of 400 years of the city, it is the largest church in São Paulo with...

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There's enough on São Paulo's most famous avenue to keep tourists entertained for several days. As one of the main commercial centres of the city, Paulista presents many restaurants,...

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.@dearaujo, an architect and town planner, draws inspiration for his dreamlike digital collages from the “chaos, inequality and disorder” of São Paulo. “It is always good to...

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.@tu__ca’s 2004 image of the Paraisópolis favela next to wealthy neighbouring Morumbi came to symbolise inequality in São Paulo. See the link in bio for the inside story . #guardiansaopaulo...

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Bixiga is a traditional neighbourhood in the centre of São Paulo that has welcomed many Italian immigrants. “Many of São Paulo’s great theaters and nightclubs are located in this...

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The Igreja Rosário dos Homens Pretos da Penha, commonly known as the Slaves’ Church, was built in 1802 and is a historic site of São Paulo. It is the only building built by slaves...

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.@instamooca is named for the neighbourhood of Mooca, considered by many to be the most authentic in São Paulo. Thousands of European immigrants moved there in the 20th century, and...

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“Some people say that São Paulo is gray, but I disagree,” says @jbrizida, who captures scenes from the neighbourhoods of the megalopolis as @instamooca. “When walking through...

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We’re back on Avenida Paulista, an economic and cultural hub as well as a symbol of political power. Protests have been held there since 1929 and continue today. On Sundays, the street...

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Marginal Tietê is a major route through São Paulo, connecting the eastern, northern and western areas of the city. It is also the site of the São Paulo Indy 300 race . #GuardianSaoPaulo...

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The Octávio Frias de Oliveira bridge was opened in May 2008 after three years of construction. At 138m (450ft) tall, it connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue,...

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Estação da Luz, in the Bom Retiro district of São Paulo, is a major railway station in the city. It was designed by the British architect Charles Henry Driver, and marked 150 years...

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Welcome to São Paulo Live, our week-long special report from Brazil’s largest city! Over the next five days we’ll be sharing different photographers’ views of this vast and complex...

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With a population of 12m, São Paulo is the largest city in Latin America​, as evidenced by this shot by @saopaulocity. Next week we're giving over five days of special coverage to...

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. @artbrut_architecture shared this shot of the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate with us in honour of its architect, Neave Brown, being recently awarded the Royal Institute of British...

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@guardian’s @davidlevene and @ollywainwright on shooting in Yangon in Myanmar. See more of David’s work at the link in bio. . #city #cities #guardiancities #CITYdavidlevene

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Sunset on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala​.​ ​The city’s population more than doubled between 2002 and 201​4. An exhibition of the work of @guardian photographer...

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.@the_global_joe took this shot of the historic Cardiff Castle reflected in an autumnal puddle. The castle dates back to the late 11th century and can be found in the centre of the...

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Australian artist @ojaewun took these photographs in Pyongyang in August 2015, when North Korea was celebrating 70 years of liberation from Japan. He says he was surprised to find it...

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“Poland is where eastern and western cultures are fighting, or trying to unite – it depends on your perspective. I’m trying to find geometric beauty in modernist objects,” says...

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The Acropolis, says @unescoworldheritage, is “the most striking and complete ancient Greek monumental complex still existing in our times”, and a “supreme expression of the adaptation...

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“Rooftops are a key feature of most Ho Chi Minh City homes, providing some much-needed outdoor space in which to dry clothes, grow plants, exercise, or relax (usually at night, when...

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.@ashley_corb continues her resident’s tour of Ho Chi Minh. “Much of the city’s culture can be found in its alleyways, narrow and bursting with life behind the main streets. This...

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.@ashley_corb: “While some of Ho Chi Minh City’s historical architecture is being demolished to make room for development, other buildings have been repurposed, such as this 20th...

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.@ashley_corb: “From the late 1800s until the early 1900s, Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) was a culture and commerce hub for French Colonialist Indochina. Many distinct buildings built...