“All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful, but the beauty is grim.”
― Christopher Morley
Morley may have a way with words, and he may well be right, but I embrace the grim and grime, gallantry and greatness as often as I can. City breaks are the perfect way to experience a culture both alien and familiar with a brevity of your time and a mercy to your bank balance. Get in, walk the streets and get the last flight out on Sunday night.
Below you’ll find a collection of photographs from my favourite cities and a retelling of the lasting impressions they all left upon me.