Photo Story

Our series of photo stories are visual investigations of people, street art, food markets, festivals, architectural splendour (and ruins), found in amazing cities around the world. City life is full of arresting images on every curb and corner, so check out what our photographers have posted recently below…

Travellers who find themselves continually bemoaning the loss of traditional customs and cultures to the all-devouring monster of Capitalist commerce might find a trip to Castellammare del Golfo, near Trapani in Sicily, refreshing. This ancient port, with its medieval fortress, has retained its fishermens’ heritage and many a stocky Sicilian…

The cafes of Paris are where the intellectual, social and gastronomical life of this great city takes place. Politics are discussed, art criticised, love affairs formed, and – naturally – plenty of good food and drink is digested along the way. With a little help from the millions of tourists…

The largest and busiest market in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia’s Zhenski Pazar (Women’s Market) is a chaotic centre of cheap commerce where traders vend fruit and veg, cheeses, cured meats, dried fruit and nuts, homemade halva and handcrafted ceramics, along with fake designer clothing, expired medicine and tourist tack (recently…

Krakow’s trams are an integral part of the city’s infrastructure and aesthetic. These rumbling blue machines stretch out from the medieval Old Town, with its spires and steeples, to the outskirts of the city, where a mix of Communist and modern apartment blocks house the majority of the population, ferrying…

Paris, city of love affairs, has been enjoying a romance of its own in recent years – with bicycles. The humble two-wheeler is perceived by many to be the answer to the capital’s traffic and pollution problems, and in 2007 the city council even instigated a public bicycle rental programme…