A selection of 40 favourite photographs //

A tribute to Edward Hopper. The colour of the brickwork is reminiscent of that in 'Early Sunday Morning'. The two people, barely visible, provide a sense of the loneliness of life in the city.
The sun never realised how wonderful it was until it fell onto the side of a building: Paris
The beauty of Japanese architecture. Simple lines and an unassuming fusion of light, air and structure. In this instance complimented by the lilac-clad visitor to the Gallery of the Horyuji Treasures: Tokyo
Walking to the match. A 'Blades' supporter and an abandoned engineering works : Sheffield
The swagger, the red hoodie, the dilapidated building and a world beating event proclaimed in a typically Mancunian way : Manchester
Walking away. Photographed through the plastic sheeting of an al fresco restaurant, the image takes on the appearance of the dark shadowing of a 15th century painting : Bologna
Walking alone along a narrow passageway one discovers the hidden beauty of a Roman church: Rome
The first rays of daylight illuminate 3 windows in a faceless building on a deserted street making one question whether anyone is there : Turin
That rare thing ; a single person in the turbine hall at Tate Modern : London
Is this as good as it gets?: Kyoto
An inconspicuous but deeply affecting memorial on Grosse Hamburgerstrasse to the Jews who were transported from the city : Berlin
An umbrella and a single bird in flight during a rainstorm over the Arno: Florence
Walking down 5th Avenue on a bright July morning : New York City
The plaque of the Bulgarian Embassy separates 2 men and a face : Rome
Graffiti scars the splendour of the colonnade of the Piazza del Plebiscito, but the declaration of love , " Anna vita mia", is uplifting : Naples
A stark conflict between the comical image of half a cow protruding from a building with the stern face off the jogger: Edinburgh
Remembering David Slud, aged 20. No photograph can ever capture the unfathomable happenings of Auschwitz: Krakow
'Forza Napoli'. Un ragazzo sits waiting in Forcella watched by Puncinello: Naples
One has to search for the darker corners of the island away from the tourists , but it usually pays out on the effort one invests: Venice
Don't follow the crowd! Washington Square Park on a Sunday afternoon: New York City
That the Berliner Dom survived the war and the subsequent occupation in the divided city is remarkable. That it stands so proudly when competing with the recent renovation of the former east speaks to its architectural splendour : Berlin
The hoarding in place for the alteration of the old Battersea Power Station lends an Alice in Wonderland-type impression to this image: London
A large piece of plastic sculpture somehow works in the vast atrium of the Reina Sofia Museum: Madrid
Shibuya style : Tokyo
" Vote or die" - graffiti with a message: New York City
Alone amidst the furious bustle of Shinjuku: Tokyo
2 people crossing 12th Avenue in the sunlight of an autumn morning taken from the Highline: New York City
The darkness of the carrugi in the old town, where space is tightened and compressed, maintains at all times: Genoa
A true sense of the city is gained at 06.00, should one stroll through the portici which run parallel to the Arno as one travels towards the Uffizi: Florence
'Don't shoot'. Graffiti in the constantly changing area of Shoreditch where it seems everyone remains young: London
Thankfully one is now free to cross over Bernauerstrasse. The crucifix reminds us of how easily the freedom to take those routine steps can be removed: Berlin
The order and mutual respect required to ensure that life in a supercity is calm and untroubled is evident in the similar distance of the cars from each other in Shibuya: Tokyo
The empty chairs of Ghetto Heroes Square remind us that the people who ought to be here are not: Krakow
2 Skateboarders standing at the war memorial in Battery Park: New York City
Europe's largest cemetery at Staglione where the statues portray the sadness of their surroundings: Genoa
Within the Tuillerie Gardens the sunlight of a December morning shines through the leafless tress as a jogger runs towards the Louvre: Paris
4 joggers bring colour to the heavy greyness as a storm approaches over the Rio Tejo: Lisbon
The surreal exterior of artificial red poppies and vibrant green grass of the Zaha Hadid designed MAXXI museum : Rome
Though surrounded by the beauty of the pale yellow limestone interspersed with vibrantly coloured balconies, a mobile phone remains more interesting: Valletta
In 1977 an East German guard stands sentinel on Unter Den Linden: East Berlin