I Heart My City
“You’re going where? Don’t even think about leaving without seeing…”
In our favorite cities, we all have cherished corners, hidden gems, and secret standbys. Whether it’s your hometown or your home away from home, there’s a place in the world that comforts, challenges, and excites you.
But how do you capture the essence of your city—what makes it different from any other place in the world? How do you show those moments when the day slips away and, for a second, the soul of the city seems alive in the scene before you? The way the light falls on the buildings just so, the way locals greet each other in the street, the aromas carried on the breeze.
Here at National Geographic Travel, we like to explore new destinations and rediscover the classics. And with hundreds of thousands of cities in the world, there’s always something new to learn. That’s why we started our I Heart My City series, where locals share insider intelligence about the places they know and love best. More...
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People Are the Heartbeat
Stunning architecture, breathtaking gardens, busy traffic, and bright lights make for strong photographs of cities, but what breathes life into city photographs are people. Without people, cities would sit still, glistening with the promise of adventure never fully achieved.
We’re seeing terrific photographs submitted to this assignment—keep them coming, but also remember to include photographs that highlight the personalities and people that infuse life into the streets and make you heart your city.
For this Your Shot assignment, help us experience your city through your eyes. Take us down that narrow alley, to the best restaurant in town. Remember the moment you fell in love with a seemingly mundane corner? Or when you discovered the heartbeat of the city at that local music festival? Show us. Be our inside guide; show us the well-worn path and the local haunts.
What drives your city’s heartbeat and makes your heart skip a beat? Tell us why you heart your city, and why we all should, too.