If there's any British city that can lay legit claim to paradisiacal status, it's probably Manchester.
We asked our Manc photographer Chris Bethell and his friend Bekky Lonsdale to put together a photographic love story to the city for us. It didn't disappoint. Let's hear it for Chris's angels with displaced jaws, everyone (a graying Bez included).
Here's what Chris had to say:
"'Manchester's got everything except a beach,' said Ian Brown once upon a time. He neglected to mention dignity, however—something a lot of us lose in our youths when we dress in panty hose and lose control of our jaws on a quiet night in."
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