About Snap Derby

We live in Derby, and we like it. It’s a very very beautiful place. Some people disagree, and to those people this site is especially dedicated.

We’ve done it for a few reasons, and the more we think about it, the more reasons crop up. Some are:

* To document hidden beauty in the sometimes overlooked areas of a city
* To create a record of these forgotten places before they disappear forever (as is happening more and more as Derby develops)
* To archive the sometimes ephemeral happenings that slip by everyday, or are only seen by chance.

At the moment, it’s a bit of an experiment for ourselves really. We’ve talked about it a few times, and one day just thought “sod it.” We do have some thoughts on where it could go, but they could very well be delusions of grandeur disguised as humble beginnings – it can happen.

A couple of things are for certain though. We’re only publishing pictures that are less that 48 hours old. This way the photos are fixed to a definite moment in time. Not only that, but each photo will be tagged on our Snap Derby satellite map (courtesy of Google Maps.) So now you’ll be able browse Derby from above, and look at the strange, interesting, and beautiful things that can be seen from the ground. We hope in this way to be able to capture the distinctive soul of our city for everyone to see and, hopefully, add to.

If you are interested in evolving or contributing to this project, please get in touch by e-mailing us at: folks@snapderby.co.uk

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