Big City Lights (PHOTOS)

06/09/2011 13:25 BST | Updated 01/11/2011 09:12 GMT

Autumn has arrived. It was announced with a rather loud gong in the shape of some big black clouds and with it, a realisation dawned that the nights are drawing in at a rampant pace. But all this darkness doesn't have to be a bad thing, there's something rather magical about the world at night. Cities, like living breathing organisms, take on a life of their own changing shape and colour as the sun goes down. Buildings twinkle in a stunning man-made cityscape that could almost top a sunset in our books. There is a very special energy that only a city knows at night and now with an estimated 80% of Brits living in one, we thought it was high time we celebrate the beautiful sights of our favourite cityscapes. The future is bright.

Big City Lights