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Summer 2013 in pics, part 1

It's been a good summer for photography of all kinds. There has been no single theme or focus, but there have been a few pictures I'll always associate with the summer of 2013. Here's a small selection. This has for some reason become my most popular image on Flickr ever: taken in Hackney Wick during Hackney Wicked, a celebration of local artists and their studios. In the first 24 hours since I uploaded it to Flickr, the image was viewed 7500 times and favourited 337 times. Who knew old tyres were so popular.

Threads

And the second most popular one was this one:

Writer

Taken at the beginning of the summer in Chinatown where I spotted a brightly-dressed man with a pipe. A brief conversation revealed he was a Polish writer enjoying a short stay in London. I asked him to pose for me - which he reluctantly did - and this is probably my favourite images from that impromptu session.

The Polish theme continues as the next two images were taken in Krakow, during a short weekend break in this lovely and welcoming city with my friends.

These stairs led to our apartment and will always remind me of the magic of that place:

STAIRS

And this is where we took shelter during a sudden and violent thunderstorm, which I wrote about a few weeks ago. Check out that post for more images from the Alchemia Cafe:

Strong coffee

And now back to London.

This is King's Boulevard - a pedestrianised street that connects Kings Cross and St Pancras with Goods Way. Largely still a building site, hence the leafy fence.

Welcome to my garden

 

But summer is not over yet. I'll be reminiscing more soon. Part 2 is on its way.

P.S. What's your favourite?