2019 – the year in images

Last in this series looking back on 2019 is the year in some favourite images (mostly mine). This was the year in which I visited Greece, the Lake District (twice), walked many miles through the Kent countryside, took part in the digitisation of many newspapers, visited art galleries and snapped the other visitors, and continued to pursue my interest in photographing walls. Most of the photographs I take end up on my Flickr site, for anyone who might be interested (all under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0 licence, for free re-use with just an acknowledgment).

The entrance to the Science Museum’s Kubrick exhibition led visitors through a dazzling montage of clips each with a central vanishing point
A wall at the base of the Acropolis, Athens
The River Derwent, Lake District
The London Chronicle newspaper, from 1820, reporting on the trial of Queen Caroline
St Mary’s Church, Wreay, the subject of a blog post
Remains of a poster for Dreamland’s cinema, Margate
Visitors to the Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition at the Royal Academy
Harrison’s Rocks, near Tunbridge Wells, after rain
Blue wall, near Chatham
Grave stele (angled view). National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Maidstone and the River Medway
A Field in England (2013) – one of several images I made from black-and-white feature film stills with colour added using the colourise.sg tool (subject of a blog post)
At the Sean Scully and Turner exhibition. National Gallery (subject of a blog post)
Beached boat on North Kent shore, near Rainham
Boarded-up shop, Athens
The ceiling of Carlisle cathedral
Autumn leaves
‘The Great Pugilists of England’, Illustrated Sporting News and Theatrical and Musical Review, 14 February 1863 – I wrote a blog post on Bob Travers (‘The Black Wonder’), centre second right
My favourite image of the year – the neglected remains of Plato’s Academy, Athens (and, yes, the subject of a blog post)
From here could begin a story (The Vines, Rochester, late autumn)
And finally, a sad erratum slip found in a copy of Primo Levi’s The Drowned and the Saved


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