2022 – the year in images

Buttons in a street market in Deventer, the Netherlands

Finally, in this short series of reviews of 2022, we have images. Below is a selection of favourite photographs from the year, excluding images of the Lake District, which form the theme of the previous review post. All have links to higher resolution copies on my Flickr pages. The images document the year as it was for me, at least to some degree. It certainly has been a momentous one.

Hoo sky – grey skies over Halstow Marshes, Hoo, location for blog post Pip, Lean and Cinderella
By the river – the Medway at Chatham
Made it to Waterstones – British Library exhibition book Breaking the News, co-edited with Jackie Harrison. I co-curated the exhibition as well. My other book from this year was Picturegoers
Three in a row – viewing the British Library’s Visualising Victorian News infographics exhibition, which I organised
Cable winch (disused) – seen on Rochester Riverside, and now gone
ABCDEFG – printing room type, at the marvellous Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp, subject of blog post The printer
Marja and Lindsey (the owl), at an English Civil War re-enactment event in Chippenham
The beautiful town of Deventer in the Netherlands
Work desk, last day in the office – 31 August 2022, the day I left the British Library to take up early retirement
Mortality – continuing my taste for photographing people looking at paintings, here at the fine Winslow Homer exhibition, National Gallery, London
A Kentish view – there have been many long country walks throughout the year, here along the North Downs Way, near Charing, Kent
Autumnal leaves on a Rochester pavement
Reculver towers are all that remains of this church, near Herne Bay, Kent, adjacent to the site of a Roman fort (I am getting more interested in Roman Britain history)
Grain Tower # 3 – Grain gun tower, on the Hoo Peninsula, always a favourite walking area
Morning list lingers # 1 – Rochester cathedral, on misty November morning, seen from my back door
Chilly Old Man’s Beard, in a frosty Strood
Medway on a wintry evening


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9 thoughts on “2022 – the year in images

  1. Lovely and interesting images. Trust that you are enjoying retirement – I know you will still be very busy!

  2. Some very well taken photos here Luke. Having found your Blog through my connection with the Medway marshes; I was born and raised on Sheppey although I live far to the north of there now. My personal favourites are the ones from that area, especially those of Grain Tower and Halstow Marshes, in which you have captured the timeless riches of emptiness. Many thanks and happy retirement!

    1. Thank you. I like the Grain and Halstow images too – the latter in particular captures something of the quality of the place, or at least I hope so.

    1. Chris, how wonderful to hear from you. I hope you are well and writing well. My best wishes to you. Glad you like the images.

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