Photo Series

Last Year in Umeå: Wandering in White

The third and final part of this short series showing something of Umeå in the long winter months, and while installments one and two were set in the heart of the Västerbotten metropolis, featuring ice sculptures, slides, log fires, neon lights, reindeer, and fireworks all within the confines of the city itself, the twenty-two images here stray further afield and present an almost unfettered white…

Last Year in Umeå: Neon Lights, Fireworks, and Snowflakes

Twenty more retrospective photographs showcasing Umeå in wintertime. Gazing after neon lights, bonfires, and fireworks out on the Ume river on the opening night of Umeå 2014; peering through the glass and towards the façade of Bildmuseet; strolling along Strandpromenaden in the snowy late afternoon; and beholding pavilions and art installations along Rådhusesplanaden.

Last Year In Umeå: Winter Daylight Fun

Soon Umeå will be covered in a snow that can lie contentedly until March or April. These twenty-three images give something of the idea, taken last year around the opening of Umeå 2014, as the city celebrated becoming a European Capital of Culture. Set entirely within the city centre – predominantly along Renmarkstorget, Rådhuseplanaden, and Kungsgatan – they feature ice sculptures, LEDs, snow slides,…

Trying to Catch the Perseids

In two sessions, on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, I stood out by York’s Millennium Bridge and watched and waited patiently and attempted to catch on camera the Perseids. The Millennium Bridge is illuminated come nightfall with lights of shifting colours, but the lights go out around midnight; and despite the pattern of these lights throughout the earlier session, and the constant…

Amsterdam Photo Series: Prinsengracht and Noordermarkt

Prinsengracht is the outer canal, and therefore the longest, of the four major canals which together comprise Amsterdam’s canal belt. Its northwesterly section passes by Westerkerk, Amsterdam’s famous Dutch Protestant church, designed by the sculptor and architect Hendrick de Keyser and completed in 1631; and by the Anne Frank House, on the canal front round the corner. Just beyond these stands…

Amsterdam: Photographs via Instagram V

Amsterdam: Photographs via Instagram V

The following fifteen photographs were taken in Amsterdam between April and early May. A number of them feature the water and those streets around the top of the Amstel, including Staalstraat, and a view from Groenburgwal towards Zuiderkerk – the church where Rembrandt buried three of his children; and which was painted by Monet on a visit to Amsterdam in 1874….

Amsterdam Photo Series: Schinkel and Nieuwe Meer

Amsterdam Photo Series: Schinkel and Nieuwe Meer

Amsterdam is most often defined pictorially by the canal houses which line the canals in the centre of the city. Yet there is a great variety of housing across the extent the city, with modernist architecture abounding on the islands and docklands, to the north; with the Oud Zuid, Jordaan and De Pijp areas each possessing their own architectural styles…

Amsterdam in the Snow

As in much of Northern Europe, so too has it been snowing in Amsterdam; some yesterday, especially yesterday evening and last night, and more today. I took a whole host of photographs today around lunchtime, particularly in the Vondelpark, extending my walk and stretching my legs as far as the Museumplein. Here are fifteen of the photographs I took; there are…