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Gallery: favourite city life photos of 2021

My travels may have been somewhat curtailed in 2021 but I did manage to visit two beautiful cities abroad. One, Paris, is well known to me (this was my seventh visit, I think), while the other, Seville, was new. They proved a rich source of photos, as did my home city of London.

For Tina’s Lens Artists challenge this week I am posting a series of galleries, each on a different theme and with a selection of my favourite images taken in the past year. Some have featured in previous posts, many have not.

My chosen themes reflect some of my favourite subjects for photography:

City life

As well as the visits to Paris and Seville, and photos taken at home in London, my selection for this theme also covers visits to Newcastle and Liverpool, and a day trip to Brighton. The featured image was taken on a cloudy day in May, on the South Bank of the Thames in London, where a street entertainer was blowing giant bubbles for passing children. The remaining shots, below, are all in chronological order.

Park bench and trees in the snow

Snow in Lammas Park, Ealing, January 2021


Large metal drop-shaped sculpture reflecting city buildings

Street sculpture in London’s Docklands, May 2021


Black and white photo of a large sculpted head on a city street

On the Mayfair sculpture trail, London, June 2021


Colonnade and arches

The Queen’s House, Greenwich, London June 2021


Three children sitting by large wooden elephants

Elephants in Green Park, London, July 2021


Black and white photo of an old-fashioned shop

A shop in London’s Soho, July 2021


Dome reflected in a modern window

The Port of Liverpool Building reflected in the Museum of Liverpool, August 2021


Black and white photo of a cobbled street

The Rue Saint-Rustique, Montmartre, Paris, September 2021


Ornate lampposts on a bridge

The Pont Alexandre III, Paris, September 2021


Black and white photo of a road under a metal bridge

The High Level Bridge in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, September 2021


Weathered wall painting of an eye

Street art in Brighton, October 2021


Lamppost, cathedral roof and orange tree

Seville Cathedral, November 2021


Narrow street with colourful houses

A street in Triana, Seville, November 2021

Watch out for my next set of favourites, showcasing people shots and street photography, in a few days’ time!

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