from urbanizing to urbanism, 2014, according to Facebook cover photos

During a year filled with four trips abroad and two months away, many of my 2014 Facebook cover photos helped fill my yearly urban and exurban diaries.

Themes address the overlapping (and therefore hardly mutually exclusive) nuances of habitation, history, cityscape, landscape and ecology.

France, Italy, Monaco, Scotland, Spain and the United States all unfold below according to these categories, in a fashion intended to memorialize an extraordinary 2014.

Habitation

Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez
Seattle Haircut
Seattle Haircut
Milan
Milan
Paris
Paris
Oban, Scotland
Oban, Scotland
Seattle, Lake City Way
Seattle, Lake City Way
In Marjorie, Seattle
In Marjorie, Seattle
The Ice Cream Laundromat, Seattle
The Ice Cream Laundromat, Seattle
Madrona Scene, Seattle
Madrona Scene, Seattle
Seattle, Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Fifth Avenue
Nice, France Summertime
Nice, France Summertime
On Lake Union, Seattle
On Lake Union, Seattle
Vaison la Romaine
Vaison la Romaine
Seattle Bench
Seattle Bench
Roslyn, Washington
Roslyn, Washington

History

Jaca, Spain
Jaca, Spain
St. Andrews, Scotland
St. Andrews, Scotland
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum

Cityscape

Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez
Skyline, Bellevue, Washington
Skyline, Bellevue, Washington
Seattle Skyline
Seattle Skyline
The Promenade, Nice
The Promenade, Nice
Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo
Edinburgh Panorama
Edinburgh Panorama
Glasgow, River Clyde
Glasgow, River Clyde
Glasgow
Glasgow
Seattle, Sheraton and Sky
Seattle, Sheraton and Sky
Ballard Bridge, Seattle
Ballard Bridge, Seattle

Landscape

Sunset Provençal
Sunset Provençal
Riviera from Afar
Riviera from Afar
From Spain to France
From Spain to France
In the Palouse I
In the Palouse I
In the Palouse II
In the Palouse II

Ecology

Seattle
Seattle
Lake and Mountain, Seattle
Lake and Mountain, Seattle
Mount Rainier from Seattle
Mount Rainier from Seattle
On Lake Washington, Seattle
On Lake Washington, Seattle
Near Kirkland, Washington
Near Kirkland, Washington

All images composed by the author. Click on each image for more detail. © 2009-2015 myurbanist. All Rights Reserved. Do not copy.

For more information on the role of personal experience in understanding the changing city, see Urbanism Without Effort, an e-book from Island Press.

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