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A look back at summer on Beacon Hill

Though summer technically continues for a few more weeks (and we hope the weather does too), Labor Day is the traditional end of summer around here. Kids are going back to school, the sun is setting earlier, and that long, gray winter is just around the corner. Here’s a look back at this summer on the Hill, with photos from the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr. Your photos are always welcome in the pool — please join!

Garrett Doherty, winner of the adobo contest at AdoboFest on August 18, shows off his winner’s trophy. Photo by Wendi Dunlap.
A panoramic view of one of the Beacon Hill Night Out block parties on August 6. Click the image to see a larger version. Photo by Bridget Christian.
Enjoying performing at Beacon Rocks! in June. Photo by Wendi Dunlap.
These scarlet runner beans on 16th Avenue South are part of the “Beacon: A Hill of Beans” project this year. Photo by Wendi Dunlap.
Dancers entertain at a Beacon Hill Night Out event on August 6. Photo by Bridget Christian.
Dancing at Beacon Rocks! on June 30. Photo by Wendi Dunlap.
Neighbors enjoy a shady spot in front of The Station at AdoboFest. Photo by Wendi Dunlap.
A change to a local business: Dragon Auto Repair moves in to the old Chin Auto site across from the Beacon Hill Library. Photo by Wendi Dunlap.
Finally, building begins on part of the Beacon Hill Station block. This will soon be an apartment building with retail. Photo by Wendi Dunlap.
NewHolly neighbors enjoy the Gathering Place Family Fest. Photo by Rob Ketcherside, who reports there was a “huge line for BBQ!”
Further north, a crowd enjoys AdoboFest on North Beacon Hill. Photo by Wendi Dunlap.
Sushi prepared at Beacon Rocks! Photo by Wendi.
Riding into the clouds on the Chief Sealth Trail. Photo by Rob Ketcherside.

Put on your 3D glasses: Beacon Hill Station in 3D

Former BHB staffer Jason Simpson was visiting Beacon Hill yesterday and took this 3D photo of Beacon Hill Station with a FujiFilm FinePix 3D camera. You’ll need standard red/green 3D glasses to see the effect, and I strongly recommend you click through to the large copy of the image to see it at its best. If you don’t have those, check out this “wobble” gif that gives a 3D effect without glasses.

Click on this image to see a larger version. Photo by Jason Simpson.
Click on this image to see a larger version. Photo by Jason Simpson.

Beacon Hill’s 2012 in images

These images, from the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr and from our own archive, should remind you of some of the events and sights of 2012. These are not necessarily the best photos of the year (though some certainly would be included in that list), but ones that I felt really captured the events of 2012 for us. There were far more photos in the pool that I wanted to use — including some truly beautiful and skillful ones. Please visit the pool to enjoy more work by talented Beacon Hill photographyers, and consider contributing your photos of Beacon Hill to the pool.

Thank you to all the wonderful photographers who have contributed so much! You are much appreciated. Happy New Year, everyone!

A January snowstorm made things icy, but beautiful. Photo by Wendi Dunlap/Beacon Hill Blog.
During the same snow, Joel Lee used the tilt-shift technique to make North Beacon Hill near Jefferson Park look like a snowy miniature village.
The next month Joel Lee managed to photograph this heartfelt, ephemeral Valentine’s Day artwork in Jefferson Park before it disappeared.
Samoan cricket players played regular games at Jefferson Park. Photo by Matthew Mar.
This 1950s-era billboard appeared on the side of a Beacon Hill building last spring when the newer siding was removed. Photo by Wendi Dunlap/Beacon Hill Blog.

Ameyaltonal were among the performers at a street party in June. Photo by Dan Bennett.

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