On 25 June the streets of central London’s West End, from Soho to Whitehall, filled with flags and facepaint for the 44th Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade.
A day after the multicultural international metropolis woke to the news of the narrow Brexit result of the EU referendum vote.
And a week after Jo Cox, pro-Europe Member of Parliament and defender of refugees, was murdered in the street by a far-right fanatic, while reports of an increase in racist hate crimes were just beginning to emerge.
And two weeks after the massacre of 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.
It was a much needed festival of inclusivity, march for equality, and carnival of hope.
I mainly took pictures of the traffic lights.