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A Short Walk Along the Dudley Number Two Canal at Bumble Hole
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A Short Walk Along the Dudley Number Two Canal at Bumble Hole

A grey day yes, but still nice for a short photo-walk along the Dudley Number Two Canal at the beautiful area known as Bumble Hole! Starting at Bumble Hole Bridge going past the Visitor Centre and as far as the south entrance to the 2768m Netherton Tunnel. Back towards  the visitor centre via another path. Photos taken along the way by Daniel Sturley. 

Passions: History & heritage, Health & wellbeing, Sport & leisure, Transport, Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, Local services, Rivers, lakes & canals, Landscape architecture, Green open spaces
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The Birmingham skyline as viewed from 103 Colmore Row - 23rd February 2022
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The Birmingham skyline as viewed from 103 Colmore Row - 23rd February 2022

This post pulls together a set of photos taken on the 23rd February from the south facing 18th floor terrace of the 103 Colmore Row building and shows in mapped format what can be seen of the Birmingham skyline particularly of some great modern and classic architecture. 

Passions: Construction & regeneration, Modern Architecture
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Tolkien experience - Birmingham (Outside City) trail
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Tolkien experience - Birmingham (Outside City) trail

Take this trail (walk, cycle or bus) between Perrott's Folly and Sarehole Mill and enjoy many of the places connected with the world renowned author, J.R.R. Tolkien during his time in Birmingham between 1895 and 1911.  

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Article and words credited to Chris Upton, Kristina Williamson & Chris Rice.

Passions: History & heritage, Art; Culture & creativity
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Public squares - Birmingham (City Centre) trail
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Public squares - Birmingham (City Centre) trail

Enjoy with our complements this trail (walk, run or clycle) of Birmingham's public squares and spaces. The City's squares are connected with direct and pleasant pedestrian links and they portray a city that recognises the value and importance of its history and heritage whist maintain a vision of growth, creativity and innovation. Duration of the trail if walking: 3 hours.

Passions: Civic pride, Art; Culture & creativity, Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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Northfield - Take a tour with us!
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Northfield - Take a tour with us!

Birmingham has much more to offer than its magnificent city centre. There are some fascinating places to experience out in the neighbourhoods. Here's a look at Northfield. Well worth a visit. For history, there's St Laurence's Church and the Great Stone. Victoria Common is a great open space and not far away is Manor Farm Park.

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Passions: People & community
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Showcasing the University of Birmingham - Brummie Gems
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Showcasing the University of Birmingham - Brummie Gems

A collection of photography showcasing the University of Birmingham.

Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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