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St Thomas' Peace Garden - A Birmingham Gem!

St Thomas' Peace Garden (the Peace Gardens) is a small public park, situated in Birmingham on Bath Row. The site of St Thomas's Church which was destroyed in the Blitz.

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Eastside City Park - A Birmingham Gem!

Eastside City Park is a 6.75 acre urban park located in the Eastside district of Birmingham City Centre. It opened in 2012. Home of Millennium Point, The Woodman and The Parkside Building

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Passions: Photography, Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, People & community, Modern Architecture, Green open spaces, Squares and public spaces
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Manor Farm Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Manor Farm Park, Northfield with its 50 acres of public open space with woodlands, meadows and a lake is most definitely a gem of a green space with so much to enjoy. 

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The Rotunda, Birmingham, UK - City architecture

Standing prominently proud in the centre of the City is The Rotunda, completed in 1965. The City skyline views from the top floor serviced apartments are simply stunning!

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Passions: Modern Architecture
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Selly+Manor+-+an+historic+gem+in+Bournville%2c+Birmingham
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Selly Manor - an historic gem in Bournville, Birmingham

Selly Manor is a timber framed building in Bournville. It was moved to its current site in 1916 by chocolate manufacturer and philanthropist George Cadbury. Including Minworth Greaves.

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ItsYourWales - the week(end) that was!

Regular updates sharing the very best of images and stories from our amazing contributors and people with passion for all things Welsh.

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Passions: Photography, People & community
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Swanshurst Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Swanshurst Park is situated in Moseley and Billesley, Birmingham. The council bought the fields in 1922 to lay out the park. They were from Ivyhouse Farm and Swanshurst Pool.

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Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Cannon Hill Park is the most popular park in Birmingham covering 250 acres. It consists of formal, conservation, woodland and sports areas and was opened to visitors in 1873.

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Passions: Green open spaces
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Sutton+Park%2c+Birmingham%2c+West+Midlands+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Sutton Park, Birmingham, West Midlands - A wonderful open space!

The heathland in Sutton Park has existed since at least since Roman times. The park is a National Nature Reserve and is one of the largest urban parks in the United Kingdom.  

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Moseley Park and Pool, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Moseley Park & Pool is a private park situated in Moseley, Birmingham between Alcester Road and Salisbury Road. See our feature for more on the park and how to gain access.

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Birmingham Council House - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Council House in Victoria Square is home to Birmingham City Council. The original building was built between 1874 and 1879 and is Grade II* listed.

 

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Sandwell+Valley+Country+Park%2c+West+Midlands+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Midlands - A wonderful open space!

Sandwell Valley Country Park is situated in West Bromwich, is in the heart of the West Midlands. The park is split in half by the M5 motorway.

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Poppies of Birmingham and the West Midlands - A wonderful sight!

During late Spring and early Summer parts of Birmingham and the West Midlands are covered in a carpet of poppies - it's a wonderful sight! 

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Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Edgbaston Reservoir was built in 1827 by Thomas Telford as a top up for the Birmingham canal system and is still used for that purpose today.

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Stunning night photography across Wales

Wales is full of great interesting places for photographers to test their skills and take night-time photography.

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Trains+(past%2c+present+and+future)+in+Birmingham+and+West+Midlands
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Trains (past, present and future) in Birmingham and West Midlands

Birmingham & West Midlands Trains - With People with Passion we're building gallery & collection of posts looking at the past, present & future of the region's trains.

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Passions: History & heritage, Construction & regeneration, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, Business & enterprise, Travel & tourism, Modern Architecture
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St Philip's Cathedral - A Birmingham Gem!

Designed by Thomas Archer, St Philip's was built between 1711 and 1715 and is the seat of the Bishop of Birmingham. Take the link for more on this Birmingham Gem. 

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Shopping arcades of Birmingham, UK - 'City Gems'

Birmingham has many great arcades that are full of history and intrigue - let's protect and showcase them for the enjoyment of all!

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Heritage Trains across the West Midlands - protecting our wonderful history!

Here we feature the locomotives and trains of the past and why its so important to protect them and promote the great work of those who help protect them for us all to enjoy. 

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Stunning Sunsets and Sunrises in Birmingham

Birmingham is full of stunning sunsets & sunrises.  Follow this passion and enjoy the great photography with us.

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'Looking Up' in Birmingham

'Looking Up' in our great city produces some great photography

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Blakesley+Hall+-+a+historic+gem+in+Yardley%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK
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Blakesley Hall - a historic gem in Yardley, Birmingham, UK

Blakesley Hall is a timber framed farmhouse built in the 16th Century for Richard Smallbroke. Take the link for more from our People with Passion on this historic gem.

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Sarehole+Mill+-+a+historic+gem+in+Hall+Green%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK
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Sarehole Mill - a historic gem in Hall Green, Birmingham, UK

Sarehole Mill located on the Hall Green/Moseley border was built in 1771. The original Mill was built in 1542. Take the link for more from our People with Passion on this historic gem. 

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Soho House - a historic gem in Handsworth, Birmingham, UK

Soho House, a museum since 1995 was the home of Matthew Boulton from 1766 till his death in 1809. Take the link for more from our People with Passion on this historic gem.

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