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8 hours ago - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, the Amazing 'Knife Angel' in Victoria Square - May 2019

The 'Knife Angel', by the British Ironwork Centre and artist Alfie Bradley, is currently in Victoria Square in Birmingham, here is a small photographic study I caught quickly last week, it's so worth seeing in reality and is very emotive.

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Birmingham, the Amazing 'Knife Angel' in Victoria Square - May 2019




The 'Knife Angel', by the British Ironwork Centre and artist Alfie Bradley, is currently in Victoria Square in Birmingham, here is a small photographic study I caught quickly last week, it's so worth seeing in reality and is very emotive.


Learn more here: British Ironwork Centre

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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22 May 2019 - Debra Power
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'Sky High' creativity from The Rotunda - Birmingham

Our talented 'People With Passion' took an opportunity to share their creative skills and talents through a mixture of great art, photography & sketching, capturing the stunning skyline views of our great city. We are delighted to feature 'Birmingham Sky High' from the Rotunda as part of a BirminghamWeAre 'Sky High' feature.

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'Sky High' creativity from The Rotunda - Birmingham




Our talented 'People With Passion' took an opportunity to share their creative skills and talents through a mixture of great art, photography & sketching, capturing the stunning skyline views of our great city. We are delighted to feature 'Birmingham Sky High' from the Rotunda as part of a BirminghamWeAre 'Sky High' feature.


Before we introduce you to our stunning gallery of images, let's take a brief look at the history of the Rotunda.

The construction of the Rotunda began in 1961 and was competed in 1965 it stands 266ft tall. The original plans, were to house a rooftop restuarant & cinema. Dring the1980s sugestions were that it should be demolished.  However, from 2004 to 2008, the Rotunda, a Grade ll listed building was refurbished and partially converted for residential use. The redevelopment created 232 luxury apartments, including six penthouse suites on the 20th floor. The whole of the 19th floor and one of the penthouses on the 20th floor is run as serviced apartments by the Manchester-based operator, Staying Cool.  

 

Photo by Mac McCreery

 

Standing tall at 81 metres (266 ft)

Photo by Barry Whithead

 

The Rotunda still shining bright in the city centre after completion in 1965. 

Photo by Tammie Naughton

 

The Rotunda stands proud over our city -  The building had originally been intended to look like a candle with a flame-like weather beacon on top, changing colour to reflect the weather.

Photo by Elliott Brown

 

Below we share some great photography of sentional views from 20th floor of the Rotunda. What great views of our ever changing city's skyline.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Karl Newton

 

Photo by Pete Davies

 

Photo by Simon Felton

 

Photo by Christine Wright

 

Sketching by Tim Griffiths

 

Photo by Stephen Cooper

 

Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Chris Fletcher

 

Photo by Kev Maslin

 

Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Jay Mason-Burns

 

Photo by Pete Davies

 

Photo by John Paddington

 

Photo by  Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Jay Mason-Burns

 

Photo by Karl Newton

 

Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

Photo by Kev Maslin

 

Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Chris Fletcher

 

Photo by Kev Maslin

 

Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

 

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09 May 2019 - Elliott Brown
Gallery

Knife Angel in Coventry and Birmingham

The Knife Angel by Alfie Bradley was in Coventry for around 2 months. During March and April 2019. It was located outside of Coventry Cathedral. It has now moved to Birmingham and is in Victoria Square for the duration of May 2019 until the beginning of June 2019.

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Knife Angel in Coventry and Birmingham




The Knife Angel by Alfie Bradley was in Coventry for around 2 months. During March and April 2019. It was located outside of Coventry Cathedral. It has now moved to Birmingham and is in Victoria Square for the duration of May 2019 until the beginning of June 2019.


The Knife Angel by Alfie Bradley was made out of over 100,000 knives that were handed over in 2015/16. He made it at the British Ironworks Centre in Oswestry and is a memorial to those affected by knife crime. It is 27ft high. In 2018 it began it's tour of the UK outside of Liverpool Cathedral. It has also been shown in Hull.

Knife Angel in Coventry

Seen outside of Coventry Cathedral at the end of March 2019. I got the train down from Birmingham New Street to Coventry to see it. At the time, wasn't aware that it would be moving to Birmingham in May! There was a crowd of people in front of it, so I took these from a distance, close to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. On the left is Epstein's sculpture of St.Michael and Lucifer. It was in Coventry from the 14th March to the 7th May 2019.

Zoom in's of the Knife Angel outside of Coventry Cathedral.

It's position in Coventry meant you couldn't fully see the wings behind, but you can in Victoria Square, Birmingham!

There was some kind of event on at the Coventry Cathedral ruins on the 30th March 2019, and I saw all these coaches and buses parked near the cathedral. I'm not sure if they were there for the Knife Angel, for some other event. I think I saw a VIP car parked close to Coventry University as well.

Knife Angel in Birmingham

The Knife Angel was moved to Victoria Square in Birmingham in front of the the Town Hall during early May 2019. First shown to the public on the 8th May 2019, it will be in Birmingham until at least the 5th June 2019. Details from Birmingham City Council here Birmingham welcomes the Knife Angel as city works to tackle knife crime.

As with Coventry, when I got to Victoria Square, found a crowd of people in front of the Knife Angel. So I took a zoom in from distance. I think it's better to take photos of it from a little bit far away!

A zoom in of the Knife Angel in front of the Town Hall.

A comparison of the Knife Angel with the statue of Queen Victoria and the Chamberlain Memorial in Chamberlain Square. Two and One Chamberlain Square to the right as well.

Looking to Chamberlain Square. The location in Victoria Square, means that you can now see the wings of the Knife Angel from behind (that wasn't possible in Coventry). One Chamberlain Square to the left and the Council House to the right.

View of the wings from the right side towards the Council House. Most people viewing the Knife Angel from the front.

The wings fully from the back of the Knife Angel. Statue of Queen Victoria to the right. Crane for 103 Colmore Row to the left.

The view from the bottom of the steps of the Knife Angel with the Chamberlain Memorial. Backed by the Town Hall, Two Chamberlain Square and One Chamberlain Square.

Seen with the Floozie in the Jacuzzi. And can you see Queen Victoria in the Floozie's lap?

Let's hope that Anthony Gormley's Iron:Man returns soon, although that's unlikely by the time the Knife Angel leaves Birmingham for it's next destination! This is just a mock up. The Iron:Man is still in storage, at least until the Westside Metro Extension near the Town Hall is completed!

 

If anyone wants their Knife Angel photos in a gallery, please send them to Daniel or Deb who I'm sure will produce a gallery of your photos! I recommend doing a Coventry and Birmingham gallery in one.

Photos taken by Elliott Brown

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04 May 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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Cannon Hill Park, the Memorial to the Sousse Terror Attack Victims - April 2019

In March the memorial to the 31 British victims of the 2015 Sousse Terror Attack in Tunisia was unveiled by Prince Harry in Cannon Hill Park, here's a small gallery of photos of this amazing sculpture called 'Infinate Wave' created by George King Architects.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Cannon Hill Park, the Memorial to the Sousse Terror Attack Victims - April 2019




In March the memorial to the 31 British victims of the 2015 Sousse Terror Attack in Tunisia was unveiled by Prince Harry in Cannon Hill Park, here's a small gallery of photos of this amazing sculpture called 'Infinate Wave' created by George King Architects.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


There are 31 stainless steel tubes creating this sculpture, one for each of the 31 British victims.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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02 May 2019 - Barry Whitehead
Gallery

10 of the best from our Birmingham with Passion Photographers

Barry has selected 10 photos from his great photography, a talented photographer and one of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' showcased at BirminghamWeAre. 

Open the full post to view Barry's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham & Dudley, West Midlands

Enjoy!

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10 of the best from our Birmingham with Passion Photographers




Barry has selected 10 photos from his great photography, a talented photographer and one of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' showcased at BirminghamWeAre. 

Open the full post to view Barry's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham & Dudley, West Midlands

Enjoy!


St Phillips Cathedral, Birmingham

 

Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands 

 

Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

 

Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands


 

Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham


 

Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands

 

Reflections, The Rotunda, Birmingham 

 

Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands

 

Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands

 

Birmingham at night

Photography by Barry Whitehead

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Architecture
30 Apr 2019 - Karl Newton
Gallery

A great selection of architecture & interesting features from in & around the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

Here we have selected some great photography of architecture & interesting features taken in & around the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, taken by the very talented Karl Newton.

Open the full post to view Karl's wonderful photography.

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A great selection of architecture & interesting features from in & around the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham




Here we have selected some great photography of architecture & interesting features taken in & around the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, taken by the very talented Karl Newton.

Open the full post to view Karl's wonderful photography.

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All photography by  Karl Newton 

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27 Apr 2019 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

Aston Hall - April 2019

Here's a small gallery from Aston Hall including some interiors.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Aston Hall - April 2019




Here's a small gallery from Aston Hall including some interiors.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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25 Apr 2019 - Mac McCreery
Gallery

Here's '10 of the best' from Mac! - a Birmingham photographer and one of our 'People with Passion'

Here we have selected 10 photos from the great photography taken by the very talented Mac McCreery, a photographer and one of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' showcased at BirminghamWeAre. 

Open the full post to view Mac's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham.

Enjoy!

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Here's '10 of the best' from Mac! - a Birmingham photographer and one of our 'People with Passion'




Here we have selected 10 photos from the great photography taken by the very talented Mac McCreery, a photographer and one of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' showcased at BirminghamWeAre. 

Open the full post to view Mac's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham.

Enjoy!


Birmingham Sunset, Well Lane, Digbeth 

 

 To Digbeth and Beyond, Birmingham Skyline

 

Gas Street Basin, Birmingham

 

Typhoo Basin, Digbeth, Birmingham

 

Architectures in Birmingham

 

The canal, snow and monochrome photography

 

St Martin's, Birmingham 

 

'Warp Speed' at Selfridges, Birmingham 

 

 Ever changing Eastside, Birmingham

Photography by Mac McCreery

 

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23 Apr 2019 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square - April 2019

The externally finished building is becoming an attraction for architecture photographers, lots of great photos in this gallery.

Photo by Tom Grunt

Map of the site

Birmingham developments overview map

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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square - April 2019




The externally finished building is becoming an attraction for architecture photographers, lots of great photos in this gallery.

Photo by Tom Grunt

Map of the site

Birmingham developments overview map


Photos by Tom Grunt

 

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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17 Apr 2019 - FreeTimePays
Gallery

Stunning night time photography from across Wales

Photo by Bleddyn Jones-Pearson

Here is a stunning collection of 30 night time photography from across Wales.

Open the full post to view our selection of wonderful photography from highly talented photographers and 'People with REAL Passion' for Wales. 

Nothing better than people to promote their community!  Enjoy!

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Stunning night time photography from across Wales




Photo by Bleddyn Jones-Pearson

Here is a stunning collection of 30 night time photography from across Wales.

Open the full post to view our selection of wonderful photography from highly talented photographers and 'People with REAL Passion' for Wales. 

Nothing better than people to promote their community!  Enjoy!


Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan Photo by Ade Ward

Menai Bridge, Anglesey Photo by Marilyn Williams

 

Elan Valley Craig Goch Reservoir Photo by Sorcha Lewis

 

Trwyn Du Lighthouse, Anglesey  Photo by Phil Taylor

 

Llyn Mymbyr, Anglesey  Photo by Don Cardy

 

St.Catherine's Fort, Tenby Photo by Drew Buckley

 

Beaumaris, Anglesey Photo by Sami Owen

 

Llangorse Lake, Brecon Beacons Photo by Karl McCarthy

 

Four Mile Bridge, Anglesey Photo by Edward Wyn Roberts

 

Tenby, Pembrokeshire Photo by Gareth Davies

 

Bwlch y Clawdd hairpin in the South Wales Valleys Photo by Jim Cossey

 

Talyllyn Lake, North Wales Photo by Stephen Griffiths

 

 Milford Waterfront, Pembrokeshire Photo by Jason Davies

 

Western Shelter, Barry Island, South Wales Photo by David Clemett

 

Trwyn Du Lighthouse, Anglesey Photo by Bleddyn Jones -Pearson

Sky full of stars in a bottle Photo by Anthony Ward

 

Talybont Reservoir, Brecon Beacons  Photo by Dean Taylor

 

Tenby Harbour, Pembrokeshire Photo by Mandy Llewellyn

 

Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire Photo by Sion Esmond

 

Snowdonia, North Wales Photo by W J Jones

 

Moonset looking out to over Cardigan Bay Photo taken by WeLoveAberystwyth

 

Celestial Causeway, St.Cwyfan's, Anglesey Photo by Don Cardy

 

 Milky Way, Three Cliffs Bay, Swansea  Photo by Karl McCarthy

 

 Dolgoch Falls, Gwynedd Photo by Stephen Griffiths

 

Milky Way over Craig Goch, Elan Valley Photo by Sorcha Lewis

 

Rough Seas, Coastline Photo by Gareth Davies

 

Ynys y Pandy, Wales Photo by Phil Taylor

 

Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey Photo by W J Jones

 

Happy St. Dwynwen's Day, Wales Photo by Anthony Ward

 

 

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17 Apr 2019 - Damien Walmsley
Gallery

Here's '10 of the best' from Damien! - a Birmingham photographer and one of our 'People with Passion'

Here we have selected 10 photos from the great photography taken by the very talented Damien Walmsley, a photographer and one of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' showcased at BirminghamWeAre. 

Open the full post to view Damien's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham.

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Here we have selected 10 photos from the great photography taken by the very talented Damien Walmsley, a photographer and one of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' showcased at BirminghamWeAre. 

Open the full post to view Damien's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham.

Enjoy!


Mailbox, Birmingham

 A touch of atmosphere, Birmingham 

Pebble Mill, Birmingham 

Selfridges, Birmingham 

Gas Street Canal in Birmingham 

Oozells Square, Brindley Place, Birmingham 

Gas Street Canal, Birmingham

Beautiful Sunset, Birmingham 

St Mary's Church, Moseley, Birmingham 

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11 Apr 2019 - Kevin Maslin
Gallery

Here's '10 of the best' from Kevin! - a Birmingham photographer and one of our 'People with Passion'

Here we have selected 10 photos from the great photography taken by the very talented Kevin Maslin, a photographer and one of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' showcased at BirminghamWeAre. 

Open the full post to view Kevin's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham.

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Here's '10 of the best' from Kevin! - a Birmingham photographer and one of our 'People with Passion'




Here we have selected 10 photos from the great photography taken by the very talented Kevin Maslin, a photographer and one of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' showcased at BirminghamWeAre. 

Open the full post to view Kevin's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham.

Enjoy!


Pink blossom, Oozells Sq, Birmingham

 

John Bright Street, Birmingham

 

Picadilly Arcade, Birmingham

 

Selfridges Walkway, Birmngham

 

Blue skies, Birmingham

 

St Paul's Church, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham 

 

The Canal House, Birmingham

 

St Martins, Birmingham

 

Bullring, Birmingham

Photography taken by Kevin Maslin

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09 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown
Gallery

Jurassic Kingdom 2017 and Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom 2019 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Two events with animated creatures at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Westbourne Road in Edgbaston. Jurassic Kingdom was held during May 2017, while Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom was held during April 2019. A gallery of 10 photos of the dinosaurs from 2017. And 10 photos of the extinct ice age animals from 2019. They make noises with sound (see my YouTube links for examples).

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Jurassic Kingdom 2017 and Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom 2019 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens




Two events with animated creatures at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Westbourne Road in Edgbaston. Jurassic Kingdom was held during May 2017, while Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom was held during April 2019. A gallery of 10 photos of the dinosaurs from 2017. And 10 photos of the extinct ice age animals from 2019. They make noises with sound (see my YouTube links for examples).


Jurassic Kingdom

This event was on at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens from the 20th May to the 4th June 2017. There was loads of life sized animated dinosaurs here to see! A selection of 10 photos below.

T-Rex in the car park near the entrance!

Carnotaurus

Small Triceratops.

 Pterosaur

Tyrannosaurus Vs Spinosaurus!

Velociraptor Vs Apatosaurus!

Brachiosaurus

Spinosaurus

Parasaurolophus

Euoplocephalus

Video here on my YouTube Channel. Jurassic Kingdom, YouTube.

Full album of Jurassic photos over on my Flickr (with some video clips) Jurassic Kingdom, Flickr.

Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom

This event was held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens from the 6th to 28th April 2019. I think from the same organisers as Jurassic Kingdom from 2 years before. I got in on the first morning on a 40% off early bird ticket! A selection of 10 photos below.

Smilodon populator (Sabre-Toothed Cat)

Coelodonta antiquitatis (Woolly Rhinoceros)

Mammuthus (mammoth)

Mastodon (being hunted by cavemen)

Miracinonyx (American Cheetah) and Elasmotherium (Siberian Unicorn)

Daeodon. Meaning 'dreadful tooth' also known by Dinohyus ('terrible pig')

Marcrauchenia patachonica

Doedicurus clavicaudatus

Teratornis merriami

Glyptodon

Video here on my YouTube Channel Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom, YouTube.

Full album of Ice Age photos over on my Flickr (with some video clips) Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom, Flickr.

Photos taken by Elliott Brown

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Environment & green action
08 Apr 2019 - The Friends of Kings Heath Park
News & Updates

Spring has clearly arrived at Kings Heath Park!

With lighter evenings, spring flowers, and many more people using our lovely park, Spring has most certainly arrived at Kings Heath Park.

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Spring has clearly arrived at Kings Heath Park!




With lighter evenings, spring flowers, and many more people using our lovely park, Spring has most certainly arrived at Kings Heath Park.


March heralds the beginning of spring, and early spring flowers have started to blossom in Kings Heath Park. Daffodils and forsythia have brought bright splashes of yellow, and the huge magnolia near the Park House has been magnificent this year. The sunny days have brought more people to the park, and the lighter evenings have meant that more people can fit in a run or a walk with the dog after work. It is still cold though, so the children in the playground and the dog walkers are still wearing warm jackets! The pool, which had almost dried up during last year's hot summer, is filling up from the rain, and the heron has started visiting again.

The park staff have been busy maintaining the park throughout the winter, and March saw the second volunteer wood clearing event of the year, led by Dean the Ranger.

 

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04 Apr 2019 - Jay Mason-Burns
Gallery

Here's '10 of the best' from Jay! - a Birmingham photographer and one of our 'People with Passion'

Here we have selected 10 photos from the great photography taken by the very talented Jay Mason-Burns, a photographer and one of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' showcased at BirminghamWeAre. 

Open the full post to view Jay's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham.

Enjoy!

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Here's '10 of the best' from Jay! - a Birmingham photographer and one of our 'People with Passion'




Here we have selected 10 photos from the great photography taken by the very talented Jay Mason-Burns, a photographer and one of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' showcased at BirminghamWeAre. 

Open the full post to view Jay's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham.

Enjoy!


St Martin in the Bull Ring, Birmingham 

 

Muirhead Tower, Birmingham


Digbeth, Birmingham


 

Digbeth, Birmingham

 

Billesley Brumset, Birmingham 

 

Blackroot Pool, Sutton Park, Birmingham 

 

Birmingham Skyline

 

 Regency Wharf, Birmingham

 

Street art, Digbeth, Birmingham

 

Photography taken by Jay Mason-Burns

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03 Apr 2019 - Karl Newton
Gallery

Introducing Karl Newton - a photographer with a real passion for Birmingham

Karl is an inspired photographer with an interest in all forms of photography and a particular passion for all things Birmingham.

Open the full post to view Karl's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham.

 

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Introducing Karl Newton - a photographer with a real passion for Birmingham




Karl is an inspired photographer with an interest in all forms of photography and a particular passion for all things Birmingham.

Open the full post to view Karl's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham.

 


 

 

 

 

Photography by Karl Newton

 

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03 Apr 2019 - FreeTimePays
Gallery

Stunning sunsets from across Wales

Here is a stunning collection of 30 sunsets from across Wales..

Open the full post to view our selection of wonderful photography from highly talented photographers and 'People with REAL Passion' for Wales. 

Nothing better than people to promote their community!  Enjoy!

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Stunning sunsets from across Wales




Here is a stunning collection of 30 sunsets from across Wales..

Open the full post to view our selection of wonderful photography from highly talented photographers and 'People with REAL Passion' for Wales. 

Nothing better than people to promote their community!  Enjoy!


Gower, South Wales - Photo by Duane Evans

 

Porthcawl, South Wales - Photo by Mark J Davies

 

Menai Bridge, North Wales - Photo by Marilyn Williams

 

 Tal-y-Bont, Wales - Photo by Bleddyn Jones - Pearson

 

Tywyn beach, Gwynedd - Photo by Stephen Griffiths

 

Anglesey, North Wales - Photo by Sami Owen

 

Beautiful sunset, Wales - Photo by Anthony Ward

 

Tenby's South Beach, Wales - Photo by Nicky Mallen

 

St Cwyfan sunset, Anglesey - Photo by Don Cardy

 

Aberystwyth, Wales - Photo by WeLoveAberystwth

 

Four Mile Bridge, Anglesey - Photo by Edward Wyn Roberts

 

West Angle, Pembrokeshire - Photo by Jason Davies

 

Sunset O'clock - Wales - Photo by Mel Garside

 

Eastern Shelter, Barry Island, Wales - Photo by  David Clemett

 

Traethllyfn Beach, Pembrokeshire - Photo by Ynys Barry

 

 Perfect sunset, Wales - Photo by Morwendon House

 

Pembrokeshire, South Wales - Photo by  Pembrokeshire Coast & Wildlfe

 

Pembrokeshire, South Wales - Photo by Drew Buckley

 

Manorbier Beach, Pembrokeshire - Photo by Gareth Davies

 

Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire - Photo By Mandy Llewellyn

 

Skirrid Fawr, Black Mountains, Wales - Photo by Karl McCarthy

 

Elan Valley, Mid Wales - Photo by Sorcha Lewis

 

Penarth Pier, South Wales - Photo by Ade Ward

 

 Sands of time, Wales - Photo by Dean Taylor

 

Welsh Sunset, Wales - Photo by Gareth Southworth

 

Brecon Beacons, South Wales - Photo by Jim Cossey

 

Traeth Llydan, Anglesey - Photo by Phil Taylor

 

Sprinkle Haven, Pembrokeshire - Photo by Sion Esmond

 

Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales - Photo by W J Jones

Every photo is stunning! We hope you agree. 

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31 Mar 2019 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

Cranes Across the City - March 2019 Mini Update

A last update for March featuring more nice crane photos like this of one reflected in the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the removal of the cranes at Bank Birmingam and Exchange Square.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

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Cranes Across the City - March 2019 Mini Update




A last update for March featuring more nice crane photos like this of one reflected in the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the removal of the cranes at Bank Birmingam and Exchange Square.

Photo by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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28 Mar 2019 - Peter Leadbetter
Gallery

Here's '10 of the best' from Peter! - a Birmingham photographer and 'People with Passion'

Here we have selected 10 of the best photographs from the talented Peter Leadbetter, a photographer and one of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' at BirminghamWeAre. 

Open the full post to view Peter's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham.

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Here's '10 of the best' from Peter! - a Birmingham photographer and 'People with Passion'




Here we have selected 10 of the best photographs from the talented Peter Leadbetter, a photographer and one of Birmingham's 'People with Passion' at BirminghamWeAre. 

Open the full post to view Peter's wonderful photography taken in and around Birmingham.


Balancing Act, The Cube, Birmingham 

 

Reflections, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham 

 

Gas St Basin, Birmingham

 

Canalside reflections, Birmingham

 

Winterbourne Gardens, Birmingham

 

Canal at Edgbaston, Birmingham


Moseley Skyline, Birmingham


 

Japanese Bridge Reflections, Birmingham

Soho Loop near Winson Green, Birmingham

Photography taken by Peter Leadbetter

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Construction & regeneration
23 Mar 2019 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The removal of the crane at Bank Tower Two - March 2019

The crane at Bank Tower Two in Birmingham is removed by King Lifting.

Take the post for a selection of photos as it is removed.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The removal of the crane at Bank Tower Two - March 2019




The crane at Bank Tower Two in Birmingham is removed by King Lifting.

Take the post for a selection of photos as it is removed.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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People & community
20 Mar 2019 - Barry Whitehead
Gallery

St Patrick's parade & celebrations in Birmingham

Enjoy a wonderful gallery of photography from one of Birmingham's People with Passion Barry Whitehead taken at last weekends St. Patrick's weekend festival in Birmingham. 

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St Patrick's parade & celebrations in Birmingham




Enjoy a wonderful gallery of photography from one of Birmingham's People with Passion Barry Whitehead taken at last weekends St. Patrick's weekend festival in Birmingham. 


Gallery of photography from the St Patrick's parade in Birmingham - Barry Whitehead. 

Photography by Barry Whitehead

 

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10 Mar 2019 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

Daniel Sturley Photography - Recent Birmingham Photos

Here is a gallery of recent photos from around the city, a selection of many more in my Full Gallery. Above is looking up at the Library of Birmingham on a sunny winter's day.

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Daniel Sturley Photography - Recent Birmingham Photos




Here is a gallery of recent photos from around the city, a selection of many more in my Full Gallery. Above is looking up at the Library of Birmingham on a sunny winter's day.


Birmingham, One of the Two Lion Sculptures Outside HSBC UK - March 2019

 

Birmingham, Grand Central and the Rotunda - March 2019

 

Birmingham, the City in the Trees, Orion House - March 2019

 

Birmingham, the Holiday Inn Express on Holliday Street - March 2019

 

Birmingham, a Very Bright Street Lamp on Bridge Street - March 2019

 

Birmingham, gnarly 'Safety Devices' - March 2019

 

The Construction of Bank Tower Two - March 2019

 

Birmingham, the View over Arena Central - March 2019

 

Birmingham, the Chamberlain Monument and the Museum and Art Gallery Reflected in Two Chamberlain Square - March 2019

 

Birmingham, The Library of Birmingham - February 2019

 

Birmingham, a View North from the Library - February 2019

 

Birmingham, Five Ways Tower - February 2019

 

The Construction of Bank Tower Two - February 2019

 

The Construction of Bank Tower Two - February 2019

 

The Construction of Bank Tower Two - February 2019

 

Birmingham, the Skyline from Digbeth - February 2019

 

Birmingham, the Moon Rises Behind a Crane - February 2019

 

Birmingham, the View North from the Library - February 2019

 

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Birmingham Construction, Cranes Across the City - March 2019 Update

Many new photos have been added to our Birmingham Cranes photography feature, here's a selection.

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Italian Lakes

A selection of photos from the Italian Lakes (also going over into Switzerland). Lake Garda was an amazing lake to visit with many towns around it. Lake Como was also nice with many towns and places to visit. Lake Maggiore had a palace on an island that you can visit. Lake Lugano goes between Italy and Switzerland. Many of these lakes have ferries and boats that you can go on.

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A selection of photos from the Italian Lakes (also going over into Switzerland). Lake Garda was an amazing lake to visit with many towns around it. Lake Como was also nice with many towns and places to visit. Lake Maggiore had a palace on an island that you can visit. Lake Lugano goes between Italy and Switzerland. Many of these lakes have ferries and boats that you can go on.


Lake Garda

The following photos were taken during July 2010 in Northern Italy.

Boats seen from the town of Garda, this was where we were based during that week on Lake Garda. World flags.

Bardolino was not too far from Garda. More boats and more world flags. The visit to this town was on a free day.

Boats seen in the town of Castelletto. That day we went all the way around Lake Garda on the coach and we had certain stops at certain points, to have a look around.

You could get ferries across Lake Garda, and one day we went past Salo on a ferry. A few days later we headed to this town. Boats seen on the coastline. The day of this visit was during the coach tour of Lake Garda. We were following the holiday rep towards the main square in Salo.

The view from the Apponale Tower at Riva del Garda. This town is at the top tip of Lake Garda. The visit during the day of getting the coach all the way around the lake. The cost to go up the tower was €1. In Italian it is called La Torre Apponale. The tower dates to at least 1273 or earlier. It is 34 metres high.

Castello Scaligero is a 13th century castle in the town of Sirmione. It is at the bottom tip of Lake Garda. It was built by the Scaliger family. Construction started in 1277 by Martino della Scala. The town was an important military centre until the 16th century. Sirmione was a part of the Republic of Venice from 1405 until 1797 when the Austrians took over. Sirmione became a part of a unified Italy in 1888. The visit to Sirmione was by a car ferry, a journey which started at Garda, then went over to Salo, then down to Sirmione.

This is one of the views from Castello Scaligero di Malcesine in the town of Malcesine. You get amazing views of Lake Garda from up here. It was built by the Lombards during the middle of the first millennium, and destroyed by the Franks in 590. It was rebuilt by 806. It became property of the Scala family from 1277 until 1387. Over the centuries it has been occupied by various different powers such as the Republic of Venice, later the French and Austrian Empires. The Austrians had it until 1866 when it was handed to the Italians after reunification of Italy. The visit to Malcesine was also on a free day.

The car ferry called Brescia seen arriving at Garda. This was the boat that we travelled over one of the days on Lake Garda. This view below was during our final morning on the lake before we returned to Verona Airport. The usual thing with these holidays is that you have to wait around at the hotel for hours before your coach comes to pick up up to take you back to the airport.

This view from the car ferry we were on was of the hydrofoil boat named Goethe. The day we headed to Gardone Riviera to visit a garden. The boat was probably named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a German writer and statesmen. Goethe was caught doing drawings in Malcesine and was arrested as a spy during his visit in 1786.

Lake Como

The following photos were taken during June 2016 in Northern Italy.

We arrived at Bellagio on a small boat (seen below) from Villa del Balbianello (after a tour of the villa). Was a wet day, but had stopped raining by the time we got to the wonderful town of Bellagio on Lake Como.

Bellagio's splendid architecture seen with Lake Como. Plenty of restaurants and shops here. We got the car ferry Adda later back to our hotel at Cadenabbia from near here.

View of Cadenabbia from the car ferry Adda we travelled on from Bellagio back to our hotel. You can see the dock where the boat will eventually stop. Plenty of hotels and bars along that coastline in Cadenabbia. Many mountains around too!

On our free day, we travelled down to the City of Como on a hydrofoil boat from Tremezzo (after a morning at Villa Carlotta). It was very fast. The boat was named Citta di Como.

Arriving at the City of Como on the hydrofoil boat. Not far from Piazza Cavour. Wonderful historic architecture here. Lots of fountains. Plenty of restaurants and shops. They also have a railway station here. We later left not by boat, but by bus (much slower journey) to return to the hotel at Cadenabbia.

Tremezzo was a short distance away on foot from the hotel in Cadenabbia. Plenty of bars down here. Plus lake side swimming pools! You can also visit Villa Carlotta down here, or get the ferry.

Kept seeing this road train around the towns of Lake Como. The Trombetta Express seen not far from outside of Villa Carlotta near Tremezzo. At this point it was outside of the Oratorio Sommariva (The Sommariva Oratory). While we didn't ride this road train, did days later on a visit to Lugano in Switzerland go on the road train there, while near Lake Lugano.

A visit to Villa Carlotta. It is between Cadenabbia and Tremezzo on Lake Como. It was built for the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in 1690. It was completed in 1745 and remained in the hands of Marquis Clerici until 1795.

Stunning views of Lake Como and the mountains around it from the balcony at Villa Carlotta. Was also some nice gardens to explore during the visit here as well.

A visit to Villa del Balbianello for a guided tour of the villa. I did not take any photos inside (not sure if that was allowed). The villa was built in 1787 on the site of a Franciscan monastery for the Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini. There was wonderful gardens here. On our visit there was a torrential rain storm, so wasn't much chance to fully explore the garden before leaving on the boat to Bellagio.

A few days later on a day with beter sunny weather, got this view of the villa from the hydrofoil boat we got down to the City of Como. Plenty of mountains and trees on both sides of Lake Como.

Lake Maggiore

The following photos were taken during June 2016 in Northern Italy.

A couple of boats on Lake Maggiore seen from the town of Stresa. Earlier that day we had got a boat from Stresa to Isola Bella to visit Borromeo Palace. We didn't go onto Isola Madre like some people did, and instead returned for a look around Stresa in the afternoon.

A road train seen in Stresa.This one was called The TourisTic Tour. From DottoTrains. It was on the Corso Umberto I at the time near the Hotel Milan Au Lac.

A view of Lake Maggiore from the coach heading towards Stresa. Mountains around this lake too!

Isola dei Pescatori seen from the boat on Lake Maggiore. We were heading towards Isola Bella. It's name means Fishermen’s Island. We did not visit that island. There is restaurants on the island providing fish caught by the local fishermen.

Approaching Isola Bella for a visit to the Borromeo Palace. From this view the Teatro Massimo (Theatre Maximum) is seen to the left. The palace and the gardens was well worth a visit, at such a unique location!

Exterior of the Borromeo Palace on Isola Bella after our visit. The entrance was round to the right. It dates to the 17th century and was built by members of the House of Borromeo.

A view of the Teatro Massimo (Theatre Maximum) from the gardens of the palace.

Lake Lugano

The following photos were taken during June 2016 in Switzerland.

The coach journey from Italy into Switzerland along the coast of Lake Lugano. This lake is in both countries. Lots of tall mountains along the way. Was tunnels at the border control.

The approach to the city of Lugano on the coach, with Lake Lugano to the left. Architecture was very Italianette here.

One of the first things we did in Lugano was ride on the Lugano City Tour (road train). They accept Euros or Swiss Francs. A nice tour around this Swiss city. The tour starts near to the Piazza Manzoni. This view from the road train I was on, the Red Arrow. View of the starting point, also where it later ended.

Boats on Lake Lugano seen from the Lugano. Didn't go on a boat trip while we were here though. Went to an art gallery while we were there.

Would assume that you could hire these boats? The walk along the lake front towards a park. They have a lot of nice pieces of public artwork here too. Many of these lakes have small beaches. There was a beach here to the right of this view below.

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Birmingham Hippodrome Chinese New Year Celebrations February 2019

The Birmingham Hippodrome kindly arranged for some of our community enthusiast photographers to have press passes for the amazing Chinese New Year Celebrations, here is just a selection of the great photos taken.

Photo by Tammie Naughton

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The Birmingham Hippodrome kindly arranged for some of our community enthusiast photographers to have press passes for the amazing Chinese New Year Celebrations, here is just a selection of the great photos taken.

Photo by Tammie Naughton

More by Barry Whitehead, Beverly Dakin and Rob Perry-Griffiths in the full post.


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