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Introducing+PhotographyWeAre
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Introducing PhotographyWeAre

Photography We Are.com  is a digital space devoted to photography that has been established by FreeTimePays for the enjoyment of people who share a passion for photography.

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The+Church+of+St+Peter+%26+St+Paul%2c+Aston+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Church of St Peter & St Paul, Aston - A Birmingham Gem!

The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul is situated in Witton Lane in Aston. It was the tallest building in Birmingham from 1838 to 1855. Not far from Villa Park, Aston Hall & Park.

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The+Bond%2c+Digbeth+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Bond, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bond is situated close to the Grand Union Canal in Digbeth and is a former Victorian industrial factory now with conference facilities and warehouse space for creatives.

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The+Birmingham+Gun+Barrel+Proof+House+-+A+Birmingham+(Hidden)+Gem!
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The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House - A Birmingham (Hidden) Gem!

The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House is situated at the end of Banbury Street in Digbeth and was established by an Act of Parliament  in 1813

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Broad+Street+Walk+of+Stars+Birmingham
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Broad Street Walk of Stars Birmingham

The Broad Street Walk of Stars started in 2007 with the unveiling of the Star of Ozzy Osbourne. Other recipients included Jasper Carrott, Murray Walker, Frank Skinner, Julie Walters and more.

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Moseley+School+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Moseley School - A Birmingham Gem!

Moseley School is situated on Wake Green Road, in Moseley, Birmingham. The red brick building built in 1855-56 as the Spring Hill Congregational College. A school since 1923.

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Dartmouth+Circus+-+site+of+the+Boulton+%26+Watt+Engine+of+1817
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Dartmouth Circus - site of the Boulton & Watt Engine of 1817

Dartmouth Circus is an island at Dartmouth Middleway with the Aston Expressway, A38(M) going under it. The Boulton & Watt Engine of 1817 can be seen here. Linked by subways and footbridge.

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The+Foundation+of+the+Schools+of+King+Edward+VI+in+Birmingham+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham dates back to the founding of King Edward's School in 1552. Today it includes 12 schools.

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The+River+Tame+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The River Tame - A Birmingham Gem!

The River Tame is the main river of the West Midlands and up until the 19th century it was considered an urban river, a productive fishery and popular with anglers. 

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University+of+Birmingham+Guild+of+Students+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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University of Birmingham Guild of Students - A Birmingham Gem!

The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is situated on the Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham, near Edgbaston Park Road. Formerly called BUGS.

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Hall+of+Memory+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Hall of Memory - A Birmingham Gem!

The Hall of Memory is a war memorial designed by Cooke and Twist which was opened in 1925 in Centenary Square, Birmingham. 

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Akamba+Heritage+Centre+-+A+Solihull+Gem!
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Akamba Heritage Centre - A Solihull Gem!

The Akamba Heritage Centre is situated on Tythe Barn Lane in Dickens Heath, Solihull. Featuring metal animal sculptures from the jungle. It is also a garden centre.

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Perrott%27s+Folly+and+Edgbaston+Waterworks+Tower+-+A+pair+of+Birmingham+Gems!
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Perrott's Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower - A pair of Birmingham Gems!

Perrott's Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower are two prominent landmarks on the Ladywood/Edgbaston border of Birmingham.  Both are steeped in history.

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University+of+Birmingham+Sports+%26+Fitness+Centre+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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University of Birmingham Sports & Fitness Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

University of Birmingham's state-of-the-art sports club, with a big focus on community, is a gateway to the University and sits on the corner of Bristol Road and Edgbaston Park Road.

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National+Sealife+Centre+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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National Sealife Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The National Sealife Centre is situated at Brindleyplace in Birmingham, between Three and Four Brindleyplace, and near the canals. Opened in 1996.

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St+Chad%27s+Cathedral+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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St Chad's Cathedral - A Birmingham Gem!

St Chad's Cathedral is situated at St Chad's Circus Queensway and St Chad's Queensway in what was formerly called the Gun Quarter in Birmingham.

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Five Ways Island - A wonderful open space!

At the busy Five Ways Island is a small public space with wonderful flower beds. Subways called walkways links the pavements to all surrounding roads. Site of a Grammar School 1883-1958.

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Museum+of+the+Jewellery+Quarter+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is situated on Vyse Street in Birmingham. Built around the preserved Smith & Pepper Jewellery Factory.

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Coffin+Works+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Coffin Works - A Birmingham Gem!

The Coffin Works is located on Fleet Street in the Jewellery Quarter and was run by the Newman Brothers from 1894 until it closed in 1998. It re-opened as a museum in 2014.

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Midlands+Arts+Centre+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Midlands Arts Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Midlands Arts Centre is situated in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston. Opened 1962, building refurbished from 2008 to 2010.

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The Pen Museum - A Birmingham Gem!

The Pen Museum is in the Argent Centre on Frederick Street in the Jewellery Quarter. The museum opened in 2001.

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Curtis+Gardens%2c+Birmingham+-+A+Wonderful+open+space!
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Curtis Gardens, Birmingham - A Wonderful open space!

Curtis Gardens is situated on the Fox Hollies Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham. Formerly the estate of Fox Hollies Hall (demolished in 1937).

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Lapworth+Museum+of+Geology+(University+of+Birmingham)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Lapworth Museum of Geology (University of Birmingham) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is located at the University of Birmingham in the quadrangle, in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Contains dinosaur replica skeletons and fossils.

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Barber+Institute+of+Fine+Arts+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Barber Institute of Fine Arts - A Birmingham Gem!

The world renowned Barber Institute of Fine Arts is located at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston behind The Equestrian Statue of King George I.

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Raising+community+spirits+during+Covid+-+photography+with+community+
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Raising community spirits during Covid - photography with community

This feature is all about lifting our spirits during Covid.  Whether you can get out or not enjoy this regularly updated selection of wonderful photography from people with passion.

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