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History & heritage
17 Apr 2024 - Daniel Sturley
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The Maritime Time Ball in Deal, Kent

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An iconic Grade II listed building on the seafront, a reminder of the importance of the town to the navy in Georgian times, now a museum.

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It stands on the site of an earlier shutter telegraph, one of a chain of 10 stations between the Admiralty telegraph in Southwark and the naval yard at Deal. The telegraph line which opened in 1796, allowed rapid communication between London and the naval anchorage in the Downs. From 1821 to 1831, the Tower carried a semaphore mast, which was used by the navy’s coast blockade against smugglers.

The timeball signal was established in 1855. The timeball, which fell at 1 pm precisely, was triggered by an electric signal so that ships could check their chronometers. It was administered by the Royal Observatory from 1864 until 1927 when it became obsolete and its operation was ceased.

The museum features exhibits about the history of the tower and its use for navigation, signalling and precision electrical timekeeping, and the mechanics of the operating timeball.

Location: Victoria Parade, Deal, CT14 7BP

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People & community
17 Mar 2024 - Daniel Sturley
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St Patrick's Day Parade in Digbeth 2024

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Here is a selection of great photography taken at today's St Patrick's Parade in Birmingham by Jack and Daniel, contributors at Birmingham We Are. 

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Photography by Jack Babington

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Health & wellbeing
23 Feb 2024 - Daniel Sturley
Inspiration

This Trip to Chicago Inspired My Love of Architectural and Urban Photography

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Chicago, Illinois, USA, February 1997.

Click the article for a full gallery of my photos from this trip...

 

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The start of my photography journey, in terms of it having a positive effect on my mental health was when I returned from a trip with my father to Chicago, USA in February 1997.

I had taken a small compact 35 film camera and wanted to capture some of the scenes from the trip, largely as a memory reference point, but also to show others.

With such an inspiring ‘canvas’ to work with I quickly started to use up film stock.

The Chicago skyline from the Observation deck of the Hancock Tower at about 350m high, the Willis (Sears) Tower dominating.

I also found during the trip that I wanted to capture images that were not just documentary, but that had an inherent aesthetic, and to extenuate and draw attention to the aspects unique to the place and my experience of it.

‘Skyscrapers’!

Looking up at the 350m Hancock Tower from Michigan Avenue.

Wow, I was awestruck, the sheer scale overwhelmed me, and I became desperate to somehow capture the feeling with photographs.

I was pleased with the process and the results.

I recently scanned in the original 6x4 prints at a faily low resolution, I hope to one day find the negatives and get some proper scans made. For now I have reprocessed the print scans with Photoshop as best I can, it was cheap film so the colour on some has been a challenge!

Here is a gallery:

A few shots of the city skyline from near the SHED Aquarium:

Around the city streets:

Navy Pier:

A statue in Grant Park:

In the SHED Aqauarium:

A few from the suburbs:

A few from taxi rides:

The Willis (Sears) Tower:

Views from the Willis Tower Skydeck at 450m high.

The Hancock Tower:

From the 10th floor hotel next door:

Views from the Hancock Tower Skydeck at 350m:

In the Hancock Tower Resaurant:

When returning to my new adopted city of Birmingham, I sought to find similar feelings and capture the associated photographs.

Birmingham is not Chicago, but it became, for me, something else.

The city is not full of incredible skyscrapers, but it is full of so much more!

People have hobbies, special interests, mine became urbanscape photography.

I began to discover the city of Birmingham and found that I developed a positive perception of the place and its massive diversity on so many levels. I grew up in London and the south-east and had a typical view of cities ‘up-north’ but not having actually experienced any properly.

I knew people had a dim view of Birmingham on a national level, and having started to live there I developed a feeling of indignation, the city had a bad reputation, but that this was largely unjustified.

I enjoyed capturing photos of the city but developed a motivation to use them as a way of dispelling the negative myths about it.

 

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Construction & regeneration
05 Feb 2024 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of Three Chamberlain Square - February 2024 Update

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Three Chamberlain Square has been going up fast for the past few months, the wider over-hanging main rise of the structure is now clearly visible.

This construction photo gallery is a selection from the nearly 400 photos in the feature project for this building, the link to this in in the article...

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There are now nearly 400 construction photos of this building in the full gallery:

Click here to view the full construction photo gallery...

September 2023

Photography by Stephen Giles

Photography by Daniel Sturley

October 2023

Photography by Daniel Sturley

November 2024

Photography by Daniel Sturley

December 2023

Photography by Daniel Sturley

January 2024

Photography by Daniel Sturley

There are now nearly 400 construction photos of this building in the full gallery:

Click here to view the full construction photo gallery...

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Construction & regeneration
04 Feb 2024 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of the Octagon - Update - February 2024

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The Octagon seems to have stalled in terms of height with the concrete core waiting for the next tie of the cranes to the main structure, they have been extended now so we expect the core to start rising again soon, 17 to go!

Here is a selection of construction photos from December and January included in the main gallery for this feature project:

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There are now over 2000 construction photos of this building in the full gallery:

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December 2024

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley

January 2024

Photography by Daniel Sturley

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Stephen Giles

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley

1st February 2024

Photography by Daniel Sturley

There are now over 2000 construction photos of this building in the full gallery:

Click here to view the full construction photo gallery...

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People & community
02 Feb 2024 - Daniel Sturley
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The Centre for Pride of Place at Windsor Olympus Academy

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A map of the facilities.

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Construction & regeneration
04 Dec 2023 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of the Octagon - Update - December 2023

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Here is a gallery of construction photos of the Octagon, from September to early December

There was a pause in construction of the central core for a while as the main structure caoght up to where the cranes could be tied. The cladding is being installed fast and is visible now from many spots around the city.

A sample from the main photo gallery follows...

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September 2023:

Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

October 2023:

Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

November 2023:

Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

December 2023:

Photography by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
29 Aug 2023 - Daniel Sturley
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Octagon at Paradise Birmingham - February to August 2023 Update

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We have been covering the construction of the Octagon since ground-break with regular photography.

Here is a sample of the massive gallery from February to August.

 

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There are now over 1200 photos of the construction of this building in the Octagon Full Construction Photo Gallery

February 2023

Images by Stephen Giles.

Photography by Daniel Sturley

March 2023

Photography by Daniel Sturley

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley

April 2023

Photography by Daniel Sturley

Photography by Jack Babington

May 2023

Images by Stephen Giles.

Image from Quantem Consulting.

Photography by Daniel Sturley

June 2023

Photography by Daniel Sturley

July 2023

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley

August 2023

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley

Photography by Elliott Brown

Photography by Daniel Sturley

There are now over 1200 photos of the construction of this building in the Octagon Full Construction Photo Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

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History & heritage
23 Aug 2023 - Daniel Sturley
Inspiration

The Martello towers of the Kent Heritage Coast

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The Martello Towers.

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Construction & regeneration
03 Feb 2023 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of the Octagon at Paradise Birmingham - February 2023 Photo Update

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The Octagon is rising from the ground fast now and the concrete core has reached the third floor with the outer structure on the lower levels chasing behind. Photos from December 2022 through January 2023 in this gallery update, but don't forget we have many more in the main construction photo gallery for this build and a link is in the article...

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There are now nearly 500 photos of the construction of this building in the Octagon Full Construction Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of recent additions to the full construction photo gallery...

28th December 2022

7th January 2023

Photography by Birmingham We Are and It's Your Build contributor  Daniel Sturley

13th January 2023

Photography by Birmingham We Are and It's Your Build contributor Elliott Brown

14th January 2023

15th January 2023

18th January 2023

19th January 2023

21st January 2023

Photography by Birmingham We Are and It's Your Build contributor Daniel Sturley

26th January 2023

Photography by Birmingham We Are and It's Your Build contributor Elliott Brown

28th January 2023

Photography by Birmingham We Are and It's Your Build contributor Daniel Sturley

Huge gallery for Octagon 

There are now nearly 500 photos of the construction of this building in the Octagon Full Construction Photo Gallery

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Construction & regeneration
02 Feb 2023 - Daniel Sturley
News & Updates

The Construction of Exchange Square - Sept 2021 to Jan 2023

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A review of the Exchange Square development from September 2021 to January 2023.

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Exchange Square in Birmingham - how things have developed.

Here, we take a look at this huge development from September 2021 to present.

September 2021

October 2021

December 2021

February 2022

16th April 2022

May 2022

July 2022

August 2022

September 2022

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

January 2023

Photography by contributors to ItsYourBuild and BirminghamWeAre.

Please see the full construction photo gallery for this build here: Exchange Square Phase 1 & 2

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Construction & regeneration
22 Jan 2023 - Daniel Sturley
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Five Years of Birmingham City Centre Construction Cranes - 2017 to 2022

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Five Years of Birmingham City Centre Construction Cranes - 2017 to 2022

I find that cranes can be quite photogenic and discovered this as part of covering the construction of several Birmingham buildings over the last five years. Here is a gallery of my favourites...

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2017

Cranes all lined up in the wind at the dormant construction of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick.

Cranes at the early part of the construction of Three Snow Hill.

The installation of the crane for Bank Birmingham Tower Two.

The installation of the crane for Bank Birmingham Tower Two.

The installation of the crane for Bank Birmingham Tower Two.

The installation of the crane for One Chamberlain Square.

Construction Crane over the Unite Union HQ in the Eastside.

A great cluster of cranes.

 

2018

Crane at sunrise over One Centenary Sqaure at Arena Central.

Crane at Paradise Birmingham for the construction of One Chamberlain Square.

Cranes at Arena Central.

Cranes at Arena Central with a full moon.

The Full Moon Tests the Strength of a Crane at Arena Central.

Crane and rainbow.

Cranes at Arena Central for the construction od Three Arena Central.

 

2019

Cranes at Arena Central.

Cranes at Paradise Birmingham.

Cranes at Paradise and 103 Colmore Row.

Moon Rises Behind a Crane at Arena Central.

A great cluster of cranes in the Westside from Digbeth.

Crane at 103 Colmore Row.

Crane Dismantles its Sibling at Three Snow Hill.

Crane at the Paradise Development from the Library.

Crane Reflected in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Cranes at St Martins Place.

Crane Dismantles its Sibling at Three Arena Central.

Crane Dismantles its Sibling at Three Arena Central.

Cranes at the Paradise Development.

The full moon at Arena Central.

Cranes at The Mercian.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

Full Moon Over Arena Central.

Trio of Cranes at Lancaster Gate.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

Crane at the Paradise Development.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row

Crane in Ladywood at Sunset.

 

2020

The Construction of Three Arena Central.

Crane and the Full Moon at 103 Colmore Row.

Crane at Lionel House.

Cranes in Aston.

Cranes at 103 Colmore Row.

Crane at Arena Central.

Cranes at the Mercian.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

The Construction of The Mercian.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

The Construction of The Mercian.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of One Centenary Way

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of The Mercian.

Crane at One Centenary Way.

Crane in Ladywood.

Crane at One Centenary Way.

Cranes at Paradise.

Cranes at Paradise.

Crane at 103 Colmore Row.

Construction of One Centenary Way.

Cranes at One Centenary Way.

Cranes at One Centenary Way.

Crane with a Nest.

The City Skyline from Egg Hill in Frankley at Night.

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row.

 

2021

Cranes at One Centenary Way.

Cranes at One Centenary Way.

Crane at One Centenary Way with the Half Moon.

The Construction of The Mercian.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

The Construction of One Centenary Way.

Crane at Arena Central.

A Crane Exchange Square.

 

2022

Crane at The Square on Broad Street.

Crane at The Square on Broad Street.

Cranes at One Centenary Way and Exchange Square.

Crane at Exchange Square.

Cranes at Exchange Square.

Crane in Handsworth.

Metropolitan House at Five Ways.

Crane at The Octagon.

View from the Library ‘Secret Garden’ twards Sandwell

Crane at The Square on Broad Street.

The Construction of South Central.

Crane at The Octagon.

The Construction of New Garden Square.

 

A few bonus photos from January 2023:

The Construction of The Square on Broad Street.

The Construction of The Octagon.

The Construction of The Octagon.

The Construction of The Square on Broad Street.

All photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

Please see the full construction crane gallery here: Crane and Plant photography

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Art; Culture & creativity
31 Dec 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham UK, My Personal 100 Favourites Taken in 2022

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I like to take photos, it's helps my mental health and I don't put myself under any pressure. I love my adopted home city and since discovering that it is a beautiful and amazingly photogenic, diverse and muddled up urban landscape, I have sought to expose the negative myths about Birmingham by publishing my photos since 2010. Please see my 2022 favourites gallery:

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January 1st 2022, Clent Hill.

6th January, snow in Central Square in Brindleyplace.

15th January, the Broad Street Cluster.

15th January, The Cube from the 'Secret Garden' atop the Library.

20th January, pre-sunset over Ladywood.

3rd February, Ladywood.

19th February, Three Snow Hill.

19th February, Luke Perry's 'Forward in Unity' sculpture in Colmore Square.

23rd February, the Library from 103 Colmore Row, on the 'Views from 103' photography tour.

23rd February, the sunrise from 103 Colmore Row, on the 'Views from 103' photography tour.

23rd February, an abstract from 103 Colmore Row, on the 'Views from 103' photography tour.

23rd February, the Lower Terrace on 103 Colmore Row, on the 'Views from 103' photography tour.

19th March, the city skyline from Egg Hill near Frankley.

19th March, Bank Tower Two on Broad Street.

26th March, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha and St Micheal's Church from the Library.

26th March, the 'Iron_Man' and the city Council House in Victoria Square and 103 Colmore Row.

26th March, the weather vane atop St Philip's Cathedral.

26th March, the Shakespeare Memorial Room atop the Library.

16th April, sunrise from Brindleyplace.

16th April, Bank Tower Two reflected in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

7th May, the 'Golden Men' back in Centenary Sqaure.

7th May, the drunk robot at 'Reflex' 80's club on Broad Street.

14th May, a reflection of the 'Golden Men' in Symphony Hall.

14th May, the 'Flower of Life' pattern in the Library.

22nd May, 'Old Joe', the Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower.

22nd May, 'Old Joe', the Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower.

28th May, 'Muddle Earth' at the construction of the Octagon at Paradise Birmingham.

2nd June, the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Victoria Square.

2nd June, photo panels at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Victoria Square.

12 June, the installation of 'Foreign Exchange' in Victoria Square.

12th June, 'Foreign Exchange' in Victoria Square.

12th June, 'Perry' photobombs the 'Floozie'.

12th June, 'Foreign Exchange' in Victoria Square.

24th June, the city skyline from Dudley Castle.

25th June, an interior of the Library.

26th June, the city skyline from Egg Hill near Frankley.

5th July, 'Foreign Exchange' in Victoria Square.

5th July, a view from One Centenary Way as part of an invited photographers event.

10th July, 'Perry' banner on the city Council House.

10th July, the Town Hall.

10th July, Chamberlain Square.

22nd July, the Cordia Blackswan sponsored 'King Kong' statue at Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter.

22nd July, the Cordia Blackswan sponsored 'King Kong' statue at Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter.

27th July, the Queen's Baton Relay arrives in Brindleyplace.

28th July, Westside BID's 'Big Whistle' event.

31st July, the 'Brummie Bull' in Centenary Square, detail of the red lit eye.

31st July, there will be a few of the Bull in this gallery! Here the nostrils.

31st July, this of the Bull was made into canvases presented to BBC's Mike Bushell and Ian Ward, Birmingham City Council Leader.

1st August, the 'Brummie Bull' with the Library.

1st August, 'Foreign Exchange' and the Town Hall.

1st August, 'Perry' banner on Colmore Row.

1st August, the Commonwealth Games floral display in Cathedral Square.

1st August, the Library.

5th August, the BBC's Mike Bushel in Centenary Square.

5th August, a rainbow and 103 Colmore Row.

6th August, Central Square in Brindleyplace.

6th August, the Cordia Blackswan sponsored 'King Kong' statue at Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter.

6th August, the Canal in Brindleyplace.

6th August, the 'Brummie Bull' and the Library at twilight in Centenary Square.

7th August, 'Perry' in Centenary Square.

6th August, the scene of 'Muddle Earth' in Centenary Square.

7th August, 'Perry' says "no more hiding, Birmingham!".

9th August, the full moon and the Hyatt Regenct Hotel.

14th August, the England giant flag pin in Centenary Square with the Library.

20th August, a view from the Library over Centenary Square.

20th August, part of the the giant flag pins display in Centenary Square.

20th August, the 'Brummie Bull' form the Library.

20th August, the Utilita Arena Birmingham.

2nd September, the 'Brummie Bull' floraly adorned for the opening of the 'PoliNations' event.

3rd September, during the first 'Sunset Shift' display at 'PoliNations in Victoria Square.

11th September, flowers at 'PoliNations'.

11th September, the city flag at half-mast for the passing of Queen Elizabeth 2nd.

11th September, the Victoria R statue during the 'PoliNations' event in Victoria Square.

19th September, part of the city skyline from Barr Beacon.

24th September, the Laurence Broderick Bull statue adorned with an amazing head dress for Pride Birmingham 2022.

24th September, a couple at the start of the Pride Birmingham 2022 parade.

1st October, a scene in Chamberlain Square that I just had to document.

1st October, sometimes it appears easier to put the crane on the top of the concrete core, here at the construction of South Central.

2nd October, an abstract reflection in one of the lamps by the canal in Brindleyplace near Old Turn Junction and the Arena.

2nd October, after his time on display in Centenary Square and having been 'saved' for the city, the 'Brummie Bull' was hosted for a while in a brownfield site provided by an owner in Ladywood.

8th October, a view west from the 'Secret Garden' atop the Library.

8th October, a reflection pattern from the windows in the Library Amphitheatre.

10th October, the city Council House, 'Big Brum' at the Museam and Art Gallery with 103 Colmore Row, featured as November's photo in the 2023 Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar.

19th October, part of the city skyline from Cotteridge.

29th October, empty chairs on the City Star Flyer in anticipation before the opening of Ice Skate Birmingham 2022.

30th October, the city skyline from Lickey Hills Country Park.

5th November, the rides at Ice Skate Birmingham 2022.

5th November, the City Star Flyer at Ice Skate Birmingham 2022.

6th November, the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Victoria Square.

6th November, the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Victoria Square.

12th November, a rare selfie reflection in a Christmas Tree ball in Central Square in Brindleyplace.

13th November, the Remembrace Day Parade in Colmore Row.

13th November, the 'AIR' ride at Ice Skate Birmingham 2022.

19th November, the Christmas Fayre in Cathedral Square.

20th November, shadows on the classic stream engine at the Thinktank museum.

23rd November, twigs and the 'Flower of Life' architecture on the Library.

1st December, the revealing of the Luke Perry HIV Memorial in Hurst Street.

10th December, 'Old Joe', the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower at the University of Birmingham, in a pool of sunlight from Lickey Hills Counrty Park.

25th December, the city skyline from Oaklands Recreation Ground in Yardley.

25th December, a part of the city skyline from Oaklands Recreation Ground in Yardley.

Happy New Year to you all!

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Construction & regeneration
18 Dec 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of One Centenary Way - December 2022 Update

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The exterior of the building is having finishing touches applied with the bright reflective panels at the top helping to easily locate it visually from some distance.

This gallery is of photos from October , November and December.

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1st October 2022

8th October 2022

15th October 2022

6th November 2022

12th November 2022

10th December 2022

17th December 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley

There are now over 850 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: One Centenary Way Full Construction Gallery

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Construction & regeneration
17 Dec 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of the Octagon at Paradise - December 2022 Update

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Big news for a big project!

The core is out of the ground and there are some outer columns installed, all now visable above the hordings around the site. The building will seem bulkier in the early stages of construction we think, until it gets above 100 metres when it will start to look much thiner but very tall!

Click 'View Article to see the full gallery.

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3rd December 2022

17th December 2022

 

Photography by Daniel Sturley

There are now over 300 photos of the construction of this building in the Octagon Full Construction Photo Gallery

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Green open spaces
08 Dec 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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A Winter Walk in Sandwell Valley Country Park - 7th December 2022

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Daniel was in Sandwell Valley Country Park on the 7th December 2022 and the lighting conditions were great for some atmospheric landscape, abstract and even wildlife photography...

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Starting from the Park Farm, entering into the Priory Woods Local Nature Reserve...

Photography by Daniel Sturley

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History & heritage
23 Oct 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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York, Clifford's Tower - October 2022

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On the 11th October 2022 I visited Clifford's Tower, hugely historic, old and now a magical experience after an extensive refurbisment. The interior is wonderful and the views from the new roof terrace are astounding! Interiors first then the views in this gallery post...

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10th October 2022

The evening before:

11th October 2022

Half way up the steps:

The Interior

The hole in the roof:

Up on to the roof terrace:

Looking back down to the interior from the hole in the roof:

Views from the Roof Terrace

 

A blue sky on the way back out:

Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

 

 

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History & heritage
23 Oct 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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York, the Ruins of St Mary's Abbey - October 2022

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I visited the ruins of St Mary's Abbey on 12th October 2022 and although the weather was grey and moody if lent a little atmosphere to my photos whilst there...

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12th October 2022

Approaching from Museum Gardens:

Into the ruins:

The discovery of a 'ghost' as part of the 'Ghosts in the Gardens' feature:

More about this here: GHOSTS IN THE GARDENS - GALLERY

Photography by Daniel Sturley

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Travel & tourism
22 Oct 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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'Ghosts in the Gardens' - York October 2022

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While on my visit to York I was keen to see the ruins of St Mary's Abbey. I entered the Museum Gardens on a damp overcast afternoon (12th October) and was absolutely delighted to discover this amazing art feature! The weather kind of helped the photos too in a way, I only got to see a few of the fantastic wire sculptures there...

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October 12th 2022

October 13th 2022

The Museum Entrance had a miniture feature introducing the main event:

Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

 

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Classic Architecture
22 Oct 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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York Minster - October 2022

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Including a few of the Minster from where I was staying, here is a gallery of photos from my visit to the Minster on 12th October 2022, also outside on the 11th with a moody sky. The fantastic interior is the main feature here with a few blue sky photos of the exterior on the 14th to finish off.

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10th October 2022

Evening from Laterthorpe:

11th October 2022

Early morning from Layerthorpe:

From Clifford's Tower:

The clouds came over:

The fantastic bronze model of the old city at the entrance:

The statue of Constantine:

The stone mason's yard:

The interior:

In the crypt:

The plan of the cathedral:

For Ukraine:

14th October 2022

As i was preparing to leave the city I was gifted a blue sky for some final exteriors:

Photography by Daniel Sturley

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Art; Culture & creativity
22 Jul 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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King Kong back where he belongs - unveiling day!

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Following all the excitement, Friday 22nd July, 2022 was finally here. Crowds gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Yes, King Kong is back in the city, and he's even bigger than before!

Enjoy our wonderful gallery of photos compiled with the help of our community and followers of Birmingham Gems. 

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The Birmingham Gems team arrived early to get a few shots of the King before the ceremony.

This giant of a sculpture modelled on the original King Kong is over 7 metres tall.  He's impressive and the artwork is wonderful!

Nicholas Monro, the sculptor behind the original statue of King Kong, made of fibre-glass and displayed in Birmingham 50 years ago, was represented at the ceremony by his two sons Joe and Claud.

Sculptors RoboCarv worked with Mr Monro and his family to create the replica which is significantly bigger than the 1970s original.

Cordia Blackswan, developers of many of the builds and re-development occurring along and around Great Hampton Street, are responsible for seeing this project come to fruition. 

Marcus Hawley, founder and managing director of Cordia Blackswan makes an extremely important point about the connection between art, commmunity and the role of place-makers,

"xxxxxxx

 

Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

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Construction & regeneration
30 Apr 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of One Centenary Way - March/April 2022 Update

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Visable progress at One Centenary Way.

Upper floors now await windows, external lifts have been installed and all the steel work is complete.

This post includes some great photos of this prominent build. 

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One Centenary Way - Construction update (March and April 2022)

8th March 2022

26th March 2022

16th April 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

There are now over 750 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: One Centenary Way Full Construction Gallery

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27 Apr 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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The Samuel Heath Building

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The Samuel Heath Building now a protected listed building - Wonderful photography of this great building of historic importance from Stephen Hartland of the Victorian Society (West Midlands). 

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Photography by Stephen Hartland

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Construction & regeneration
03 Apr 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of The Square on Broad Street - April 2022

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This tower is rising so fast, the core is up to floor 26 at least and the lower structure is up to the third floor columns. The core can be seen from all over the west side of the city now. Loads of construction photos in this update.

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27th February 2022

6th March 2022

19th March 2022

24th March 2022

31st March 2022

2nd April 2022

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

There are now over 170 photos of the construction of this building, and these can now be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: The Square, Broad Street - Full Construction Photo Gallery

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14 Mar 2022 - Daniel Sturley
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Refurbishment of The Gothic as part of wider regeneration of Great Hampton Street

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In glorious Birmingham sunshine, we give you the magnificent architectural gem that is The Gothic, both a masterpiece and masterclass in historical regeneration located on Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter. Having had its exterior scaffolding removed, this refurbishment project is rapidly nearing completion.

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All photography taken on 14th March 2022:

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

AND HOW THE GOTHIC WILL LOOK ONCE COMPLETE:

All artist's impressions are the property of Cordia Blackswan.

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