Birmingham Bubbles

On my way home today, there was someone selling one of those bubble machines in the streets. Tempting, though it was I resisted.

Birmingham Bubbles

Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

I had to travel to the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, an area with a dense concentration of businesses involved in the jewellery industry  (hence the name). It’s an interesting area to wander around, and clearly has a lot of history. I’ll be back here quite a few times over the coming months so I’ll try and add a little more information about the place as I go. But for today just a few introductory images.

Birmingham Jewllery Quarter

Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

 

iPhoneography: Not Tokyo but Coventry

This time last year we were in Japan taking pictures of the many many trees in blossom there. This tree, while not in Tokyo but in the car park of a garden centre in Coventry, is still pretty.

Blossoms in Coventry

 

Birmingham Streets

I had to go to Birmingham for work today. I’m making an effort to take the camera with me again when I travel places, I’ve got out of the habit and get frustrated when I see something that I think would be a good photo but don’t have my camera. The few shots from  today  were taken as I walked from New Street to Snow Hill in the morning.

Birmingham

Birmingham

Birmingham

Birmingham I was on my way to the Jewellery Quarter again, of which there are few shots, which will be in the next post.

 

IPhoneography: Singing in the Streets

To celebtrate St George’s Day in Coventry there were a number of events happening in the city centre – including some musicians in period costume.

Coventry city centre St Georges Day

iPhoneography: Sunshine on campus

I had a bit of time to spare before giving my penultimate lecture this semester and decided to sit out in the sunshine, and make the most of not being in front of a computer. Nice to see a bit of colour on campus at Coventry University,

Coventry University

Coventry University

Coventry University

Reenacting the past in Duxford

The Duxford airshow, back in 2013. I added the grain to the photo, since everyone else was making an effort to look like they were in the 1940s.

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Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral

Inside Cordoba’s historic Mosque-Cathedral. Very beautiful, surprisingly difficult to photograph.

Cordoba

Cordoba by night

Do you know when you go somewhere and take so many photos you then struggle to go through them all? I suffer of that problem. Back in January 2013 we visited Cordoba (there are some photos here), and I never did finish trawling through my favourite photos of those holidays. So here is the Mosrque-Cathedral of Cordoba, at sunset.

Cordoba sunset

Fixing a hole

Japan, about a year ago.

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