Back in the Winter, during a tour of the sites of old coffee houses.
You might think it was sunset, but it was actually lunch time. It was around -2C – or, to put it in more expressive terms, ‘bloody freezing!’.
Recently on the way to work there have been some lovely colourful skies. I’ve got out of the habit of carrying my camera on a daily basis, so this was shot on my phone.
Colourful skies, and a hint of the rainbow lights under the bridge too. A recent addition near Coventry University campus.
In an attempt to escape the Christmas crowds while on a day out in Birmingham we spent a couple of hours going around the Sea Life Centre which was comparatively deserted. This meant we had a peaceful time wandering around, and plenty of space to see all the penguins, and marine life.
I always find photography in aquariums really difficult with low lighting and often quite fast moving objects – so there are just a couple of photographs from this trip.
It might not have been on the top of my ‘to visit’ places this Christmas but the Sea Life Centre provided a little bit of tranquility in the city centre at a time of year when everything is so busy and anything but tranquil.
Birmingham is known for its Christmas market which takes over some of the city centre near Christmas, and while it does get very busy it creates a very festive atmosphere in the city.
Despite the newspapers calling yesterday ‘panic Saturday’ referring to a supposed mass of people who were going to be last minute panic buying Christmas presents, the overall atmosphere seemed a lot more relaxed in previous years.
What do you do to entertain children in Birmingham city centre after battling the Christmas crowds? Help catch bubbles in the street made by a guy in a superman suit of course!
It’s not often these days you will see children playing in the street. But yesterday, a crowd gathered around this young man who created hundreds of bubble in the street capturing the attention of both young and old.
I love the expression captured on the guys face in this photo, but also the happiness of the children. How to make people happy this festive season? Get some bubbles, clearly.
Yet another example of why cities can be great places to bring people together, in this case in the facilitated by a fancy dress superman and some soapy water!