Photos 2018

Assorted photos taken during the year, plus links to other photo pages


A page of photos from our 2 week stay in the Harz Mountains


Photos taken along our local waterway, the Worcester and Birmingham Canal

Around Birmingham

Looking down on a trail of lights from cars on a main road

Light trails from a night photo walk with Photo School Birmingham

A traditional school building viewed through the frame of a sculpture

The Ikon Gallery: A historic school building, now a home for modern art

A medieval house with a flower bed in the foreground

The picture-postcard setting of Blakesley Hall, Yardley, was the perfect venue for a meeting of Birmingham Heritage Forum

A dog running with a ball in its mouth

Dog at full speed in Bournville Park: it had just had a dip in the river to cool off

The long shadow of a bike stretching towards a pond

Cannon Hill Park – here viewed in evening sunshine – is a handy cycle route to a supermarket near Edgbaston cricket ground

An acrobat doing a handstand on a chair

The opening ceremony of the annual CoCoMAD arts festival in Cotteridge Park

Mobile phone masts silhouetted against a cloudy sunset

Sunset sky in Longbridge

A robin on a log

Robin in Kings Heath Park

Raindrops on a golden leaf

Autumn rain in Kings Heath Park

The Cube rises above its surrounding buildings

The Cube viewed from the rooftop garden of the Library of Birmingham

Approaching the top of the escalator to reach illuminated bookshelves

Inside the Library of Birmingham

A metal cladding structure and its symmetrical reflection

Metal cladding of the Library of Birmingham reflected in the glass wall on the rooftop garden


A snowy night at Stirchley Baths

A snowy night at Stirchley Baths

Paul Jones standing beside a tapestry showing a tropical scene

The Big Stitch project at Stirchley Baths: former manager Paul Jones holds a photo of the mural which he made over 30 years ago and which has now been turned into a community art project

Tina Francis, who masterminded the Big Stitch project

Tina Francis, who masterminded the Big Stitch project

Martin presented with a towel commemorating 400 hours of volunteer time

Martin receives an award for the hundreds of hours he has spent working on the history archive at Stirchley Baths

The remains of a demolished building in evening sunshine

The remains of the former Fitness First site on Pershore Road: The building was demolished last year despite protests, but a planning logjam affecting the whole area has stopped any further work

A photo of a stall being taken on a mobile phone

Pip’s Hot Sauce is one of the regular stalls at the monthly Stirchley Community Market

A chocolate cake cut into slices

Cake to celebrate the birthday of Stirchley Community Market: the weather was so hot that the cake had to be cut and eaten quickly before it melted

Indian Lunchbox van at Stirchley Community Market

Al fresco diners at Stirchley Community Market at the height of the long hot summer

A customer wearing a puffin-themed shirt

Stirchley Community Market has some great stalls and well-dressed customers

White, pink and red blossom

Stirchley Park in blossom

Reflection of a clock and cupola in a puddle

After the rain: Reflection of the exterior of Stirchley Baths

Looking down on a busy Pershore Road, with rooftops in the distance

Rush hour on Pershore Road: traffic climbs the hill into Cotteridge

The rest of the universe…

Stars in a night sky

Starry night: the constellation of Orion