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Moor Pool Heritage – IgersbirminghamUK

The Moor Pool Estate is a Garden Suburb in Harborne, Birmingham.  The estate was designed to be a low-density housing scheme and the concept was drawn up by John Sutton Nettleford who was the first Chairman of Birmingham’s town planning committee.  Moor Pool area has around 500 houses spread across 54 acres.  There are 6 … Continue reading Moor Pool Heritage – IgersbirminghamUK

Photographing Hanbury Hall

Visiting popular National Trust destinations does have its challenges if you are a keen amateur photographer.  Hanbury Hall is so photogenic and countless pictures have been taken over the years.  I would guess each season throws up wonderful views not only of the house but the impeccable gardens as well.  Usually, before I visit a well-known property, I … Continue reading Photographing Hanbury Hall

Water droplet photography

Belonging to a 52 week project group on Flickr, I have different weekly challenges to complete.  The challenges throw up interesting topics including pictures of water droplets.  During lockdown I did become efficient at oil and water photography but attempts at taking pictures of water droplets splashing from a great height were less than satisfactory.  … Continue reading Water droplet photography

Bluebell walk in Great Alne Woods

Bluebells stretching out in a forest glen are always a wonderful sight to behold.  This year there has been an abundance of bluebells and they are slightly earlier than previous times.  For the photographer, bluebells are so appealing and to see the blue flowers either close up or at a distance is always very appealing.  … Continue reading Bluebell walk in Great Alne Woods

Transport Museum Wythall – IgersbirminghamUK

The Wythall transport museum is a treasure trove of bus memorabilia and it was recommend to the IgersbirminghamUK team as a place to hold an Instameet following a feature on BBC Midlands Today.  The man behind the museum is enthusiast Denis Chick and he was there to greet us as we arrived at the Museum.  … Continue reading Transport Museum Wythall – IgersbirminghamUK

East Midlands Aeropark

Who does not like plane spotting?  It is great fun and is brilliant for practising your photographic skills as the planes land and take off.  Whilst searching for a new place to visit I came across the East Midlands Aeropark.  The aeropark is a small museum that is the home for several famous planes that … Continue reading East Midlands Aeropark

Sistine Chapel

I love exhibitions that think outside the box. The Sistine chapel exhibition is different. Whilst In Rome, I missed the opportunity to see the Sistine Chapel and wonder what the experience is like. Apparently it is very crowded and you spend your time looking upwards and at a distance at the great works of Michelangelo. … Continue reading Sistine Chapel

Middleton Lakes RSPB

I always wonder how I miss local attractions when I have lived in the area for most of my life.  Kingsbury water park and Drayton Manor Park are near to each other and the family has enjoyed many days out in both places.  What I had overlooked over the years is Middleton lakes which is … Continue reading Middleton Lakes RSPB