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Beautiful Birmingham

By LynneJoyce  
Garrath came back home today and so I have had time to get on my computer and do a 'proper' big post of 15 shots from our trip to Beautiful Birmingham in November. It really is an enchanting and dynamic city centre and I hope to give you a flavour of its wonderful architecture and atmosphere with this selection of 15 shots. The lead shot was chosen because this Birmingham landmark showed itself off beautifully thanks to the clear blue sky plus fantastic reflections of the landscape and the big wheel.

N.B. V7 was taken with the full permission of the subjects who were enjoying the magic of the German Market, apparently the biggest one in Britain and thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy at east some of them.

Tags: General Landscape and travel

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1848 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 7:11PM
Haven't visited Birmingham since student days in the 1960s, it's improved! (There was plenty of room for improvement...) This set makes me want to go back.
Love V6.

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bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 7:31PM
What a superb set Lynne all brilliant but going for V7 a lovely shot.
6 Dec 2012 7:33PM
Another lovely set capturing our Sunday morning stroll. V4 for me with v11 a close second for social commemtary.
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 7:47PM
v11 is very poignant at this time of year Lynne, especially with your title. Otherwise, a set of images which show the city of Birmingham off at its best.
So glad Garrath is home.
cabbie Plus
10 31 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 8:35PM
Again a excellent collection of images. Hope everything is going well

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 8:40PM
Very enjoyable.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
6 Dec 2012 8:48PM
Thank you for your fabulous tour of the city. Smile
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
6 Dec 2012 8:54PM
What a serie

EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
6 Dec 2012 9:08PM
Fascinating set and as ever with you, beautifully composed in every case. V6 is probably my favourite. Love the light, the simplicity of the composition and the amazing refections all cut so nicely into squares! V11 is rather special and really makes you think. Should have been featured on its own to my mind!

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 9:09PM
Lovely start to xmas Lynne, all so well captured..but best is that Garrath is home
less pressure of 'racing around' must say all good but 4, 5 and 6 have to take the biscuit!
strokebloke Plus
9 493 17 England
6 Dec 2012 9:28PM
I have to hand it to you Lynne, you are very, very good
You have the skill to take the ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary WOW.

Top marks. It is good to have you back
fentiger Plus
16 916 24 England
6 Dec 2012 10:01PM
There are so many great images in this set that it is impossible to pick a favourite. Excellent photography.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 10:07PM
A good varied set of images of a city I don't know well.
Especially like light in V4, wheel in V5, building in V10 and V11 which
of course makes us feel for the poor and homeless.
Hope Garrath regains his strength very quickly.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
6 Dec 2012 10:08PM
Stunning captures in this set Lynne, I do like V11 the outsider, but all get my UA for today.


8 10 10 England
6 Dec 2012 10:25PM
Each and every shot is beautifully taken and presented Lynne.
6 Dec 2012 10:56PM
Very interesting and well presented set, enjoyed viewing it.

6 Dec 2012 11:52PM
Excellent set of images.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Dec 2012 12:37AM
Happy Birthday to you!
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
7 Dec 2012 5:52AM
An excellent, and very varied set of images, Lynne. So glad to hear that Garrath is home, what a great start to the festive season for you Smile. Carol
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Dec 2012 7:32AM
What a wonderful collection of photos, Lynne! They are all great shots!
Happy birthday to you!Smile I learned it from fentiger's beautiful photo-card.
wnbeat Plus
12 56 Scotland
7 Dec 2012 7:44AM
Really , Really good shots !!!Smile
7 Dec 2012 8:23AM
the outsider wins for me Lynne with V1 a close 2nd

7 Dec 2012 8:29AM
Very good series of images here Lynne. Im drawn to V4 and V6. Glad to make it 30 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
7 Dec 2012 8:33AM
Firstly: Happy birthday Lynne ! I trust your day and new year will be spectacular Smile
I was in Birmingham in 1970 - and things have changed slightly Smile Was a bit like the guy in V11 then - with my rucksack travelling through the land Smile Excellent photos !!
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 8:37AM
So pleased to hear Garrath is home, now the real recovery starts Lynne - good luck both of you I hope all continues to go well.

great set of piccies, looks like the place to visit before Christmas
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 8:57AM
First of all I am so glad Garrath is home and making steps on the road to recovery.
A set full of interest,reflections and good light. V11 is very striking.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 1:38PM
Came back to add 'Happy Birthday'Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
7 Dec 2012 2:42PM
Well, Lynne, I didn't know it was your birthday yesterday - Many Happy Returns, sorry I'm a day late! Sad Now noted the date for future....
Can't say I've ever been to Birmingham, except for passing through on the train. A wonderful and varied collection of images here - it would be hard to pick a fave, so they'll all have to share my one vote I'm afraid! Wink
Hope you had a great day Smile
Trev Smile
7 Dec 2012 2:53PM
An wonderful set.

I received ur mail too.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 2:56PM
My birthday is today Trev (Dcember 7th, the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbour) and Status Quo tonight should make it a good one!
A very Happy Birthday to you Lynne, hope the concert is good.

I think you have too many good images in this one line up. I know it's your way but I like a few of them.

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1984 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 5:18PM
Firstly, have a Happy Birthday, Lynne. Albert's card is beautiful.
Now, thanks for the tour, and you have spoilt us all for choice here, such different images in the series. My favourite is V13, it's just my cup of tea.
7 Dec 2012 8:30PM
Great set Lynne and have a smashing birthday, Peter..
Tibetan 5 3 England
8 Dec 2012 3:51PM
A brilliant set of photo's Lynne, love them all very professional looking, sorry I missed your Birthday, hope you had a nice one, hopefully I'm back on here now as long as I do not push it or my luck lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 11:53PM
Wonderful set! Each shot worth a single upload and provoking different emotions... very well seen! IB
PS- Happy belated Birthday, wishing many ahead!
And happy to hear your Garrath is back home. My best wishes for a good recovery.
Warm regards, IB
tonyng Plus
7 10 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 9:12AM
You have the eye for street photography Lynne. Great set of images. Happy Birthday. Smile
xwang Plus
8 56 8
9 Dec 2012 6:19PM
A wonderful set, Lynne. All the images' clarity is superb, and nicely taken. V3's light reminded me of your Venice's set.. beautiful. V11's border works excellently with the image. Great work.
Best wishes,Smile.
Fantastic news Lynne I delighted for you both, Good shots a photographers eye you have and that's good to see, and i bet the other one is not to bad also. (eye). lol. v1 is outstanding with fantastic detail,

15 excellent captures with magic processing.
Well done. WesternRed.
10 Dec 2012 8:36AM
So glad to hear your news....
V4 is my favourite of this really informative set
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Dec 2012 5:26PM
very interesting ! what a great set Smile
6 , 10 and 13 I like best... and the selective colouring can't remember which!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 5:26PM
A great set Lynne............... Very pleased things seem to be on the upSmileSmile
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 7:00AM
Some great images here...
Magic work...

11 Dec 2012 8:09AM
A great and varied set of shots Lynne. Each one I opened became my new favourite, so can't choose.
Did find V11 quite sad, that guy really looks excluded from everything. Makes you stop and think.
Hope Garrath is doing well. Tell him I was asking for him please. Hope you are fine too. Moira
11 Dec 2012 11:37AM
Wonderful set of images, beautifully captured.

Marvellous collection of excellent shots.
13 Dec 2012 7:51AM
Wonderful and great set of images indeed,very well done,
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
13 Dec 2012 12:06PM
Hey hey...Garrath is back home!! Wonderful SmileSmile

Thank you so much for the UA on the orchids, Lynne. Such a wonderful surprise.

This is one fantastic set you've put up. As always, each one one helluva shot, which is incredible for a 15-image upload!

Love what you've done in the last one, by the way Grin

dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2012 7:27AM
As A Brummy You have shown our city at its best, thank you , some super images

16 Dec 2012 9:17AM
Super set, love V7.

John Smile
24 Dec 2012 8:06AM
Wow love them all ... I have a very similar picture to your V2 .. Wink

Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
25 Dec 2012 7:47PM
A very interesting and eclectic set of images of Birmingham City Centre, thanks for giving us this virtual guided tour

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