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03 Jul 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham! We've got more trees than Paris!

Birmingham is a City with more trees than Paris.

BirminghamWeAre, with posts and a great gallery joins forces with the Birmingham 'People with Passion' to protect all that's green across the City.

Take the first of our articles we're sharing with the Huffington Post to showcase the great passions of Birmingham's 'People with Passion'.

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Birmingham! We've got more trees than Paris!




Birmingham is a City with more trees than Paris.

BirminghamWeAre, with posts and a great gallery joins forces with the Birmingham 'People with Passion' to protect all that's green across the City.

Take the first of our articles we're sharing with the Huffington Post to showcase the great passions of Birmingham's 'People with Passion'.

Moseley to Birmingham City Centre. Photo by Rebecca Riley.

 

Winterbourne House & Garden, Birmingham. Photo by Jay Mason-Burns.

 

Warley Woods, Birmingham. Photo by Elliott Brown.

 

Highbury Park. Birmingham. Photo by Elliott Brown. 

 

City of Trees, Birmingham. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

 

City in the Trees, Birmingham. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

 

Birmingham City skyline from Clent Hills. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

 

View to Handsworth from 'Secret Garden', Birmingham Library. Photo by Daniel Sturley.

 

For more details on the 30+ Passions now covered by BirminghamWeAre and information on the FreeTimePays digital space given free to 'People with Passion', connect with us HERE or call Jonathan on 07432 637322. 

For more details on the many and flexible partnerships available, view our post HERE.

 

 

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02 Jul 2018 - FreeTimePays

Martin Guest Managing Director of property consultants CBRE with HIS suggestion for '48 Hours in Birmingham'

We kick off our mid-summer run of '48 Hours in Birmingham' with Martin Guest's suggestions. More to follow through the week.

See our full post to see how Martin would recommend a visitor to our City spends '48 hours in Birmingham'.

For other '48 hours in Birmingham' posts and suggestions, take the project link.

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Martin Guest Managing Director of property consultants CBRE with HIS suggestion for '48 Hours in Birmingham'




We kick off our mid-summer run of '48 Hours in Birmingham' with Martin Guest's suggestions. More to follow through the week.

See our full post to see how Martin would recommend a visitor to our City spends '48 hours in Birmingham'.

For other '48 hours in Birmingham' posts and suggestions, take the project link.


Coincide your visit with a trip to Britain’s busiest theatre - no, it’s not in London’s West End, it’s right here in Birmingham!

Photo by Daniel Sturley

Whether you are a fan of musicals, opera, dance or ballet – Birmingham Royal Ballet is based here or want to catch a top-flight comedian, The Hippodrome has the show for you.

Either before or after a Friday night performance, I’d stop off at The Victoria, a traditional pub on nearby John Bright Street with a great choice of real ales.

For cricket fans, a game at Edgbaston is a must. Home to Warwickshire CCC and the Birmingham Bears, it’s undeniably the best ground outside Lords, and a favourite among England players, and not without reason: England has lost just one match there since 2008. No wonder they call it ‘Fortress Edgbaston’! 

Photo by Debra Power

There’s a great line up this year, with visits from two of the world’s greatest cricketing nations, Australia and India, for a floodlit T20 and a test respectively.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

If you can’t get either of these hot tickets, Edgbaston is the home of the T20 domestic finals.

Even if the cricket’s a bit slow, you can always rely on the crowds in the legendary Eric Hollies stand to keep you entertained. They’re the England team’s 12th man!

After the game, head into the city for dinner. A steak at Gaucho, 55 Colmore Row, or a curry at Asha’s on Newhall St – fitting if you’ve been to the India test – would top my list.

I’d work that off on Sunday with a walk.

The city centre has a wealth of fantastic architecture to explore. Modern icons such as Selfridges, the Library of Birmingham and New Street Station live cheek by jowl with the Victorian buildings which burgeoned as the city prospered from the Industrial Revolution. 

 

Photo by Chris Fletcher

It’s equally fascinating to see the emergence of a new generation of buildings, including the HSBC and HMRC HQs at Arena.

Photo by Daniel Sturley

New build is also underway at Paradise, creating a walkway from the Library of Birmingham which reveals Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in a totally different light.  

Photo by Raj Sanghera

I’d probably steer my city walk towards the Jewellery Quarter, and not just to take in the lovely St Paul’s Church, set in the city’s only Georgian square. 

Photo by Damien Walmsley 

The JQ is becoming as well known for its bar scene as its jewellery making, with an award-winning gin bar and a specialist whisky bar, housed in the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, among its draws.

Photo by Birmingham Museums

In my book, Sunday’s not Sunday without meat and at least three veg. I’d head for the Red Lion, an old-school pub which serves up a crackling (see what I did there?) roast and all the trimmings from £12.95.  

That said, The Highfield in Edgbaston is also a great alternative: all the roasties you can eat, extra yorkies and bottomless gravy.

What’s not to like?

Enjoy Birmingham!

 

 

 

 

 

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01 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Skyline Photography Feature

In this great weather & great light long into the evening it's worth grabbing some nice shots of the Birmingham City Skyline. Daniel popped out to Clent Hills to get this shot of the city from about seven miles away. Tweet yours to @BirminghamWeAre & we'll add to the gallery.

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30 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Arena Central in Low Summer Evening Sunlight

The summer is obviously a great time of year to take photos but the evenings can be particularly nice lighting conditions. Here the sun shines on the Arena Central development with the Hyatt Regency Hotel and The Cube to the Right.

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30 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Nice Summer Evening Light on One Chamberlain Square

The end of a hot day as the sun starts to set gives a lovely colour pallete for this photo, see the other variations in the full post.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Nice Summer Evening Light on One Chamberlain Square




The end of a hot day as the sun starts to set gives a lovely colour pallete for this photo, see the other variations in the full post.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


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30 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Full Moon at Dusk Behind Arena Central

The full moon is always a great subject for a photo, but sometimes a nice juxtaposition can add some context, especially in certain lighting conditions and time of day. Here the moon rises behind the construction at Arena Central at dusk.

See more photos here: http://www.itsyourbuild.com

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Construction & regeneration
29 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The HSBC Building has it's Sign Installed

We are getting close to welcoming the people of HSBC to Birmingham! The bank's logo has been installed on the Centenary Square front of the building that is very nearly externally completed. See more of the construction of the HSBC headquarters and other Birmingham constructions here: http://www.itsyourbuild.com

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People & community
28 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Flapper Pub is NOT Closing!

The Flapper pub in Kingston Row behind the ICC announced that they ere closing but at the last minute the lovely landlords have been given a year lease extension. Could it be extended?, maybe apparently. We would like to make this shoutout for one of the best canalside pubs in the city & hope that the community can get together to save this Birmingham Gem permanently!

 

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The Flapper Pub is NOT Closing!




The Flapper pub in Kingston Row behind the ICC announced that they ere closing but at the last minute the lovely landlords have been given a year lease extension. Could it be extended?, maybe apparently. We would like to make this shoutout for one of the best canalside pubs in the city & hope that the community can get together to save this Birmingham Gem permanently!

 


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26 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square

A nice sunny day for this construction update for One Chamberlain Square, over half the ceramic vertical details are added with the mounting frames for most of the rest are installed. 10 photos in this gallery from 24th June.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square




A nice sunny day for this construction update for One Chamberlain Square, over half the ceramic vertical details are added with the mounting frames for most of the rest are installed. 10 photos in this gallery from 24th June.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


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25 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square

The construction of Two Chamberlain Square moves on to the third floor and is rising fast, nice blue sky shots for this update.

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The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square




The construction of Two Chamberlain Square moves on to the third floor and is rising fast, nice blue sky shots for this update.

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25 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Crane Juxtaposed with the Library of Birmingham

Here's another version of the previous photo of a crane at the Paradise Birmingham regeneration site juxtaposed with the Library of Birmingham, this time 12 hours later with the sun shining full on in the evening. Click full post to see the other photo in the morning.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Crane Juxtaposed with the Library of Birmingham




Here's another version of the previous photo of a crane at the Paradise Birmingham regeneration site juxtaposed with the Library of Birmingham, this time 12 hours later with the sun shining full on in the evening. Click full post to see the other photo in the morning.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


 

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24 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Great Architecture in Birmingham

Here's a nice photo of Three Brindleyplace in Central Square, mid-afternoon in June on a chilled out sunday in the sun. Almost Italian looking scene?

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21 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Crane Against the Morning Light

Here's a nice juxtaposition of the Library of Birmingham and a crane at the Paradise Birmingham regeneration site.

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21 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The HSBC Retail Banking Headquarters is Nearing External Completion

I caught a nice one of the nearly completed HSBC Bank headquarters building in full sunlight just before sunset. See more recent photos of the building in the full post.

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The HSBC Retail Banking Headquarters is Nearing External Completion




I caught a nice one of the nearly completed HSBC Bank headquarters building in full sunlight just before sunset. See more recent photos of the building in the full post.

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18 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square

The progress on the building is accelerating again with much more of the vertical ceramic features installed and more progress towards the fit out of the pedestrian level retail and food outlets. A great day for the update!

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The progress on the building is accelerating again with much more of the vertical ceramic features installed and more progress towards the fit out of the pedestrian level retail and food outlets. A great day for the update!

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17 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Cranes at Arena Central in Birmingham - June 2018

Caught a nice one of the cranes at Arena Central from Victoria Square, interestlngly lined up but also with another at the site behind adding a touch of confusion at first.

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17 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square

The weather was less than favorable for this update but there are some nice angles of the building as it starts to rise.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The weather was less than favorable for this update but there are some nice angles of the building as it starts to rise.

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17 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square

Just a few for this update, a new perspective taken from the far side of Victoria Square on 17th June, two more variations in the full post.

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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square




Just a few for this update, a new perspective taken from the far side of Victoria Square on 17th June, two more variations in the full post.

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17 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

A Brumgull on the 'Floozie in the Jacuzzi'

Birmingham UK, even on a dull day interesting juxtapositions can be found in a great transient city like ours! Here a #Brumgull rests on the '#Floozie in the Jacuzzi'

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16 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Family Festival Dragon Boat Race in Brindleyplace

I went to the Dragon Boat Race in Brindleyplace that was held during the Deutsche Bank sponsored Family Festival in aid of Cure Leukaemia charity. Here is a gallery of the best shots.

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The Family Festival Dragon Boat Race in Brindleyplace




I went to the Dragon Boat Race in Brindleyplace that was held during the Deutsche Bank sponsored Family Festival in aid of Cure Leukaemia charity. Here is a gallery of the best shots.

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15 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square

Here's the latest update of photos of the construction of One Chamberlain Square, lots more ceramic dividers are installed as well as details around the first teir edges. The building is looking much more like it will when finished!

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square




Here's the latest update of photos of the construction of One Chamberlain Square, lots more ceramic dividers are installed as well as details around the first teir edges. The building is looking much more like it will when finished!

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10 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Bank Tower Two

Bank Tower Two continues to rise with seemingly increasing pace now. A few from different perspectives for this update, here from the Library of Birmingham, some from Five Ways Park.

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two




Bank Tower Two continues to rise with seemingly increasing pace now. A few from different perspectives for this update, here from the Library of Birmingham, some from Five Ways Park.

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05 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Bank Tower Two

Bank Tower Two on Broad Street in Birmingham is becoming the dominant feature in the westside with the main structure up to the 16th floor and many more windows on the lower floors.

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two




Bank Tower Two on Broad Street in Birmingham is becoming the dominant feature in the westside with the main structure up to the 16th floor and many more windows on the lower floors.

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05 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square

The final installation of the vertical light coloured stripes is moving on fast on the back of the building with some of the front done too. There are signs that the street level retail outlets will be fitted out soon. Here's the latest photo gallery.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square




The final installation of the vertical light coloured stripes is moving on fast on the back of the building with some of the front done too. There are signs that the street level retail outlets will be fitted out soon. Here's the latest photo gallery.

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03 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Bank Tower Two

A week late on this photo update but well worth a look, there has been much more sub-cladding and window installation on the lower floors and signs of the street level areas being prepared for retail and food outlets. Photos from 26th May.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two




A week late on this photo update but well worth a look, there has been much more sub-cladding and window installation on the lower floors and signs of the street level areas being prepared for retail and food outlets. Photos from 26th May.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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