Photo of the Week – Life on the Canal

This week's photo comes from my home city of Birmingham. One of the well known landmarks in the city are the canals. As I may have mentioned before the citizens of Birmingham will tell you there is more miles of canal than in Venice.

The canals were built to transport goods across the country. Birmingham was one of the major industrial centres of a booming Great Britain. Today, as the photo shows it is now used for more leisure pursuits.

Until the next post stay safe, stay healthy and keep smiling.

Steve

 

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Photo Essay – Sarajevo

This is another in the series of photo essays. This features the city of Sarajevo. I loved my time in the city. It was the favourite stop in my Balkans trip last year. As a city, I feel that Sarajevo is up and coming and that more people should visit. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Until the next post stay safe, stay healthy and keep smiling.

Steve

 

Photo of the Week – Reconciliation

This week's photo was taken in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral.

It is a statue called 'Reconciliation.' The city of Coventry was heavily bombed during World War II. The cathedral was destroyed.

The statue was erected in 1995, the 50th anniversary of the end of the war. It shows the act of forgiveness and reconciliaton. Since the end of the war Coventry has established realtionships with Dresden and Hiroshima. A copy the statue was sent to Hiroshima.

Until the next post stay safe, stay healthy and keep smiling.

Steve

 

Photo Essay – Graffiti Art, Sniper Building, Mostar

This post replaces the normal photo of the week. This week I am posting a photo essay of the graffiti from the sniper building in Mostar. Once the war finished the building was left abandoned to rot. It became home to alocoholics and drug users. Also graffiti artists started to the walls as their canvas. Here are some of the results of their efforts.

Until the next post stay safe, stay healthy and keep smiling.

Steve

 

Photo of the Week – No.1 Hagley Road, Birmingham

This week's photo is my place of work, No.1 Hagley Road in Birmingham.

This building was the first place I worked in 1982. I returned here with my present employer in 2002. Tomorrow I will be working my last shift in this building. On Sunday I will be relocating along with my colleague to another office in Birmingham. I am going to miss the old place.

Until the next post stay safe, stay healthy and keep smiling.

Steve