Destruction of an icon

Dystopian, post-apocalyptic, eerie and haunting…these are the words which spring to mind when I see the current state of Central Library. Now the iconic inverted ziggurat and the surrounding complex are virtually demolished the Paradise Circus area looks strangely eerie & deserted where it was once busy & […]

A flavour of Italy on Constitution Hill

Ceramic tiles, terracotta detailing, floral motifs and carved cornices all contribute to the architectural vocabulary of two unique buildings on Constitution Hill which have a distinctively Italian feel against the backdrop of the historic Jewellery Quarter. Over the past couple of months I have been volunteering for the Birmingham […]

Fragments of a city.

The architectural features & historical details of the Jewellery Quarter. The Jewellery Quarter is a unique place which is steeped in historical, architectural and social history. Its narrow streets are packed with old brick workshops and factories; a physical reminder of Birmingham’s industrial heyday. Recently I have been carrying out some […]

Grand Central Birmingham Blog

I have been asked to write some blog posts about Birmingham Architecture for the Grand Central Birmingham website. Please check out my first post: ‘Bold & Beautiful- Birmingham is exciting’. This is part 1 of 3 for a blog series about ‘The Changing Faces of Birmingham’ where I look briefly at how […]

Architecture on my doorstep

A blog about architecture, design & heritage buildings in my hometown of Birmingham and the West Midlands.


'World Famous in Brum'

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

Community Group for part of Acocks Green Ward

Abandoned Birmingham

Archiving the Midlands' derelict buildings

Stirchley Community Market

Monthly craft and food market held in Stirchley, Birmingham

Mashed Radish

everyday etymology

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

FS Photography

The camera never lies... Or does it !?!?...


Landscape Photography Of The UK by Norfolk Based Photographer Chris Herring

Midlands Gourmet Girl

The essential digest for food and drink in the West Midlands

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

World class museums at the cultural heart of Birmingham


Find out where to eat, drink, party, and be entertained in Birmingham UK...

Ed Mooney Photography

The official blog of Ed Mooney Photography. Dad of 3, Photographer, Martial Artist, Gym Rat & Blogger. Exploring the historical sites of Ireland.

Shopfront Elegy

British commercial and industrial facades, by Vici MacDonald.

Illustrated Bites

an illustrated food blog

The Iron Room

Archives and Collections @ the Library of Birmingham