Tag: victorian

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 […]

Beautiful Birmingham Terracotta

Discovering Birmingham’s extensive collection of beautiful terracotta buildings. Red, bold, ornate and beautiful…these are some of the words which spring to my mind when I see the striking Victoria Law Courts on Corporation Street built in 1891. For me, it is the material which provides the stunning architectural beauty of this […]

Pub Architecture # 1

Whether it’s the impressive tiled interior of the Victorian ‘Barton Arms’ or the grade II listed glazed frontage of the ‘Trocadero’ there are plenty of interesting examples of pub architecture to be seen in the West Midlands. Birmingham and the Black Country have a wealth of interesting public […]

Architecture on my doorstep

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


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Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

Community Group for part of Acocks Green Ward

Abandoned Birmingham

Archiving the Midlands' derelict buildings

Stirchley Community Market

A monthly food & craft market 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


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Ed Mooney Photography

The home of Kildare based Photographer, Blogger and self proclaimed Ruinhunter.

Shopfront Elegy

British commercial and industrial facades, by Vici MacDonald.

Illustrated Bites

an illustrated food blog