Key Hill Cemetery, Jewellery Quarter, April 2023

Key Hill Cemetery Instameet – IgersbirminghamUK

Damien WalmsleyApr 17, 20236 min read
The cemeteries of the Jewellery Quarter offer a fascinating glimpse into Birmingham’s past.  There are two sites, Key Hill and Warstone Lane, with both cemeteries containing the burials of notable Birmingham people.  The Friends of Key Hill cemetery and Warstone Lane cemetery work to maintain and protect these important historical landmarks. An @igersbirminghamuk Instameet was held in conjunction with @JQ_BID (Jewellery Quarter Business … Continue reading Key Hill Cemetery Instameet – IgersbirminghamUK
Martineau Gardens, Edgbaston, IgersbirminghamUK, April

Martineau Gardens Instameet – IgersbirminghamUK

Damien WalmsleyApr 10, 20235 min read
There is a hidden gem close to Birmingham city centre and must be ranked as one of the places to visit.  Martineau Gardens is a beautiful community garden just off Priory Road in the middle of Edgbaston.  After getting off the 61/63 bus that leaves the city, cross the Bristol Road and make your way up the hill … Continue reading Martineau Gardens Instameet – IgersbirminghamUK
The Old British School, Umberslade Baptist Chapel, March 2023

Four Churches Bike Ride

Damien WalmsleyApr 2, 20235 min read
Spring is often the best time to set off on a bike ride around the Warwickshire countryside. I take my smaller camera bag with me which can hold my Canon D5 Mark IV in addition to two lenses, my EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM and this time my wide angled EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM. I planned … Continue reading Four Churches Bike Ride
Kings Cross Station, London, March 2023

Exploring King’s Cross

Damien WalmsleyApr 1, 20233 min read
The interior of King’s Cross Station is an architectural marvel, and I made the decision to visit with my wide angled lens.  I had visited the station a few times mainly to the Harry Potter platform 3/4 and the nearby shop for my grandchildren.  This time I was there to take a picture for my 52 weeks … Continue reading Exploring King’s Cross
Cherry Blossom, Oozell's Square, Birmingham, March 2023

Birmingham Blossom Watch

Damien WalmsleyMar 26, 20232 min read
For the most part of the year, Oozells square in Birmingham is unremarkable.  The square is surrounded by office buildings on 3 sides and the IKON art gallery on another.  This latter building is a grand Victorian building which was formerly a boarding school.  There are several good restaurants in the square which have hosted family meals in … Continue reading Birmingham Blossom Watch
Snow in Knowle, Solihull, March, 2023

Snow Spring Time

Damien WalmsleyMar 12, 20232 min read
The snow came in March and for many it was wonderful to see. The snow fell midweek and the majority of schools stayed open. Not much time to get the slides out for some toboganning. The snow was great for taking photographs. In the evening rush hour through the village, I found that my iPhone … Continue reading Snow Spring Time
Pedestrian Footbridge, Great Charles Street Queensway, Birmingham, March 2023.

That Birmingham Footbridge

Damien WalmsleyMar 11, 20232 min read
As you hurtle down Great Charles Street, Queensway, heading south out of the city, you will emerge from one of the tunnels keeping your eye on the traffic filtering in from the left. As you are concentrating on the road ahead, you will most likely miss the blue footbridge crossing the road. Constructed from concrete … Continue reading That Birmingham Footbridge
St Paul's Church, Birmingham, Spring 2023

St Paul’s Church in the spring

Damien WalmsleyMar 9, 20233 min read
St Paul’s church is situated in the Jewellery quarter and is a picturesque escape from the busy city centre which is only a stone’s throw away.  The square has so much character and is always a delight to visit.  I was dropping off my picture with the RBSA gallery and happened to have half an hour to … Continue reading St Paul’s Church in the spring
Alder Lake, Washington State, November 2022

RBSA exhibition 2023

Damien WalmsleyMar 5, 20232 min read
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) organise a Photographic competition every 2 years. This is a very prestigious photographic exhibition, and the judging is very competitive.  Two years ago one of my Lockdown photographs was selected and I was very pleased to have been selected.  This year my picture of Alder Lake in Washington State, USA … Continue reading RBSA exhibition 2023