East is East

Taken inside Ashted Canal Tunnel and holding onto my camera every so tightly over the water
Another view in Ashted Tunnel
The area around the locks looks derelict but not for long
There will be many new buildings going up in this area.
Curzon street tunnel which takes the canal under the new HS2 rail link to London.
A view of the city from the Digbeth canal branch of the Grand Union Canal
Interesting Graffiti under the bridges
Old canal buildings along the canal
Quiet morning reflections along the canal

Following on from the recent blog post Go West. I decided to feature the canals network on Eastside where there is a great deal of regeneration occurring mainly fuelled by the location of the HS2 at Curzon street station. Millennium point was the start of the development and with Birmingham City University building in the area, it has led to further developments. These include student accommodation and other small business enterprises. This is taking place in an area that was left derelict and the canal system still retains the grandeur of former days. I wandered around here with my Canon 6D and a 40 mm lens plus my Sony Camera. The 40 mm lens does make you think about your picture taking and you do have to move to get a good picture. The graffiti adds colour and may not to be everyone’s taste but I do like some of the local artists that paint in the area. There is still more development happening which is exciting to see although some of the old history may get eradicated in the process.

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