Birmingham generally isn’t known for its scenery. The majority of the city is smudged into a grey industrial fog that represents more of its history that its modernity. Its reputation tends to be focused on either the dislike of the Brummie accent or how the city is the most ethnically diverse area in Britain. However, after living in Birmingham for the past 10 years, I have found small areas that show otherwise. A perfect example of such a place is the Birmingham Canals. It includes 35 miles of evidence that this area is a living time capsule, with a fair mix of industrial history and modern architecture in the form of commercial buildings.
With this photo journal, I hope to prove that the canals are proof that not all of Birmingham is a grey swamp of looming office buildings and dark tarmac. The following pictures are all taken around the Canals, from Gas Street Basin by the Mailbox, to the tunnels that separate Birmingham University and Aston University.
Disclaimer: I’m not the best photographer (yet!), but I’m hoping that with the following Tea-Stained Photo Journals (TSPJ) I can practice my skills in both photography and editing so that I can eventually look back on such blog posts to see my improvements over time. For now, I hope you enjoy spontaneous pictures!
(All pictures are taken with Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and edited with Adobe Lightroom CC.)