For too long I’ve neglected this blog and so I’m going to rectify that sad situation. I’ll be using this platform to showcase the pictures that I’ve chosen for my Birmingham Calendar (which is still available to buy!) and the calendar that I produce as a gift for friends and family.
First up is a picture I took almost exactly a year ago from the balcony of the Library of Birmingham.
This was intended to show how Birmingham is changing and provides a view that will not be available for (probably) another 40 – 50 years by which time the Birmingham City Council will have decided to demolish the new buildings currently being erected. I also liked the appearance of the sky in the late afternoon. I intend to return in a few days to take a picture of the scene as it is now.
The picture I chose for January in my personal calendar was this one of Stirchley Library.
This is a lovely building, just at the top of the road I live on, that was originally funded by Andrew Carnegie, but is now under threat of closure. It isn’t a building that I use very much, but I am a firm believer that Public Libraries are a vital part of city life and should be maintained for all. So, my little contibution has been to offer this picture to The Friends of Strichley Library Facebook group to use in whatever way they see fit. At the moment it is the Cover Photo on that page.
So, there you have it…the first two of my Pictures of the Month