The marketing experts say that you should blog regularly and consistently to maintain a growing readership who are interested in your products/services. It would appear that I’ve been neglecting my obligations in that regard. So, here goes with me ‘getting back on the horse’!
One of the more interesting areas of Birmingham is the Jewellery Quarter. It has the largest concentration of jewellery related businesses in Europe and produces 40% of the UK’s jewellery. (see more here)
One of my earliest Photo Digital Art pictures was of the Chamberlain Clock and Rose Villa Tavern at the heart of the Jewellery Quarter.
Not long after producing this picture, Birmingham Viewpoint had the Jewellery Quarter as its monthly subject and so I was back with camera in hand. Ultimately I chose another pub as my subject.
Some time later I actually visited the pub and found it to hardly have changed in style from the mid 1980′s – even the Carling pump was from that era!
The Birmingham Assay Office is the largest in the world and in 2015 will be moving to a new building on Icknield Street. The current building is in Newhall Street and dates from 1877.
On the same day I took this picture I also took this one…yes, another pub!
As I take part in many craft markets I get lots of suggestions about which subjects I should make a picture. St Paul’s Church in St Paul’s Square was one such suggestion.
St Paul’s Square is a lovely area of Birmingham, which over the recent years, has become a very desirable place to live. However, from a photographic point of view it is difficult to get a clear shot because of the trees!
As time passed and as my abilities improved I decided it was time to produce new pictures of the Chamberlain Clock and the Rose Villa Tavern.
The catalyst for this post was a craft market that I recently attended in the Jewellery Quarter organised by Three Thinking Collective. The event went really well with live music and a relaxed crowd browsing the market and just sitting in Golden Square in the evening sunshine. In preparation for this market I also added a couple more pictures to my Jewellery Quarter collection.
This last picture also came from a suggestion from one of my customers. I had a stall at the Harborne Carnival when someone asked me if I had a picture of the Old Fire Station. I said, “Yes” and showed them my picture of the Old Fire Station in Harborne. She replied, “Oh no, the one in the Jewellery Quarter!” And so here it is!
For more about the Jewellery Quarter, this website has all the information you might need. It is a place that is well worth a visit.