Birmingham City Skyline

Here's a few snaps from the 31st floor of Cleveland Tower on Holloway Head.

Beetham Tower from Cleveland Tower, Holloway Head, Birmingham
Looking east, directly across Holloway Head at Beetham Tower, with New Street station and the Rotunda behind.
Looking north from Cleveland Tower, Holloway Head, Birmingham at the BT Tower and Jewellery Quarter
Looking north with the BT Tower and the Jewellery Quarter in the distance.
Looking north-west from Cleveland Tower, Holloway Head, Birmingham, over the Mailbox and Centenary Square
Looking north-west over the Mailbox and Centenary Square.

Summer Walkabout in Ladywood

It was such a beautiful morning yesterday that I decided upon an impromptu walkabout the estates of Ladywood with a friend. We spent over two hours wandering from the Jewellery Quarter to Summer Hill Road, King Edwards Road, St Marks Crescent, Ledsam Street, Rodney Close, Guild Close, St Vincent St West and along Ladywood Middleway to Five Ways. We then stopped for breakfast on Broad Street before cutting through Brindley Place and back to the Jewellery Quarter.

It was a gorgeous day and we weren't the only ones strolling around - there was a real friendly atmosphere wherever we went. I took down several pieces of casework and along with my friend, we took the opportunity to take some snaps...

Rodney Close, Ladywood, in Bloom Ladywood play area
Birmingham Confucian Society, Ledsam Street, Ladywood Corner of King Edwards Road and Goodman Street, Ladywood
Demolition work on Broad Street, Birmingham Looking for food by the NIA
The Flapper, Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham

The walk got me thinking. Ladywood ward isn't the first place many people think of going for a walk when the sun is shining, but there are some wonderful sights to see. Over the next few months I'll create a few walks and post them up here - hopefully residents and visitors alike will find them useful.