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Autumn

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October

My second favorite season of the year. The colours and light are truly sensational at this time of the year. Here's a selection of animal and landscape images that i took recently.

The entire set of images can be viewed on my facebook Page Autumn

Dismaland

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October

I was lucky enough to get tickets to visit Banksy's temporary art project called Dismaland, constructed in the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare. Prepared in secret, the pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido, was "a sinister twist on Disneyland" that opened during the weekend of 21 August 2015 and closed permanently on September 27, 2015, 36 days later. Banksy described it as a "family theme park unsuitable for children. Banksy created ten new works and funded the construction of the exhibition himself.

The entire set of images can be viewed on my facebook Page Dismaland

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces

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October

Thank you to Birmingham's Hidden Spaces for access to Curzon Street station and the Birmingham Municipal Bank. A brief history of both buildings: Curzon Street Station - Grade I listed station was opened on 24 June 1838, with the first train from London to Birmingham arriving on 17 September. It was the terminus for both the London and Birmingham Railway and the Grand Junction Railway. Its use as a major passenger station was short lived. It was inconveniently located on the eastern edge of Birmingham city centre, and the station's facilities soon became overwhelmed by the growing traffic. Following the merging of the L&B and Grand Junction railways into the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) in 1846, work started on the new and more conveniently located 'Grand Central' station, which would become known as Birmingham New Street (and now Grand Central). Passenger lines ceased in 1893. The station is now part of HS2's plans.
Birmingham Municipal Bank - The Birmingham Municipal Bank was set up in 1919 by Neville Chamberlain, who was Lord Mayor of the city at the time. It became the first municipal back in the country, established to cater for the ordinary worker, enabling them to make small savings. Its purpose was also to raise funds for the First World War effort. The bank later became Trustee Savings Bank, or TSB.

The entire set of images can be viewed on my facebook Page Birmingham hidden spaces

Birmingham black and white

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September

Part of my Birmingham black and white series of images.

The entire set of images can be viewed on my facebook Page Birmingham black and white

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