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31 Jul 2019 - Karl Newton
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Green spaces - Hidden Gems!

Take a look at some of the Inner City green spaces we have, from the Secret Garden - Birmingham Library, St Philips Cathedral, Centenary Square to St Paul's Square in the Jewellery Quarter. All Hidden Gems!

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23 Jul 2019 - Karl Newton
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Sunset & Moonlit Parks Birmingham

Sunset and Moonlit Parks are situated in Birmingham. They were designed as part of a local regeneration project. there is  Moonlit Park this is home to a play area for children and has a wildflower meadow, while Sunset Park has an outdoor events space.

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23 Jul 2019 - Karl Newton
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Eastside Park Birmingham

Eastside Park is located in the Eastside of Birmingham.

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23 Jul 2019 - Karl Newton
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Cannon Hill Park - Birmingham

More of my photography taken at Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham.

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22 Jul 2019 - Karl Newton
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Peace Gardens Birmingham

St Thomas' Peace Garden ( the Peace Gardens) is a small public park, situated in Birmingham, it symbolises peace and is a  memorial to all those killed in armed conflict.

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22 Jul 2019 - Karl Newton
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Moseley Park & Pool - Some more of my photos

Some more of my photos of Moseley Park & Pool

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16 Jul 2019 - Karl Newton
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My pics of and from The Rotunda

Some photos I took of and from the top of The Rotunda

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11 Jul 2019 - Karl Newton
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The new Centenary Square

Here are some photographs I took of the new look Centenary Square in Birmingham.

I love the beautiful inner city space it has created with greenery and bences etc which is fast becoming a lunch hotspot for many office staff in the city.

The thing I love most is the amount of joy the new water feature is bringing to young and old, joy seldom seen in this dark world.

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08 Jul 2019 - Karl Newton
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A visit to Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

A selection of photography from a visit to Cannon Hill Park.

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19 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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Moseley Park & Pool, Moseley, Birmingham

A collection of my photography taken at Moseley private park and pool. 

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17 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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Saturday June 15th Poppies in Brum town centre

I found some poppies in the centre of Birmingham on Saturday 15th June, a nice little mini field and got the following lovely photos.

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14 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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New Podcast out now - Episode 1

Episode 1 of my new podcast that I've launch, please go and check it out :)

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14 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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Birmingham 11th June Cyberpunk style

More shots of Brum in a cyberpunk style taken on 11th June

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14 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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A visit to Sandwell Valley Country Park

A collection of photography taken on a trip to Sandwell Valley Country Park on Saturday 1st June 2019

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On Saturday 1st June 2019, I took a trip to the beautiful Sandwell Valley Country Park and in particular Dartmouth Park and then the walk through, over the M5 bridge, to Priory Woods and ruins.

The Priory Woods area is where Sandwell Hall once stood on the site of a former priory and surrounding land.  The foundation ruins of the Priory are still standing and are truly a sight to be seen and experienced.

Here are some of my photographs I took during my visit.

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14 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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A collection of my photography taken at Edgbaston Reservoir

A collection of my photogtaphy taken at Edgbaston Reservoir over the last 12 months.

 

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11 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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A rainy Monday night in town - Cyberpunk style

So......this dedicated photographer influenced heavily by a futuristic, cyberpunk almost film/cinema thing.....went out in the heavy rain and could on Monday night to attempt to get some awesome shots of this city of ours.....here is the results.

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05 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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Edgbaston Reservoir an introduction

One of my favourite haunts photography wise especially on lovely evenings is Edgbaston Reservoir.  

 

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Edgbaston Reservoir, originally known as Rotton Park Reservoir and referred to in some early maps as Rock Pool Reservoir,is a canal feeder reservoir. Despite its name, it is actually situated in Ladywood rather than nearby Edgbaston. It is situated just 2 miles outside of the city centre and offers a wonderful cityscape view looking towards the city taking in most of the cities iconic landmarks.

 

Originally a small pool named Roach Pool in Rotton Park, it was extensively enlarged by Thomas Telford between 1824-1829 to supply water to the Birmingham and Wolverhampton of the BCN canal system via Ickneild Port loop at the foot of the dam. It was excavated to a depth of 40 feet (12 metres) and covers an area of 58 acres (230,000 m2), holding 300,000,000 imperial gallons (1,400,000 m3) of water, and was the largest expanse of water in Birmingham at the time.

 

The reservoir is surrounded by woodland and grassland. The total area of the site is 70 acres (280,000 m2). It supports a variety of birds, in addition to newts and bats.

The Reservoir perimeter provides a pleasant route for joggers, with a gravel and tarmac path throughout its 1.75 mile (2.8 km) circumference.

In 2019 Plans were revelaed to revamp Edgbaston Reservoir as detailed below;

Birmingham City Council has unveiled a masterplan to revamp the site on the edge of the city centre which is already a popular spot for walkers, boat clubs and other water sports. Among the concepts outlined in the plan is 'Thomas Telford Place', described as a landmark development which will bring new life and activity at the site of the former Tower Ballroom.

It will provide a mix of residential, community and leisure uses and incorporate a new promenade. There are also plans for a new pedestrian and cycling route along the water's edge which will join the reservoir up with the city's wider networks.  There will be a signposted 'Tolkien Walk' to connect the reservoir to the historic canalside  Roundhouse in the city centre and encourage movement between buildings such as Perrott's Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower. These towers are thought to have influenced JRR Tolkein to write The Two Towers in the Lord of the Rings series.

The reservoir redevelopment would feed into the wider Greater Icknield Plan which includes the Port Loop residential project where work is under way to create around 1,150 new homes.

Above CGI image from Birmingham Council of what the newly developed resevoir will look like

 

Below are some of my images from the site over the last 12 months or so

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05 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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Canal photography around Birmingham - start of a gallery!

Hi all, this is Karl

Over the last few months I have developed an interest in our canal networks and moving forward I am planning to develop this into some sort of formal project and document more of it with my camera, in the meanwhile here below is a look back at some of my photos so far

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05 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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Fascinating tour round 'The Gothic' and Great Hampton Street Project with Blackswan

We were delighted to be shown round 'The Gothic' and the Blackswan scheme at 1-4 Great Hampton Street. Fascinating plans for this site involve retaining so much of the wonderful history and architecture of 'The Gothic' for people to enjoy in the future! Thanks to the amazing team at BlackSwan for the opportunity to experience this project so early.

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On Wednesday 29th May we made a visit to the site of the former Gothic pub on Great Hampton Street in the St Pauls/Jewellery Quarter area of the city.

The Gothic is one part of a whole development stretching over 3/4 ajoining buildings on Great Hampton Street.

The plans for the site will include a hi-end restaurant, quality rooms and apartments as well as 2 social venues with courtyards to the rear.

We will run a separate post with further details of the amazing plans by BlackSwan.

Below are a selection of images showing some of the orignal art deco features inside the property, something we were ensured would be retained by the new development which in huge part is aiming to simply strip the sites back to their orignal features architecture wise and highlight them moving forward.

All photos by Karl Newton

Much more to come as we follow this exciting project through to completion early in 2020. 

 

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04 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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Let's make this page a sea of red, glorious poppies

Let's paint this page red with those photos of beautiful poppies across Birmingham and the West Midlands. Take the post, to see a few to start us off! 

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03 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
Introducing

Introducing Karl Newton - a photographer with a real passion for Birmingham

FreeTimePays is delighted to welcome Karl as a contributor at FreeTimePays.

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Hello all

There has been a delay until now, but, I am finally online and part of this community.

My name is Karl W Newton and I am a brummie photographer with.a growing reputation.  I started dedicating myself to my art officaly in 2017 and since then I have held 2 solo exhibitions in the city, been published in one of the big national magazines, had my work featured on ITV central news 3 times, sold several pieces of my work, been commisoned to produce work, become an offical stock contributor for Getty, ShutterStock & Dreamstime and recently published my first photography book.

 

Looking forward to connecting with you guys alot more moving forward , below are a selection of my favourite photographs from the last 6 months or so

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Birmingham library a cross section

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Birmingham trams

Moseley Park & Pool

Serene Spring

Rising Sunset

Baker Street the Drama

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03 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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An evening trip to Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham

On the lovely Friday evening on 31st May 2019 I decided to take a trip to one of my favourite evening time haunts....Edgbaston Reservoir

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On the lovely Friday evening on 31st May 2019 I decided to take a trip to one of my favourite evening time haunts....Edgsbaston Reservoir.  

I enjoyed taking in golden hour during my near on 2 mile walking route around the site, photographs below.

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03 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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A journey through Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Some of my photography from the popular Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. Cannon Hill Park covers 250 acres consisting of formal, conservation, woodland and sports areas.

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03 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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Photography taken in Lickey Hills Country Park, Birmingham

Some of my photographs taken at Lickey Hills Country Park.

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03 Jun 2019 - Karl Newton
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Back catalogue of photographs for Moseley private Park & Pool

Photographs of Moseley private Park & Pool

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Please note the park is privately keyed, but, the last Saturday of every month is a set open day and there are regular open days throughout the year, as well as 1 day trail keys avaiable

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