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Trent Street in Birmingham's Digbeth area. Small and medium sized industrial and commercial premises make for a very varied landscape, all dominated by the viaduct (seen here) which carries the main line from Birmingham Snow Hill to Leamington Spa. The numerous manufacturies in this area led to Birmingham becoming known as the 'Workshop of the World'.

Midlands Walks in late July 2021. Graffiti in Digbeth, South Birmingham, just one of many brilliant pieces of street art in this area of the city.

Under the railway viaduct in Digbeth, Birmingham.


A spot not accessible to the public or this would no doubt be covered in street art.

Warwick Bar Canal Basin, Digbeth & three relaxed Geese.

The Digbeth Branch Canal in Birmingham, England is a short canal which links the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal at Aston Junction and the Grand Union Canal at Digbeth Junction (or historically, at the adjacent Warwick Bar) in Digbeth.

Built under the Birmingham Canal Act 1768 and completed in 1799 the Digbeth Branch of the Birmingham Canal Navigations took traffic from the Birmingham and Warwick Junction Canal and the Warwick and Birmingham Canal (now both part of the Grand Union Canal) towards the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at the Worcester Bar (Gas Street Basin).

The 1¼ mile long canal has six locks leading down from Aston Junction. It passes through a grade II listed tunnel at the east of Curzon Street railway station (originally carrying the main lines from it) and under the viaduct of today's eastbound railway line from New Street station. It then originally met the Birmingham and Warwick Junction Canal at the Warwick Bar stop lock just to the rear of Birmingham Proof House, at which there is a short branch to the Typhoo Basin. The junction is called Digbeth Junction or Proof House Junction. It has a total fall of 40 feet.

All of the canal between Ashted Lock at Jennens Road (formerly the A47) and Great Barr Street (Bordesley) is within the Warwick Bar Conservation Area


Information from Wikipedia


A view from above of the south of the city centre

My first new shot of 2021 and a WMR Class 172 leaves Birmingham Moor Street heading for Stratford-upon-Avon. Seen from a car park/future development site in Digbeth, The Rotunda dominates the scene.


I had a crack at this viewpoint a year or two back but wasn't happy with the results. The puddle reflecting the Rotunda cracked it for me this time.


Plus, with the publication of the Digbeth regeneration plan, views like this will disappear over the next few years. Being so close to the city, this prime site will be worth millions. Best capture these views before they disappear.

Look closer..


Digbeth, Birmingham. One for the urbexers.

Vacant factory buildings around Digbeth, awaiting redevelopment as part of the Counci's masterplan for the area. The urban creep of expensive flats, in other words.

West Midlands Walkabout July 2021. Street Art (aka graffiti) in Digbeth, Birmingham.

Wine Freedom, Digbeth, Birmingham

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