I'd just bought a new lens for my camera, and was dying to try it out before the autumn colours faded! Sunday 18th November dawned bright and sunny, giving the perfect opportunity for a photo-walk around Kings Heath.

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A Sunday morning snapshot of Kings Heath.


A Sunday morning snapshot of Kings Heath.


I'd just bought a new lens for my camera, and was dying to try it out before the autumn colours faded! Sunday 18th November dawned bright and sunny, giving the perfect opportunity for a photo-walk around Kings Heath.


Many of the trees had already dropped their leaves, but the magnificent oak trees are always the last to put on a golden display. Wheelers Lane looked particularly splendid.

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'Welcome to Kings Heath' says the sign. The cropped view through the 85mm lens was just right for capturing the line up of two of Kings Heath's vertical features: Sainsbury's multistorey car park and the elegant tower of All Saints Church.

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Kings Heath High Street - shops and traffic.

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Sunday morning, and many worshippers were at the services in 'All Saints' Victorian Anglican church and 'St Dunstan's'  1960s Roman Catholic Church 

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Look up to see the interesting features of the Kings Heath shops and pubs.

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Look up to see unexpected people standing out above the crowd!

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The sun picks out a row of very handsome houses, and an independent hairdresser and foam shop in Heathfield Road.

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Looking across the High Street from Heathfield to York Road. The Hare and Hounds pub plays a central role in Kings Heath life and entertainment, and is a central feature of the high street.

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The sun lights up the pretty entrance to the Kitchen Garden Cafe in York Road.

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Walking on down Waterloo Road, the telegraph poles with their tangle of wires catch my eye.

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The Stained glass studio is an attractive feature on the corner of South Road and Grange Road.

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The row of Edwardian villas in Grange Road, leading up to Kings Heath Park. I've not thought about the road name before, but I guess that 'The Grange' must have been the original name for the house and grounds in what is now Kings Heath Park. 

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Into the park, to be met by this sunlit blaze of autumn colour, autumn leaves on trailing branches hanging over the pond, and pretty collections of autumn leaves in the tree roots.

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My new lens is particularly good for these dreamy close up shots.

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It was lovely to see the number of parents in the park, helping their children to learn to ride bikes, or playing football together.

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Don't forget the dog walkers too!

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A final look across the park to the big Park House, before I set off home along Howard Road.

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Back to Howard Road East, and more glorious oak trees.

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The last stretch home, walking along the path that was a field boundary long before 'the King's Heath' was engulfed by the city.

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