Birmingham canal: Deepfields junction

Birmingham canal,  Deepfields junction

I was struck by the paint of the industrial building, reflected in the canal, looked like a too-perfect blue sky on what was actually a gloomy grey day.

The picture was taken with my back to the remnant of the Bradley Arm which goes off from the main line here. The Arm, currently a dead end, was Brindley’s original line of the canal.

Swans feeding

Swans feeding

A pair of swans feeding by a reed bed on the Birmingham canal in Deepfields. The traffic on the bridge carrying the Black Country Route was rumbling nearby.

Lichen: West Park erratic

Lichen: West Park erratic

This huge rock was brought to Wolverhampton from north Wales by glaciers during the Ice Age. It was discovered in Oak Street, and put up in West Park in 1881. The face pointing into the prevailing wind and rain is now covered in lichen.