Thursday, 20 December 2012

– Padmaloka Stupa Top in Birmingham

Padmaloka's repaired Dhardo Rimpoche Stupa top having an honoured break on my shrine on its way back home. Michael Scheuermann has repaired it and its now going back to Padmaloka.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

– Mono Performing at Leicester Cathedral

The Japanese Post Rock band Mono performing at Leicester Cathedral promoting their album For My Parents.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

– Electronic car charging up on an Recharging Station, Birmingham City Centre

Smart Electric Drive electronic car charging up on an E-ON Recharging Station, Birmingham City Centre.

Monday, 19 November 2012

– Documentary Photography and Visual Beauty as Buddhist Practice

Documentary Photography and Visual Beauty as Buddhist Practice

As a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order I was speaking about my work as practice.

The image based talk was given at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre on 13.11.12 with an introduction by Mahasiddhi.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

– Protest Vote during the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, Birmingham.

Party politics should stay out of policing! Spoiling the ballot paper in a protest vote during the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands police area.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Sunday, 11 November 2012

– Remembrance Day Celebrations, Birmingham

A Royal Marine officer holding back a smile whilst checking the uniform of a female soldier, Remembrance Day, Birmingham.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

– Photography Talk at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Documentary Photography and Visual Beauty as Buddhist Practice
An image based talk by Alokavira/Timm Sonnenschein
Tuesday, 13.11.12, 2nd half of the evening roughly 8.40pm
I will be speaking about my experience of being a Buddhist exploring and offering deeper perspectives into human relationships, being upright and direct whilst practicing ethics... And every now and then pointing beyond the usual.
The evening will start with a meditation at 7.30pm prior to the talk.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Sunday, 14 October 2012

– A home for the Sangharakshita land project

    The main Court.

    A newer extension.

    A further extension.

    Sanghadeva showing Saccanama the surrounding and accompanied land.

    Coddington Court viewed from one of the accompanied fields.

   Architects Tim Crosskey and Mokshapriya working on the architectural 
   drawings to redesign an extension of the main building for Sangharakshita's 
   new flat.

Coddington Court, Ledbury. An new home for Sangharakshita and the land project which will be developed into a central resource for the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community.

Monday, 8 October 2012

– Immigration Solicitor advising a Client

Specialist immigration solicitor Sean Mcloughlin of TRP Solicitors, Birmingham advising an African client on his case under the legal aid scheme.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

– Police Federation Protest Poster Campaign Birmingham

A female Police officer policing the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, standing by a Police Federation poster campaign reading: 'Say Hello to Dave, Wave Goodbye to your Police Service' attacking cuts to the police budgets.

- TUC March for a Future that Works, Conservative Party conference, Birmingham

TUC March for a Future that Works during the Conservative Party conference, Birmingham. A Young teacher and boy with Unite flag during the march.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

– Chiltern Railways train from Birmingham to London Marylebone

Passengers traveling on the Chiltern Railways train line from Birmingham to London Marylebone.

Friday, 5 October 2012

– Farmfoods Space Invasion Layout

Farmfoods advert UFO layout showing literally how many servings are included per pack.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

– Menschen wollen starke Sinneserfahrungen machen.

Manjusri shrine and sticky pad saying: Menschen wollen starke Sinneserfahrungen machen./People want strong sense experiences. Sarathi's home Minden, Germany.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

– Rhein in echt, from Düsseldorf Oberkassel, Germany

Rhein in echt. 
River Rhein photographed from Düsseldorf Oberkassel showing the gas and steam turbine power station Lausward. Photographed from the river banks where Andreas Gursky captured his Rhein II of which a print was auctioned for $4338500 (£2.7 m) making it at that point the most expensive photograph ever sold. 
His image didn't even include the power station!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

– Rudi Dutschke Straße going past Axel Springer headquarter, Berlin

The renamed Rudi Dutschke Straße outside the the Axel Springer publishing house headquarters, Berlin. Rudi Dutschke was a Marxist German student leader of the 1960. 
In the 1960s the student movement was in a constant struggle with the reactionary Springer press and their daily newspaper Bild Zeitung. Rudi Dutschke survived an attempted assassination by a right winger. During the same time the Bild Zeitung was campaigning against the student movement and only days before encouraging people to help the police against the students and calling for a seizure of their leaders.
The renaming of the road took place in 2008 on the 68th birthday of the late Rudi Dutschke.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

– Security staff on the Reichstag, Berlin.

Security staff on the Reichstag observation deck above the Bundestag Plenarsaal. The observation deck and glass dome are open to public visitors.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

– Voices for a German Minimum Wage, Berlin

Stimmen für den Mindeslohn
Voices for the Minimum Wage
Murial in Berlin Mitte

Würde hat ihren Wert, Arbeit hat ihren Preis, Gesetzlicher Mindestlohn
Dignity has its Value, Work has its Price, Statutory Minimum Wage 
Glass facade of the Verdi Haus, Berlin Mitte

Monday, 3 September 2012

– Inauguration of the Buddhistisches Tor Berlin

Inauguration of the Buddhistisches Tor Berlin/Einweihung des Buddhistischen Tors Berlin led by the chairman Amogharatna. On Saturday 01.09.2012 festive celebrations were held on the new premisses, the former Urban Hospital in Berlin Kreuzberg. The large scale event, put on by the local sangha, was attended by several hundred people from all over Germany and Europe.
More images can be found here and here.

Monday, 20 August 2012

– A Wild Goose at Lake Baldeney, Essen, Germany.

A wild goose flying by the setting sun, lake Baldeney, Essen, Germany.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

– Werkschwimmbad/Plant Pool, Zeche Zollverein, Essen

People enjoy swimming in the Werkschwimmbad at the former coking plant, Zeche Zollverein UNESCO world heritage site, Essen, Germany.

Monday, 13 August 2012

– Dixi WC at the Rhein near Wesel

A picturesque Dixi WC at the Rhein near Wesel, Germany

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

– P&O workers guiding cars on the Spirit of Britain ferry, Dover.

P&O workers guiding cars on the Spirit of Britain cross-channel ferry before its departure from Dover to Calais.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

– An NHS occupational therapist with a patient, Moseley Hall Hospital, Birmingham

An NHS occupational therapist talking with an elderly patient that is receiving a shortwave treatment to her shoulder using an EMS Physio Megapulse II, Moseley Hall Hospital, Birmingham.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

– Jayabodhi arriving back from Guhyaloka

Dharmachari Jayabodhi arriving at East Midlands Airport after his four month ordination retreat at Guhyaloka where he joined the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Friday, 13 July 2012

– West Midlands Police officers arresting a suspect of a drug related crime

West Midlands Police officers arresting and handcuffing a suspect of a drug related crime, Kings Heath, Birmingham.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

– Captive bonobo eating own excrement at Twycross Zoo

Captive bonobo eating his own excrement at Twycross Zoo, Atherstone.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

– Olympic torchbearer Dominic Macgowan in Sparkhill, Birmingham

Dominic Macgowan carrying the Olympic torch through Sparkhill, Birmingham flanked by Metropolitan Police during the Olympic Torch Relay

Saturday, 30 June 2012

– Protest outside Selly Oak Jobcentre Plus where a man had set himself afire

Protest outside Selly Oak Jobcentre Plus in Birmingham where the day before a 48 year old man had tied himself to the outside railings and set himself afire, suffering burns to his legs after a row over benefits.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

– Police officers questioning a teenager, New Street, Birmingham

British Transport Police officers questioning a teenager about an incident on New Street, Birmingham.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

– Ohrenkuss Editorial Meeting

The Ohrenkuss editorial meeting is celebrating its 1000th Facebook member at their office in Bonn. Ohrenkuss is a German magazine by people with down syndrome.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

– Strike by public sector workers over pensions.

Strike by public sector workers over pensions. PCS members during a joint union rally outside Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

– Birmingham City Council Election and Leadership Referendum

People come to Kings Heath Primary School to vote during the Birmingham City Council Election and the referendum for an elected mayor.