Thursday, 28 March 2013

– NUJ picket outside the BBC, Birmingham Mailbox

NUJ members on strike over workloads, stress, bullying & harassment and the threat of compulsory redundancy picketing outside the BBC, Birmingham Mailbox.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

– Firefighters fighting Cash Converters Fire


West Midlands Firefighters fighting a fire at Cash Converters, Kings Heath, Birmingham.

– Madhyamaloka, the End of an Era.

Today Madhyamaloka will cease to be. 

The photograph shows a devotional image of members of the early preceptors college. From left to right Subhuti, Sanghadevi, Sona, Srimala and Suvajra. 

In the mid nineties Bhante Sangharakshita had gathered some of his senior disciples around him in Birmingham in order to hand on his main responsibilities. The men lived with him at Madhyamaloka and the women lived down the road in a further community. 

Madhyamaloka it self was now sold on as a further step in the development of the Triratna movement took Sangharakshita and others to the large country dwelling Adhisthana hosting several communities near Coddington.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

– Gritting lorry spreading salt as continuous snowfall disrupts travel and transport

An Amey/Birmingham City Council gritting lorry spreading salt by Queensbridge School in Birmingham as continuous snowfall disrupts travel and transport.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

– The shape of things to come...


The shape of things to come... street art on a former entrance of a derelict barbed wired building, Sheffield.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

– PCS Strike on Budget Day, Birmingham.


Strike by public sector workers on Budget Day. PCS picket line at Selly Oak Job Centre Plus, Birmingham.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

– Dharmacharini Kamalanandi joins the Triratna Buddhist Order.




Dharmacharini Ratnadharini conducting the public ordination of Kamalanandi as she joins the Triratna Buddhist Order at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre with her private preceptor Punyamala announcing her name.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

– Welcome to Life, Birmingham

Welcome to Life, high risen housing, Hockley, a deprived area of Birmingham.

Monday, 11 March 2013

– Youth in Telford

Youth on top of a rope tower on a playground in Telford.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

– Aldi Food Retail Chain's Photoshopped Meat Advertising Campaign

Amid the international horsemeat scandal an Aldi meat advertising campaign attempts to convey trust in their fresh British meat products. 

Imagery used of a happy farmer and supplier is obviously heavily photoshopped showing both cattle and happy beef farmer Matthew Wright placed into a green field, with the farmers right leg dissolving into nothingness.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

– An orthoptist checking young girl's eyes

An orthoptist checking a young girl's eyes doing a prism reflex test. Birmingham NHS Paediatric Eye Service at Broadmeadow Health Centre.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Sunday, 3 March 2013

– Sangharakshita's old home on the day his new home is named Adhisthana

Sangharakshita's empty study in his old home at Madhyamaloka in Birmingham on the day the name of his new home is announced as Adhisthana. Adhisthana is a large country dwelling in the Herefordshire country-side and will also be a place of practice for the Triratna Buddhist Community and Order.

After living in Birmingham for 16 years, Sangharakshita left behind Madhyamaloka on Sunday the 24.02.13.