Photographer's Note

Everywhere I travel or live my target is always the same - to take one photo that would represent the whole city.

I currently live in Birmingham, UK that is famous for its cultural diversity. Birmingham is (even though in few year we may say "used to be") the centre of automotive industry in the UK. During the 50's they needed more work force so they brought many people from their ex-colonies (Jamaica, Pakistan, India, etc.)

That's why I chose this to be my Birmingham photo. Mosque and church next to each other. How much more tolerant can this get?

Anyway, some technical stuff about taking this photo. This place is next to a motorway bridge I use to go to work. One Friday after work I parked under the bridge and climbed on a block of concrete in order to capture if from the best possible angle. I may try it once more as I am not 100% happy with the DOF but until then we'll have to live with this one :-) Tell me what you think.

One more remark about this photo - it came up from Becky's comment. The original name of this mosque was Saddam Hussein Mosque because the ex-Iraqi donated money for it in 1988 but it changed its name few year ago.

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