What’s your favourite place in the city?
When I was a small child, I would walk into Wolverhampton with my ‘Gran’ and we would visit the indoor and outdoor markets before going for breakfast in one of the many cafés. Catching the bus back home, laden with shopping was always a treat; but not as much as the wonderful smells when buying the tea leaves and coffee beans from ‘Snapes‘ in Queen Street. When I was growing up I never fully realised how important a shop this was … until it sadly closed back in 2002. What I would give to go back and photograph the exterior of the shop, the interior and all of the characters that had worked there over the years ….
Wolverhampton is an eclectic mix of people – you’ll find us in all sizes, shapes, colours, ethnic origins, sexual orientations …. the lot. That’s one of the things I love about Wolverhampton. Each one of us that lives and works here is a Wonderful Wulfrunian. Indeed, we congregate, walk and work in the shadow of the very lady herself, Lady Wulfruna, on the steps to St Peter’s Church in the centre of Wolverhampton.
Although in the heart of the Black Country, Wolverhampton is surrounded by a mix of large village/small towns; some set in semi-rural locations and others in the more ‘built’ environment.
Wherever it is, chances are that you have a ‘favourite’ in Wolverhampton. It could be the architecture at the top of buildings in the heart of Wolverhampton (take the time to look up, you’ll be surprised at what you see!).
It could be one of the many spectacular parks and green, open spaces (obviously I’m not biased at all)!
It could be the shop fronts, the markets, the theatres, cinemas …. anything!
Check it out and see what you think.
Until next time – enjoy ‘Wolverhampton’s Great Outdoors’.