Nottingham

Aerial photos capture East Midlands from above

Chesterfield Market Image copyright Jason Hawkes
Image caption This aerial photo by Jason Hawkes shows Chesterfield Market, which has been on the same spot since the 1220s

Contemporary aerial photographs of the East Midlands and other parts of the country have gone on display in a large-scale street gallery.

The Britain from the Air exhibition includes new images of Nottingham, where the photos are on display until the end of February.

Image copyright Nottingham City Council
Image caption The aerial photo shows Nottingham Castle, a 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original medieval castle

The exhibition has been created by the Royal Geographical Society and street gallery specialists Wecommunic8.

There are more than 100 images in total.

Image caption The exhibition is on display in the newly-pedestrianised Station Street in Nottingham
Image copyright Ian Hay
Image caption The exhibition includes a photo of Cottam Power Station in Nottinghamshire

Dr Rita Gardner, director of the Royal Geographical Society, said: "Britain from the Air provides a fantastic opportunity to see Britain's natural and human landscapes from a unique perspective and to explore the social, economic and environmental forces that shaped them."

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Image caption Arbor Low is a Stone Age monument located in Derbyshire in the Peak District National Park

More than five million people have already seen the touring exhibition, which has previously visited Bath, Oxford, Chatham, Edinburgh, Leeds, and Birmingham.

It is currently in Station Street, a newly-pedestrianised area next to Nottingham's railway station.

Nottingham city councillor Dave Trimble said Station Street was "quickly building a reputation for public art".

Image copyright Ian Hay
Image caption Trent Bridge cricket ground, the Notts County and Nottingham Forest football grounds, and the National Water Sports Centre can all be seen in Ian Hay's photo
Image copyright Jason Hawkes
Image caption This cement works near Buxton in Derbyshire is one of 14 plants around Britain that between them produce 12 million tonnes of cement a year

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