A city built on art and industry and home to 1.1 million people, Birmingham has been undeservedly maligned in the national consciousness for some time. Many people's impression of the city is still formed by that one time they changed trains at old New Street Station in 1990 and haven't visited since. Here we'd like to showcase some of our favourite photographs of the city gathered from social media and the #BirminghamYesBirmingham hashtag phenomenon.

Chamberlain Square by Simon Felton

Cathedral Square (Pigeon Park) by Oona Macdonald  

Digbeth by Bab About Town

New Street Station by Verity Milligan

Gas Street Basin by @criesgon

Oozells Square by Verity Milligan

Bradford Street by Verity Milligan

Park Road by @jordanbhx

Municipal Bank by Simon Felton

Rotunda by Beth Astington

Selfridges by Bab About Town

Old Post Office by Simon Felton

Southside by Bab About Town

Selly Oak by Beth Astington

St Paul's Square by Verity Milligan

Harborne by Simon Felton

Methodist Central Hall by Verity Milligan

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery by Bab About Town

Library by Beth Astington

Birmingham Canals by Verity Milligan

Winterbourne by Simon Felton

Birmingham Canals by Simon Felton

Birmingham University by Beth Astington

Gibb Street by Beth Astington

103 Colmore Row by Beth Astington

Panorama by Verity Milligan

St Martins by @jordanbhx