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Old December 6th, 2011, 05:01 PM   #41
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Indeed, Birmingham looking great.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #43
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I'm glad you enjoyed your stay Cardiff, yes I just hope the redevelopment of New Street helps improve the surrounding area. Should hopefully bring the Mailbox area and Hurst Street into the main city and just have a natural flow.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 01:32 PM   #44
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You've done a great job here Cardiff ... my laptop almost shut down on overload!!!

When you were in the Temple Row area of Birmingham City Centre ... did you manage to have a 'swift' pint of ale and a look inside the Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre? I won't post an image of the inside of this beautiful old pub in case you have your own ....



... you can easily walk past it ... but here is the frontage to jog your memory

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Old December 8th, 2011, 08:05 PM   #45
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Lol its litterally in my next set of pics! I didnt go in but i walked passed it at night and we both stopped and went wow thats nice.

Heres 2 pics of it i wasnt going to post as they didnt come out that well

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Old December 8th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #46
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More great shots of Birmingham's Financial Quarter ... wonderful job, Cardiff!
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Old December 9th, 2011, 04:26 AM   #47
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nice city and great mixed architecture.
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Old December 10th, 2011, 02:56 AM   #48
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nice city and great mixed architecture.
When the redevelopment of New Street Station is completed in 2014, it will have another ingredient in it's "mix of architechture" .. see below....











... a section of the very shiny cladding being inspected prior to installation!



... demolition taking place around the New Street Station site

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Old December 10th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #49
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Wow! Birmingham looks amazingly good! Excellent mix of architectural styles, sometimes bizarre, mostly just great!
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Old December 10th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #50
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Thanks everyone, still not sure about the New Street station redevelopment, sometimes i like it and sometimes i dont. if its high quality then at least its challenging architecture. The John Lewis looks good though.

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Old December 10th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #51
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Very nice, Cardiff. Another place I would like to visit when I get the chance.
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Old December 10th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #52
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If only there were more of "this" ( fine 19th century streets and squares ) in Brum, and less of the... "other stuff"

Thanks for the update
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Old December 11th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #53
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Some interesting & funky new developments in Birmingham.
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Old December 11th, 2011, 11:51 PM   #54
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I really like how this city mixes the ultramodern with the old classic architecture. I know there are some grey 60s buildings too, but most cities have.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #55
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If only there were more of "this" ( fine 19th century streets and squares ) in Brum, and less of the... "other stuff"

Thanks for the update
Would be intersting to see what is the majority of archtiecture in Brum, im sure its the old architecture by quite some way.

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Old December 12th, 2011, 09:41 PM   #56
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Would be intersting to see what is the majority of archtiecture in Brum, im sure its the old architecture by quite some way.
If we take the entire city into account, then I'd say yes, the old ( Victorian & Edwardian architecture would make the majority of the stock. But in the city centre, it would only account for about a 40%. It's not even the total amount of old/new buildings that is the greatest issue - it's the volume of the buildings ( the 60's and 70's crap is way more visible due to its significantly larger volume of buildings ) and the presence of dual carriegeways in the city centre
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Old December 12th, 2011, 10:06 PM   #57
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Beautiful old archtiecture Thanks for sharing
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Old December 12th, 2011, 10:58 PM   #58
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More great images Cardiff, showing Birmingham's Victorian heritage .... did you make it over to the Jewellery Quarter?

JEWELLERY QUARTER, CENTRAL BIRMINGHAM.


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.... or the CUSTARD FACTORY Arts District?


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(Birrmingham City Centre from the Custard Factory - Image courtesy of Rubensparis)
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Old December 13th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #59
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Love it.

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Old December 13th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #60
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Some more modern images of Birmingham for you PortoNuts ...

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...................................................................................................................... £30 million redevelopment of the 15,000 seater NIA in the heart of Birmingham
... some of Europes most exciting & innovative architecture is at the heart of what was once one of the Worlds greatest manufacturing cities ... Birmingham.

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