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Old December 20th, 2011, 08:31 PM   #81
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I was referring to the image that many, myself included,tend to take of the city, based purely on passing by on the motorway network. Most people who drive past will never have visited; and to them it gives the impression of somewhere not very favourable; not a destination - but just somewhere you pass by on the way elsewhere - surrounded by motorway network, and less than appealing buildings.

I, obviously, know better than that now - but that was my impression, and remains the impression of many.

Many people wouldn't have a clue about its manufacturing past - because many people are not that interested in places other than where they live. Birmingham does not have a strong identity in the public mind - just vague impressions.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #82
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I agree with you entirely, OJ.

The M6 motorway passes through the northern industrial heartland of Birmingham (fortunately) .... the parts millions of motorists see of the city every year. If the motorway had been constructed through the leafy suburbs of South, South-East and South-West Birmingham, districts such as Harborne, Moseley, Edgbaston, etc .. then motorists would have an entirely different impression of the city.

Fortunately ... the motorway network doesn't go through these areas below .....

Edgbaston ... South-West Birmingham

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Cannon Hill Park above, is just 2kms from the hustle and bustle of Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham, despite peoples' impressions & perceptions of the city, is a surprisingly 'green' city, with the largest urban park in Europe, Sutton Park.

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Old December 20th, 2011, 11:19 PM   #83
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Yes, Birmingham has very many lovely suburbs
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Old December 29th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #84
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THE CUBE - Birmingham

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Old December 29th, 2011, 05:05 PM   #85
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The Uni looks fantastic in that picture, and an interesting fact for none brits. That clock tower is actually taller than Big Ben.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 01:42 AM   #86
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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BIRMINGHAM!




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Old January 1st, 2012, 03:04 PM   #87
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Sandblact - amazing new year photos!

These were taken two nights ago from my balcony in Birmingham: -

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Old January 1st, 2012, 09:48 PM   #88
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I'll post some from the very same night shortly (29th & 30th) December ... I stayed at the top of a very nice apartment building in Brindleyplace in the city centre.... low cloud one of the evenings for a while as shown in your photos, with a couple of the taller towers disappearing in to the clouds!!!,
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Old January 7th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #89
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BIRMINGHAM - a pedestrian friendly city.



















"Just over an hour by train to London .... make Birmingham your base for your 2012 Olympic visit to Britain"

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Old January 7th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #90
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While i apreciate you adding to my thread, this is urban showcase so please post only your own pictures and not other peoples.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 10:38 PM   #91
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Some recent images from my Birmingham 'crash pad' ..... my 'escape from the country' residence!



Hyatt Regency Hotel - reflecting my apartment building.



New Library of Birmingham under construction.



The Cube - about 1.5kms away.



Broad Street.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #92
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Looks like you have a great view!
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Old March 17th, 2012, 11:10 PM   #93
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Selfridges at the Bullring lit St Patricks Day green by Simon Brettell ©

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Old March 19th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #94
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Nice city!)
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Old April 18th, 2012, 12:09 PM   #95
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Yes. Guys can we not ruin Cardiff's thread.

Some of these aren't his pictures. If you wish to post pictures set up a new thread and take some yourself.

I loved it Cardiff.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #96
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Excellent shots again cardiff!

Might be worth making a Birmingham thread in the other half of the photo forums for non-personal photos.

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Old April 18th, 2012, 02:55 PM   #97
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Thanks guys, i dont mind people posting pictures, as long as they are their OWN pictures of reasonable size and quality.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #98
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Good pictures. Looks like the new library is going to be a building of impressive size.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #99
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Birmingham looks really good, with both modern and old architecture. A pitty that the weather is so grey in many pics since it seems the city looks really good summertime.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 01:22 AM   #100
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