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Old November 20th, 2012, 08:51 PM   #41
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Every weekend by train, but this is all we ever see of it:

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I go further on my own, but give them a Pret, a Boots, and a station and they're set for the day.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 12:48 AM   #42
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An arty one of the amusement part of the market in Centenary Square



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Old November 21st, 2012, 12:51 AM   #43
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An arty one of the amusement part of the market in Centenary Square



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That's brilliant!
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Old November 21st, 2012, 12:59 AM   #44
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Very nice!
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Old November 21st, 2012, 01:07 AM   #45
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Nice pic feltip

Anyone else think we need a permanent wheel? It always seems to be popular
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 12:48 PM   #46
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Just go and stand on top of the Cube. Better view and it is free.

I went to the market last night. Far smaller than last year.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 03:08 PM   #47
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The HS2 station site in Eastside would be a good location for a temporary (but long term) wheel (like the original one we had from Paris).

Some good views to be had and encouragement for people to visit the park/millenium point.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 03:58 PM   #48
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Yes, that would be great. There could even be a permanent, albeit much smaller, wooden market around it.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 07:54 PM   #49
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I would still prefer a large hot air balloon like Bournemouth, its just something different and a bit more exciting and new.

I did not find the market smaller at all, seems the same to me, hopefully once the Library is complete and Centenary Square is clear, we will see them utilize the space much more. Bring back the outdoor Ice Rink I say. I am also not feeling the whole fun fair going on, its tacky and cheap. An old style big wheel, carousel and helter skelter is just fine, and is really in keeping with the theme.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 11:20 PM   #50
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I would still prefer a large hot air balloon like Bournemouth, its just something different and a bit more exciting and new.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 02:12 AM   #51
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The HS2 station site in Eastside would be a good location for a temporary (but long term) wheel (like the original one we had from Paris).

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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #52
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Oops, the carousel's been playing the dambusters theme tune! No complaints but it was on the BBC.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 09:06 PM   #53
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Birmingham Mail reports that a certain city up north has taken exception to BCC's statement of it being the UK's largest German Xmas Market. Oh dear....
Their market has 300 stalls and had 1.5m visitors in 2011. Brum has 190 stalls and 5m visitors in 2011. BCC didn't enter into any petty squabbles but wished all German Xmas Markets around the UK the best of luck - that's a good way to deal with it.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #54
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The HS2 station site in Eastside would be a good location for a temporary (but long term) wheel (like the original one we had from Paris).
But that side of Birmingham is much lower than where the current wheel is.

I often park in Eastside and walk up New St then into Victoria Squre, then into Centenary Square, and it is uphill all the way.

If the wheel was in Eastside you would see very little, certainly towards the North and West.
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Birmingham Mail reports that a certain city up north has taken exception to BCC's statement of it being the UK's largest German Xmas Market. Oh dear....
Their market has 300 stalls and had 1.5m visitors in 2011. Brum has 190 stalls and 5m visitors in 2011. BCC didn't enter into any petty squabbles but wished all German Xmas Markets around the UK the best of luck - that's a good way to deal with it.
This is a case of my ****** bigger than yours!

How do they count the number of visitors anyway?
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Old November 27th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #56
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people traffic counters found in most shopping centres and high streets, this is the related to sales and worked out roughly how many people are there for the market and how many people are just passing through
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Old November 28th, 2012, 02:03 AM   #57
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As usual I did visit the german market. I took a few pictures......

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A few more on my flickr site if you're interested
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Old November 28th, 2012, 03:37 PM   #58
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That's the old moaner out of Coronation St isn't it?
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Old November 28th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #59
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I also visited the Christmas market and despite the rain, really enjoyed it. I finished my lovely evening at Cineworld watching Breaking Dawn
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I also visited the Christmas market and despite the rain, really enjoyed it. I finished my lovely evening at Cineworld watching Breaking Dawn
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