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Old August 25th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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Old August 25th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #2
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Very cool photos mate
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Old August 26th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #3
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Brum has come a long way from how it used to look. I remember it when I was a young kid as being a rather grey and grimy place in the city centre, but your pictures show what a different beast the city centre is these days.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #4
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Nice pics of Brum - Its still rather a dump for its size and importance though (imo). Its never really had a big city feel to it and has no city centre parks etc.

(& before i get bollocked for my views - i was born in B'ham and grew up there & N Worcs )

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Old August 26th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #5
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Brum has come a long way from how it used to look. I remember it when I was a young kid as being a rather grey and grimy place in the city centre, but your pictures show what a different beast the city centre is these days.

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lol, me too. I remember being scared by it, which was probably unwarranted, maybe it was just the rumours that put me off.

It looks great now, very modern and vibrant. If I ever move back to the UK [which I will one day] I'll really be sure to look seriously at living in Birmingham.

Brilliant photos El_Greco
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:33 PM   #6
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I wouldnt call Birmingham a dump ; its a nice city actually with great architecture and cool public spaces sure it does get a bit rough on the edges but these areas I imagine will be regenerated soon anyway.

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Old August 29th, 2008, 01:30 AM   #7
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I've been there before, didn't spend much time there but from what I remember the city center is quite small... for the city's population.

Isn't it very sprawly for the U.K.?
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Old August 30th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #8
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Birmingham is not a dump, sure there are areas that need doing up, but a lot of regeneration is going on at the moment, so I look foward to the future!
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Old August 31st, 2008, 04:55 PM   #9
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our city center is massive, its just that most people stay around the main retail area, it takes well over an hour to walk one edge to the other
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Very nice pictures, thx for sharing
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Old September 1st, 2008, 01:03 AM   #11
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our city center is massive, its just that most people stay around the main retail area, it takes well over an hour to walk one edge to the other
Hmm maybe I was thinking about Leeds
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Old September 1st, 2008, 03:49 AM   #12
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our city center is massive, its just that most people stay around the main retail area, it takes well over an hour to walk one edge to the other
It is massive but of course not as massive as London
However its quite clear to me why most tourists think Birmingham City Centre is tiny ; you have Bullring and Victoria Square - the touristy areas you go south and you arrive at New Street which is a dump...well obviously tourists think theres nothing interesting beyond it and they turn back....walk north or east or west and you hit Queensway (which is a nightmare to cross) and again they turn back and in the end spend their time in this tiny area around Victoria Square....
Birmingham really needs to burry its motorways and clean up areas surrounding city centre - Digbeth Deritend Jewellery Quarter etc because at the moment they are quite scary places...
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