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Old September 18th, 2019, 03:20 PM   #21
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The Hall of Memory in Centenary Square, Birmingham, England, designed by S. N. Cooke and W. N. Twist, is a war memorial erected 1922–25, by John Barnsley and Son, to commemorate the 12,320 Birmingham citizens who died in World War I.

Built directly over a filled-in canal basin of Gibson's Arm, it was the first structure in an area (now occupied by Centenary Square and the International Convention Centre and Symphony Hall) purchased by the council for the creation of a grand civic scheme to include new council offices, the mayor's residence, a public library, and a concert hall. The scheme was abandoned after the commencement of World War II with only half of the planned Baskerville House having been built.


Bronze statues by Albert Toft
Made from Portland stone, from the Isle of Portland in Dorset, the foundation stone was laid by the Prince of Wales on 12 June 1923 and it was opened by Prince Arthur of Connaught on 4 July 1925 to a crowd of 30,000. Construction had cost £60,000 and was funded through public donations.The four statues around the exterior are by local artist Albert Toft. They represent the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and Women's Services.





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The Metropolitan Cathedral Church and Basilica of Saint Chad is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Birmingham and province of the Catholic Church in Great Britain and is dedicated to Saint Chad of Mercia. Designed by Augustus Welby Pugin and substantially complete by 1841, St Chad's is one of the first four Catholic churches that were constructed after the English Reformation and raised to cathedral status in 1852. It is one of only four minor basilicas in England (the others being Downside Abbey, the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham and Corpus Christi Priory, this last now disused). St Chad's is a Grade II* listed building.The cathedral is located in a public greenspace near St Chad's Queensway, in central Birmingham. The current Archbishop is Bernard Longley and the Dean is Monsignor Timothy Menezes.

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Old September 26th, 2019, 04:55 PM   #23
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Old October 1st, 2019, 11:52 AM   #25
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BIRMINGHAM


Corporation Street
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Colmore Row
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Newhall Street
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Margaret Street
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Gt Charles and Newall Streets Birmingham
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Newhall Street Birmingham
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Lionel Street
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Cafe Rouge Central Square Birmingham
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Bull Street
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BIRMINGHAM


Simon Felton loving his camera




New Street & Grand Central Tour









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Grand Central



The Bank, Broad Street



Plane landing at Birmingham Airport





The demise of Birmingham Central Library



Consigned to the history books




[/url]Peaky Rotunda



Tom Hardy at the LOCKE film Premiere on Broad Street:

Marathon autograph signing session


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SIMPLY BIRMINGHAM

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Lunchtime wandering

Few pics from a lunchtime walk up Broad Street and back down the canal to the office...

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Big Max Grill
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All photos courtesy of Birmingham forum member Mosleyan.

Moseley Park, in the handsome South Birmingham suburb of Moseley.







Park Hill, Moseley



In to the city centre,
House of Fraser



Lewis Building



City view



The rear of Cold Store in Digbeth.



The urban grit and density of Digbeth.




Two Birmingham architectural icons - Selfridges and the Rotunda.



A view towards (part of) the Town Hall



St Phillip's Cathedral





View towards Alpha Tower
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Pictures courtesy of Mosleyan.

Two of Birmingham's finest buildings, the Central Methodist Hall and the Magistrate's Court, both on Corporation Street.

















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My and my mate played with a drone again on Sunday. We went to Small Heath park, not the best place but still managed to get some cracking shots but next time we'll definitely position ourselves closer to the city centre.









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