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Old September 22nd, 2017, 02:24 AM   #21
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I hope I won't offend, but I've heard that Birmingham is quite ugly city. However in these photos I can see that Birmingham does have many classical style buildings too and most modern ones seems to be Basic style buildings rather than pseudo-artistic ones which usually are so so ugly and awkward to see.
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Old September 25th, 2017, 02:56 AM   #22
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No offence taken apinamies, Birmingham is an industrial city and is often quoted as a City of a Thousand Trades, in the 18th Century many miles of canals were cut through the city to bring in raw materials to the Hundreds, if not Thousands of factories that were scattered throughout the city, finished products were then shipped out on the canals.

Then in the 19th Century, the Railways arrived following the same routes as the canals criss-crossing the city from all over the UK, and that's how it is today, Tens of Thousands of passengers pass through the city every day and what they see from the train is an industrial landscape that doesn't look very pleasing. it's only when people actually visit the city that their perceptions of the city change.

In the past, the government has stifled Birmingham's growth by passing laws to the city's detriment here is a link to a shortened article on how to Kill a City.

https://www.economist.com/blogs/blig.../05/birmingham

Another good read about the history of Birmingham is this link about Birmingham from Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham

some good reviews from the Boston Globe and The New York Times.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine...UjM/story.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/tr...m-england.html

A view if Birmingham that many people don't recognise has Birmingham.


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Old September 25th, 2017, 09:37 AM   #23
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Nice reflections on the canal.
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Old September 30th, 2017, 01:41 AM   #24
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Another selection of photographs from Birmingham UK.


Gt Charles Street Birmingham.
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Gt Charles Street Birmingham.
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Birmingham's Frankfurt Xmas Market
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Birmingham's Frankfurt Xmas Market 2014
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Birmingham Swingers
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Shakespeare Express
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Victoria Square Birmingham
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Floozie in the Jacuzzi
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Floozie in the Jacuzzi
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Floozie in the Jacuzzi
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Old October 3rd, 2017, 11:02 AM   #25
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All Hands on Deck
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Ducksville
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Catching the Bus
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The Budgie Barge
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Birmingham gets Gold
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Live at the Library of Birmingham. 2014
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Brindley Place Birmingham
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Piccadilly Arcade Birmingham
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The ICC Birmingham
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Old October 10th, 2017, 12:51 AM   #26
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The First photo in Today's update from Birmingham shows Two traditional British telephone booths, seen on Moor Street Railway Station.


Talk Talk
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Mime Artist
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Chiltern Railways Class 82-82303 DVT
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City of Colours
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Birmingham Law Courts and the former Methodist Central Hall
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Birmingham Tramway Extension
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Perrott's Folly
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Centre City Tower and Beetham Tower
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Edgbaston Reservoir Birmingham.
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Birmingham Main Line Canal
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Old October 10th, 2017, 10:31 PM   #27
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Great set of urban pictures!
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Old October 11th, 2017, 12:02 AM   #28
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Striking images from an underappreciated city!
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Old October 17th, 2017, 12:04 PM   #29
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Thank you Benonie and Why-Why.

First photo up is a view of the Old Canal Turn, Four canals meet at this junction on the left is the Birmingham and Worcester canal, to the left of the cast iron roving bridge is the Old Birmingham Main Line Loop Canal, top right is the New Main Line Canal and to the bottom right The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.

The island in the canal was built during World War 2, as a flood defence measure in the event of the canals receiving bomb damage, gates attached to the island could be closed-off to preserve the water and to stop it all draining away.


Old Canal Turn Birmingham
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Mural and Green Living Wall
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Watching the Parade
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Constitution Hill Birmingham
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Trams Around Birmingham
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Gt Charles Street, Queensway Tunnels.
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Gt Charles Street, Queensway Tunnels
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The Rotunda and Green Living Wall Birmingham
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Old October 17th, 2017, 04:46 PM   #30
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Excellent showcase. Birmingham has surprised me.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 08:59 PM   #31
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Thanks, skymantle and paul62.

The first image up is a zoomed in shot from about five miles away and features the Joseph Chamberlain Clocktower, at the University of Birmingham.

Click to read more from Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph...al_Clock_Tower


Chamberlain Clock Tower Birmingham University
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Another zoomed in shot of the city skyline this time from about 10 Miles out from the city centre.


Birmingham City Centre Skyline
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One of 4 statues that adorn the Hall of Memory in Centenary Square the statue depicts the role of the Women's Services in WW1.


Library of Birmingham
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Secret Garden at the Library of Birmingham.


Secret Garden at the Library of Birmingham
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The top terrace on the Library of Birmingham is where the photo above was taken from.


Library of Birmingham
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Cannon Street leading down to New Street which is one of Birmingham's main shopping Streets.


Back Streets of Birmingham Cannon Street
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And finally a shot of Corporation Street, which at the time of taking the photo was very busy with construction workers laying tramway tracks for the tram extension.


Corporation Street Birmingham
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Old October 24th, 2017, 12:51 AM   #32
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Another selection of random images from around Birmingham.


Caffe Nero Temple Row West Birmingham
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Edgbaston Reservoir Birmingham
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Birmingham Skyline
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Midland Metro and Chiltern Railways
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Floozie in the Jacuzzi
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Floating Market Birmingham
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Trolley Dollies
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Five Ways Tower Birmingham
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William Sturge and No 1 Hagley Road
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Cobalt Square Birmingham
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Eastside City Park Birmingham
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Old Rockers Never Die.
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The Green Man
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Old October 24th, 2017, 09:38 AM   #33
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Cannon street looks lovely.

Birmingham’s canals are a great feature, and well looked after too.
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Old October 24th, 2017, 09:50 AM   #34
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metrogogo, mate you are doing a grate job showcasing Brum in this Thread, thank you
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Old October 24th, 2017, 02:33 PM   #35
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Wow! nice photos, stunning architecture
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Old November 1st, 2017, 03:30 AM   #36
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Thank you for the comments openlyjane, Brum Knows Best and Romashka01.


Victoria Square
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Birmingham Town Hall
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All-bar-One Birmingham
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Edmunds Bar and Lounge Birmingham
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Hotel La Tour Birmingham
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The Canals of Birmingham
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Spotted at the Bull Ring
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Brindley Place and Arena Birmingham
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Old November 1st, 2017, 11:24 AM   #37
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Very nice pics^
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Old November 5th, 2017, 02:14 AM   #38
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Thanks diddyD.


Brindley Place Birmingham
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International Conference Centre Birmingham
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1 Hagley Road
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Library of Birmingham
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Railways of Birmingham
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Birmingham Town Hall
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Resorts World/Genting Arena Birmingham
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Barclaycard Arena Birmingham
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Transport Around Birmingham
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Midland Metro Urbos3 Tram No 35 Birmingham
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Old November 5th, 2017, 12:33 PM   #39
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Great, very nice updates from Birmingham
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Old November 6th, 2017, 03:03 AM   #40
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Great thread! Birmingham look lovely, magnificat pictures
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