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Birmingham University has been having some work done as well, and this is one of their newest buildings. It’s becoming such a wonderful mix of the new styles and the old redbrick.
A bit of a rushed take as I was hurrying through the city centre. It was a long day and I was keen to get home.
I was picking my partner up from university today and stepped out of the car to look through the building site gates towards Old Joe. This view, a few years ago, wouldn’t have been there as the old buildings have since been removed. It’s impressive now, and will be even more so when the park area is finished.
The view of Digbeth with a rolling cloudy sky. I was in town getting a new bus pass and happened on this view while walking back to the carpark.
Old Joe has been broken for a while and only recently mended. So for months it’s been 12 o’clock. I found a nice angle from a recessed, coveted stairway. Though it took some time before there was a break in people crossing past me!
Birmingham has a lot of almost hidden treasures of architecture. Aside from the Bullring and Grand Central, the massive shopping centres which everyone goes to, is the Great Western Arcade, which contains more upmarket shops than my wallet can stretch to… but makes a good shortcut.
Wandering around town today and I chose a view I have been meaning to take for a while now. It’s of Martin’s Church, right near the veg market and the central shopping centre in the city.
Birmingham, famously, has more canals than Venice. And one of the most pleasant parts of the city centre to wander around is the canals. There’s always a pleasing mix of old tradition and skyscrapers and when the weather is as good as this…
The tallest landmark around is the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower at Birmingham University. I knew a picture of it would turn up on here at some point, but I love that it’s first iteration is covered in thick, low cloud.
This building is the Rotunda. It’s a pretty old high rise office building in my city, and it’s been there for far longer than I remember. It stands there inherently recognisable from the miles surrounding it.