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photoblog image A Birmingham Day Out 1/21

A Birmingham Day Out 1/21

BROAD STREET         We will be away in a rented cottage on a farm in Derbyshire until Friday, I will catch up with you all at the weekend.  

On our trip to Birmingham and the Gas Street Canal Basin area our coach dropped us off in Broad Street. Traditionally, Broad Street was considered to be outside Birmingham City Centre, but as the centre expanded Broad Street has been incorporated into the new Westside district of the city. As you can see there are some nice old style listed buildings on the corner of Gas Street going off to the right. In the background is the Hyatt Regency Hotel which I featured on Saturday last week. I did like the little bit of street furniture in the foreground, no doubt put there especially for we photographers, not!  

A Birmingham Day Out 1/21

BROAD STREET         We will be away in a rented cottage on a farm in Derbyshire until Friday, I will catch up with you all at the weekend.  

On our trip to Birmingham and the Gas Street Canal Basin area our coach dropped us off in Broad Street. Traditionally, Broad Street was considered to be outside Birmingham City Centre, but as the centre expanded Broad Street has been incorporated into the new Westside district of the city. As you can see there are some nice old style listed buildings on the corner of Gas Street going off to the right. In the background is the Hyatt Regency Hotel which I featured on Saturday last week. I did like the little bit of street furniture in the foreground, no doubt put there especially for we photographers, not!  

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jun 2014, 00:09
I think it is a Triffid, disguised as a bollard, Brian...don't trust it!
smile Well it adds something!
It is kind of cool to see the old and the new so well contrasted!
Brian Walbey: Indeed although that giant hotel doesn't really fit in just there I feel.
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 9 Jun 2014, 05:17
Have a good time on holiday Brian... it is nice to see buildings that are straight againgrin
....petersmile
Brian Walbey: We had a very good time Peter, even the weather was kind to us.
  • Shane
  • England
  • 9 Jun 2014, 06:02
Great shot....and rather quite ......the post works well
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 9 Jun 2014, 06:43
This is a terrific mixture of things old & modern Brian
Brian Walbey: This series will show that the whole area is like that.
It looks totally surreal, Brian...like the Hyatt was cloned in!

Enjoy your time away and say HI to Maureen.
Brian Walbey: The hotel does look a bit out of place among the older buildings I feel. We had a lovely time in Derbyshire, the farm cottage was exceptional and in beautiful countryside.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Jun 2014, 06:48
Great shot, love the new and the old together. The post works indeed.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Jun 2014, 07:12
Of course, Brian, and you homed in on it like a professional!
Brian Walbey: I'm not sure about the professional tag Lisl, but I do try and look out for things like this to use as foregrounds wherever possible.
Have a lovely week, nice send off.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Scotia, we had a lovely week, exceptional farm cottage and lovely scenery.
A fine mix Brian. There are still some wonderful Victorian buildings in Birmingham
Brian Walbey: It is a real hotch potch of old and new round that way.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Jun 2014, 08:02
What a contrast of old and modern' - this juxtaposition is almost hurting the eyes - I wish you lovely days in Derbyshire - the weather is like high summer here!
Brian Walbey: It is a real hotch potch of old and new round that way. We had a lovely time in Derbyshire, the cottage we rented on a farm was excellent and in a lovely setting.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Jun 2014, 08:45
Have a good week Brian - hope the weather improves a bit.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike, the weather turned out really nice, about 500+ images worth smile
I like the Hyatt building and especially the extra panels where the name is.
Brian Walbey: It is a fine looking modern hotel but it does tower over the older buildings somewhat.
Lovely composition Brian, I like the foreground post and paving. The contrast between old and new is striking!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. It is a real hotch potch of old and new round that way.
Enjoy Brian... nicely captured image!
A wonderful shot Brian. I like the modern/ancient contrast.
Enjoy your break!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, we had a lovely break.
The old and the new - I think I prefer the old.
Brian Walbey: It is a real hotch potch of old and new round that way, not sure if I like it or not.
  • Alan
  • Lochinver, Aseature synt
  • 10 Jun 2014, 07:17
Another fascinating collection of the old and the new. The infamous BT building was just bend you further along on the right. It is now a Jurys Inn Hotel. When built, it was part of a major redevelopment of the area in the 1960s. Redevelopment continues!
Brian Walbey: There is a real mix of old and new styles there now Alan, not all to my taste, just wit till I show you a proper view of the new library, you'll either love or loath it.

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