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photoblog image A Birmingham Day Out 18/21

A Birmingham Day Out 18/21

CENTENARY SQUARE 

I thought I’d put this image in because if nothing else it shows just what a lovely sunny day it was back on 16th.March, at least in the Midlands. Included is a different angle on the new library and this side of it Baskerville House, more of that on Saturday, and the glass fronted building is some sort of restaurant. This was taken from the outside of another restaurant where we had just enjoyed a late lunch, and just note how many passers by are walking about with their coats over their arms, it was that nice.

 

A Birmingham Day Out 18/21

CENTENARY SQUARE 

I thought I’d put this image in because if nothing else it shows just what a lovely sunny day it was back on 16th.March, at least in the Midlands. Included is a different angle on the new library and this side of it Baskerville House, more of that on Saturday, and the glass fronted building is some sort of restaurant. This was taken from the outside of another restaurant where we had just enjoyed a late lunch, and just note how many passers by are walking about with their coats over their arms, it was that nice.

 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Jun 2014, 00:24
Colourful and interesting streetscape, Brian...made me think Disneyland, though.
Brian Walbey: Come to think of it there is some feeling of Disneyland about it, the buildings look too good to be true.
I like the building that is furthest away.
Brian Walbey: This is another angle of that building that I showed last Saturday here http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/image/2014/06/21/a-birmingham-day-out-1321/ I am finishing the series on Sunday with yet another angle, it is such an unusual looking building.
It does illustrate a beautiful day!
Brian Walbey: We couldn't believe our luck for a March Sunday, this is the U.K.not sunny Arizona!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Jun 2014, 06:38
Amazing for March isn't it Brian!
Brian Walbey: We couldn't believe our luck for a March Sunday, this is the U.K.not sunny Arizona as Elizabeth keeps pointing out.
I really like this view Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, a lovely day and a lot lot of people about.
What an amazing collection of buildings and such a blue sky for March.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Suzanne, this Centenary Square has even more modern buildings along the other sides which really showed up well in the early spring sunlight.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jun 2014, 08:51
Catches the vibe well - although it isn't a place I would want to live. Looks too confused for my sense of order.
Brian Walbey: Yes a real mix of styles round the square Mike, but so different to some of the suburbs of Birmingham of course where I definitely wouldn't want to live.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 26 Jun 2014, 09:21
This looks a fine scene Brian, the second city is looking good these days.
Brian Walbey: Well this part looks good Chad, but the suburbs leave a bit to be desired I think.
Veery nice view on these lined-up buildings Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, quite a choice of styles.
very good overview
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal, quite a choice of styles with other variations along other sides of the square.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jun 2014, 13:03
What a variation in architecture. Even the old building has had a glazed extension on the roof (I wonder how that got passed the planners?). I think it was last spring that we had the best of the weather all year.
Brian Walbey: It was certainly a fine day as this series has shown Alan. I'm not saying anything about the older building as that is my subject for Saturday, you can find out more then if time allows from your busy social calendar.
I see what Ray means, Brian, none of the buildings are sympathetic to each other are they? Each is ok on its own, apart from that wedding cake, I find it odd.
Brian Walbey: Yes most of the buildings round Centenary Square are of modern style and are not at all sympathetic to each other but why not take Elizabeth there one day and have a look for yourselves, we really enjoyed our visit.
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 26 Jun 2014, 15:23
i like this shot of the square with people milling about Brian... it the new library the building in three layers with two large candles on top... it looks like a birthday cake.....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. The new library is a strange looking place isn't it, very much like a birthday cake with a chimney on top.
Very cosmopolitan looking, and lovely in the sunshine Brian. A good spot for lunch I hope
Brian Walbey: Indeed this part of the centre of Birmingham, our first visit, is very cosmopolitan. We had just enjoyed a snack lunch in one of the many places round that way.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 26 Jun 2014, 20:05
Birmingham has got some very interesting 21st century development
Brian Walbey: A real mixed bag of buildings Richard.
Great cityscape,Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, a real mixed bag of new and not quite so new.

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