Month: June 2007

Battle of the sands

Beach two : Originally uploaded by bounder. Despite the official opening, and the chance to see Mike Whitby in Bemuda shorts, being postponded due to inclement weather – Brum’s second beach opened today. In Chamberlain Sq, it does have water…

Tunnel of Love

I’ve just come back from Tunnel Vision, part of Architecture Week, a trip “underneath the pavements in Birmingham is a network of tunnels stretching from Victoria Sq to New St Station”. In my excitement to see subterranean Brum (which I…

Public Service Announcement

Thought I’d copy CiB and post the latest from the mac – after their flood last week – in case it hasn’t got round to everyone: The Hexagon and Theatre are operating as normal. As a precaution, all exhibitions have…

Council Newsletter arrives

We’ve just had the first of the Council’s Birmingham Bulletin newsletter emails. It says the ‘mid month’ emails will “will focus on jobs and news and ‘end of month’ emails will include activities and events”. In reality it’s got a…

Birmingham on ‘Sweatiest City’ list

Number One in an irregular series of things that are about Birmingham, Alabama, but I see on the internet and fool me for a secondBirmingham on ‘Sweatiest City’ list: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance For a moment it was just…

not quite an iron man

According to Metroblogging Birmingham, we didn’t like the Bull Ring beach much. I’d have said we we’re positive, but underwhelmed. There’s no denying this skill in this sand sculpture of Ozzy Osbourne tho’ – apparently voted most famous Brummie by…