City Council puts the wrong Birmingham in the picture – Birmingham Post

“Birmingham City Council has been left red-faced after using a photograph of Birmingham, Alabama, in an official leaflet about recyling in the city.” More worrying is the way they must have got the image (a swift google image search anyone?) — I bet it isn’t copyright cleared as an image library would have mentioned the US-iness of the pic. [link]

5 comments for “City Council puts the wrong Birmingham in the picture – Birmingham Post

  1. 12 August 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Tee hee.

  2. NRG
    13 August 2008 at 9:22 am

    *sigh* useless shower of bastards. At least it adds weight to my argument that they’re incompetant rather than biased against atheists.

  3. 13 August 2008 at 10:27 am

    I’ve found where the photo originates, it’s on the second page of a Google images search for “Birmingham Skyline”. Although it does come from iStockphoto, so they’ve paid for it.

    It would be difficult mistake to make – “Alabama” is clearly in the description if the photo, so maybe we’re not crediting the Council design department with a touch of wry humour. That’d be better than them being stupid, wouldn’t it?

  4. NRG
    14 August 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Just heard this story reported on 6music news, so much for the council’s “no-one has noticed” stance… They had some woman from the council on as well, she said the image was taken from an image bank where it was in the “Birmingham, West Midlands” category. You would have thought the council would own enough images of the city they wouldn’t have to resort to buying them from an image bank…

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