Category: architecture

Central Library at 4am

The global media sensation the 4am Project was a perfect excuse for about 40 photographers to get access to our beautiful Central Library in the middle of the night. From the stacks in the basement to the very roof, we…

Bartholomew Row Townhouses

From the Evening Mail: “Lighting firm Christopher Wray wants to pull down the buildings at 7-12 Bartholomew Row and has submitted a planning application. The owner claims that the row, near the new Matthew Boulton College and Millennium Point buildings…

Invisible Birmingham

Historian Ben Waddington is leading a Brum walking tour of sights and buildings inspired by his article ‘Invisible Architecture’ from Issue One of Dirty Bristow magazine. It’s based on the differences in what you see when you look up, rather…

Camp as a row of metal

While researching something else, here’s some stuff I found of Brum’s own scalextric Camp Hill Flyover: A photo by Phyllis Nicklin: And a bus-driver’s eye-view of a trip out of town on the 37. mmmm, short-term nostalgia.

King of Kong

A local, erm, enthusiast is campaigning for the King King statue late of the Bull Ring Markets (and some car place, and Dudley Zoo apparently) to be returned to tower over Brum. That’s despite him saying: “apparently poor old King…

Brutal Honesty

There’s nothing that worries me more than consultation (still no results btw) , apart from knocking down Birmingham’s most important building. So I was a bit disappointed with only “the main themes” being released from the consultation into what might…

Spit and Sauce, Us

Got a chance yesterday to pop into the mac (still a week or so before the opening, and work being done all over the building) and taste the catering. Yum. The building re-opens to the public on May 1st, with…