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Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.


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Friday, 18 March 2016

A day in Birmingham.

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After a good night on our overnight mooring, we watered up and move the boat to opposite the Barclay Card Arena, with the Sealife Centre in the background.

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We walked into the city for a nose around and I wanted to visit the rag market to try and buy some material for blinds. I actually found something close to what I was looking for and paid a fraction of the price I would of spent had a bought some material online, so I was extremely chuffed. I am all about saving a few pennies here and there.

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The old Library coming down piece by piece. Some people hated the old Library, saying it was an eye sore, but it had its place.

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Waiting to feel its fate from the front.

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The new Library, reminds me of a three tier cake.

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Birmingham has some amazing architecture, new and old you just have to look up.

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The Back to Backs. Whilst there we spotted Adrian Chiles and the Birmingham Historian Carl Chinn, who were filming for the BBC.

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Live pan pipe music.

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Lunch was eaten at our favourite Chinese Buffet, in the Chinese Quarter.

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Have your tarot read.

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One of Birmingham’s two Cathedrals. St Philip’s was consecrated as the parish church on the 4 October 1715

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It was absolutely stunning inside.

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The set of stained-glass windows are stunning and were designed by Birmingham born pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones and manufactured by the firm of William Morris & Co. They are absolutely stunning.

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Adam and Eve.

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Birmingham is so vibrant and there is a lot of work going on all over the city. We had a fabulous time. The day ended with us having afternoon tea with some friends of ours who recently moved to Birmingham.

1 comment:

  1. Left a message on Keith's blog yesterday (I think), but jot sure if you've seen it. If you have time in Brum, well worth visiting the Coffin Works -- a preserved factory where they made fittings for coffins. Walk down the Farmer's bridge locks until you get to the curly white bridge, and it's on the street over the bridge. Coffinworks.org has all the details of tours etc. Not expensive either.

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