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Happy New Year 2020.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery was closed on New Year's Day 2020 as I tried to take a view of Chamberlain Square, still hidden behind the fences.
The public realm on Centenary Way towards Centenary Square is now open. Is some new trees on the new flower beds. Towards...
Edit. This thread is to record the development and progress of the Metro. For general, day-to-day comments about the Metro there is a thread here:
The state of...
There is steps going down near the St Vincent Street Bridge in Ladywood. Also an open path from Summer Hill Street.
The steps are open.
Close up look at the steps.
There is a primary school close to this site. Nelson Primary School. The steps leads to a path that goes towards St Mark's...
A replica plaque of the Manchester & Birmingham Railway has been found. The original from 1839 is at the National Railway Museum in York. This one was at Manchester Piccadilly from the 1960s until the 1998 redevelopment and never returned in 2002 once complete. Someone saw a listing on eBay...
They recently built a modern extension to the Birmingham Royal Ballet building on Thorp Street. You can see it also from Bristol Street.
The Bristol Street views I saw. Old and new.
Onto Thorp Street. Was a bit bright down here. Sunshine after the various rain spells.
Way too bright...
Some recent photos of West Midlands Metro trams that have been given a new blue livery.
Tram 17 on Bull Street
Tram 37 leaving Grand Central Tram Stop on Stephenson Street. It may have lost the Ozzy Osbourne name.
The Metro Works Begins thread has vanished, and doesn't come up in a search so will post these here.
Tram tracks and paving on Pinfold Street seen on a wet Saturday afternoon between Victoria Square and New Street Station.
Those bars getting in the way of a decent shot.
I walked up from Harborne up Nursery Road then Norfolk Road towards the Hagley Road in Edgbaston and saw these buildings.
16 Norfolk Road - now called Fazle Yousaf House - Grade II listed building.
A conservatory I think...
Some photos of the former Moseley & Balsall Heath Institute (now the Moseley Dance Centre Hazelle Stage School).
This quote from Bill Dargue's site under Moseley (not Balsall Heath):
Bill Dargue Moseley
Busts of Michelangelo and Shakespeare
Michelangelo close up
Shakespeare close up...
I had a close up look at the former Moby Dicks pub in Eastside, now that it is reopened as the Eagle & Ball by BCU.
Here it was in 2010 as the derelict Moby Dicks.
Access to Gopsal Street and Penn Street has been restricted during the many years of construction for the Birmingham City...
Edit. Please note there are a number of other related threads as follows
Paradise pre development 2014 - 2016
Some of the George Dawson sculptures I've seen in Birmingham over the years.
I saw this bust of George Dawson in the Shakespeare Memorial Room at the Library of Birmingham.
Near it was this description:
During 2016 on the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the bust...