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Colmore Row

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
Got it in one. Mike. If it's anything like Greece, there will suddenly appear some dotted yellow lines on that space and busnesses will be fines heavily if their tables and chair encroach three inches over that line - a good money spinner for the Council! :)

Maurice :cool:
 
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Bob Davis

Bob Davis
is it just me being daft as usual,or is it a long bus
I thought it looked long as well, but being as they are governed by law as to length, width etc, I eventually realised and decided it was just the camera angle, because as we are all aware Ell is one of these new 'avant garde' cameramen. Whatever, it s still an excellent photo, if I had tried to take it, you would be looking at the cathedral, because the bus would have moved.

Bob
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
It was taken on my smartphone camera.

Single deckers with National Express West Midlands are usually that long.

Here's one of the Santa Express last December 2019 (taken on my proper camera).



This double decker in November 2019 was taken on my smartphone camera.

 

mw0njm.

Brummie Dude
It was taken on my smartphone camera.

Single deckers with National Express West Midlands are usually that long.

Here's one of the Santa Express last December 2019 (taken on my proper camera).



This double decker in November 2019 was taken on my smartphone camera.

loverly clear pics.thanks EB
 

JudiM

master brummie
I took some photos of Cathedral Court, 15 Colmore Row. Which is part of the Hortons' Estate.

It was built in 1989 to replace a Victorian building that was on the corner with Livery Street.

Seems to retain the character / shape of the previous building on this site.

Next to the Grand Hotel


Barclays Bank, Cathedral Court, Colmore Row
by ell brown, on Flickr


Barclays Bank, Cathedral Court, Colmore Row
by ell brown, on Flickr


Barclays Bank, Cathedral Court, Colmore Row
by ell brown, on Flickr


Barclays Bank, Cathedral Court, Colmore Row
by ell brown, on Flickr


Barclays Bank, Cathedral Court, Colmore Row
by ell brown, on Flickr

Does anyone have photos of the previous building on this site? I know it looked all black and grimey.
I know this is an old post I'm replying to, but when this was being built I worked in the offices above Snowhill Station (the ones shown in post #8). One day a workman cut through the power & phone cables turning that end of Colmore Row into darkness. We all got sent home from work early as they were not going to get it fixed by the end of the working day :D
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
It’s interesting that the buildings to the right up to the building with the clock (corner of Waterloo Street) were at some time removed and not replaced. (These buildings were addressed as ‘Victoria Square’). This would have meant a better view of the Council House from across Victoria Square. Would this have been the reason for their disappearance ? Or was WW2 bombing to blame ? Viv.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
It’s interesting that the buildings to the right up to the building with the clock (corner of Waterloo Street) were at some time removed and not replaced. (These buildings were addressed as ‘Victoria Square’). This would have meant a better view of the Council House from across Victoria Square. Would this have been the reason for their disappearance ? Or was WW2 bombing to blame ? Viv.
The buildings were apparently not bombed in WW2 as seen in this VJ Celebration in Colmore Row near Victoria Square.

ColmoreRow Celebration__Milk_BarMist (1).jpg
I used my computer to add colour to this pic .... :cool:
 
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Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Thanks Oldmohawk, didn’t think they were as can’t remember ever seeing any images of war damage. So they were probably removed as part of the development of Victoria Square. Viv.
 

Radiorails

master brummie
I sometimes walked to that area, during the early 1950's, as one or more of the shipping lines often had a large model boat in the window. Little realising that in a few years time I might see their big brothers in the English Channel.
 
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