To true Lynwell said john...been saying the same thing myself for years now..i know we must move on and i do like what has been done to our canals but is it really necessary to have so little regard and respect for so many of our fine buildings...wont get them back now so photos and our memories are all we are left with...
Look at the state of that road repair on the junctionNow for View 6 (Views 1 to 5 are above) and there are 5 photos in this set.
I have to be honest and say these are not the most exciting pictures in this series, but I am posting them for completeness.
This is one of the problems you have when you start taking pictures of something ISN'T there. How do you decide the best place to stand to get the best "before and after" pictures.
You don't even know if the spot on which you are standing will the THERE when you come back, a building may have been built over the spot, or maybe a huge brick wall will have been built in the way.
This is why I have taken so many picture of the Eastside site over the last few years (from 2010 onward), to try to get every angle covered.
The picture below was taken in November 1986, after the announcement of the ICC / Symphony Hall, but before much work had taken place.
This view is taken from behind (or on the side) of the Convention Centre site. I am standing in Kingston Row and as you can see from the road signs on the right, it is near Cambridge Street and King Edwards Road.
I could not move the "view" any more to the left as there is a large block of flats in the way.
Here is a small map showing where I am standing, and what direction I am pointing for the photo. Click on it to see it larger.
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Luckily it is Winter so no leaves on the trees, so you can just see the brewery on the very left.
Some demolition seems to have started, there is a half demolished building near the centre.
View 6 Picture 1) Back (or side) of Convention Centre
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In view 15 picture 4 from 2010 it shows two trees that seem to have been planted after 1990.This is View 15 Picture 4.
It was taken in November 2010 (20 years after the previous photo) long after most of the work in this area was finished.
Part of the National Indoor Arena (now Arena Birmingham) can be seen.
View 15 Picture 3) View towards NIA site
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