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Birmingham Visit

December 02, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

Birmingham is one of those cities that has been missed off my tourist map, not through choice you understand but more through having the opportunity to get out there. 

Last weekend gave me the opportunity to explore some touristy bits and a bit of a .. i was going to say wander through the Christmas market but that maybe isn’t the best way of describing it!

Birmingham City University

The trip advisor top visitor attraction is the ‘Think Tank Plantenarium’ this is part of Birmingham City University. As one of my fav episodes of South Park is the one about the Plana-arium, i will continue to refer to it as such….maybe

Although i didn’t get any shots in the plan-arium, it was a very cool 360 cinematic experience! the coyote showing me the stars was a little irritating but looking at the celling was cool! Think Tank is a very child friendly museum with a good mix of ‘global’ things such as fossils and medical do hickery but also local icons like trams, trains and canal based pumping systems. 

With these much shorted days in the winter the beaconing light of the Christmas market and its large beery goodness was calling. 

For the last few years i have been able to witness the chaos that is the Leeds Christmas Market. that is not to say that the stalls are not great or the beer is not provided in lovely steins, but the number of people squeezing in to Millennium Square. little did i realise that this would actually be quiet compared to the mele that involved being taken on a conveyor belt past all of the stalls! craziness

Overall the city has some amazing architecture, the bullring are is such a mix of new and old. I would like to get back with my camera and see what i can find!


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