BeakerSt

06 Mar 2007 554 views
 
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Warehouse

Some of the city centre of Birmingham has benefitted from massive investment and now boasts posh eateries, wine bars and of course, designer shops.  This is a mere toss of a cucumber sandwich away from Selfridges, the now well recognised figurehead of the the rejuvenated centre.

Maybe they should have spread the investment around a wider area a little more conservatively??


Warehouse

Some of the city centre of Birmingham has benefitted from massive investment and now boasts posh eateries, wine bars and of course, designer shops.  This is a mere toss of a cucumber sandwich away from Selfridges, the now well recognised figurehead of the the rejuvenated centre.

Maybe they should have spread the investment around a wider area a little more conservatively??


comments (8)

  • jezblog
  • Washington DC (but I live in New York)
  • 6 Mar 2007, 02:40
Oh yeah the sweet smell of home....Im not a million miles from Beaker St in NYC these days but Brum is my home town........ I don't think about it much..... but its nice every now and again to consider the architectural marvels and the slightly grim canals of my youth......your picture brings it all back...thanx
Cheers Jez XX
BeakerSt: Those slighly grim canals are now filled with wine bars!! smile
well framed. good contrast of colours too. keeping the theme of gritty.
BeakerSt: Thanks genevieve
  • paxna
  • 6 Mar 2007, 12:33
Love the sharp colours and the one traffic cone. Well done. x
  • Petra
  • 6 Mar 2007, 15:10
Great one Simon...seems that in every little window is something different to see..lovely colours
BeakerSt: Thanks Petra
  • mal
  • 6 Mar 2007, 20:10
when I see buildings like this, it makes me think back to when this place was once a thriving busy hive of activity, with all the memories that it must hold. As photographers these places are a constant source of inspiration. Great shot. I like this. Mal
BeakerSt: They've recently found an old jewellery factory that was operating like something out of the 1920's and have kept it as it is and use it as a museum. Sadly too many places end up like this.
  • sk
  • 6 Mar 2007, 21:44
very nice Simon, very nice indeed. for some reason I can see this an album cover (music)
  • Ellie
  • New Forest, Hampshire, England
  • 6 Mar 2007, 22:39
Sad, but buildings like this provided the livelihood for thousands of people. Where do they earn their money now?

I suppose it'll be redeveloped before too long, which is something of a pity because there's a warm feel to this building, even though it's derelict. I like the picture too. smile
BeakerSt: Not sure the area is ripe for investment, will probably end up being overlooked for a while longer which is very sad indeed
  • Reza
  • 17 Mar 2007, 00:25
I love photo's like this. Not because I like anything urban, but I love how it shows how disorganized humans are.

We humans think we are the greatest. We think we are so powerful and immortal, but we fail to see how weak and fragile we are. It's time to break free from life and get to know nature and feel normal again.

good shot.

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