The second biggest city in the UK, Birmingham has played a formidable role in the world of science and technology. Indeed, 40% of the UK population is based in Birmingham – one of the countries most science-intensive cities. The town has been a settlement since the Roman era, and even as the Roman economy sipped and declined, Birmingham remained. Indeed, the city’s population and prosperity advanced across the centuries, and in the latter half of the 20th century, the area pioneered the dawn of the new industrial age in Britain.
The name of the city comes from the Roman “Boreas” meaning “elf capital” or “place of the house”. It is the very name of a French diner that opened in 1889.
A cocktail drink at one of the city’s most famous pubs: J Myers is a typical example of the over-the-top approach to bartending that was popular at the time. The drinks there are strong and the prices are very steep, part of the ambience is the dancing of tiny people on the bar – quite theDutch way of dancing. Fairly regularly you’ll come across a real party host who will go out of their way to see that you drink well.
The N1 Newton, with its big aquarium and pub is located on the New Market roof. You never know what you’ll find when you get inside — the gardens are a good place to start. Inside, the fusion design is quite modern, yet there is a hint of history. Such is the neon pagoda that it looks like a green lodestone surrounded by glass.
The area above the pub is the place to go if you’re interested in some great photographic opportunities — you’ll find many angles and interesting angles that will help you turn your photograph into a work of art.
To know all the secrets of Birmingham is to follow the Birmingham hint: the famed photographer Harry Langenbourg kept meticulous notes in his notebook and located the places worth photographing. These are now proudly displayed in the Museums of Photography and provide a fascinating look into the heritage of Birmingham.
Just imagine if you add the Roman meets the Gothic; the Victorian meets the 1950s; and the current high-tech meets the demolished block of the welfare state. It would be impossible to tell them apart, but as you pass by, time will stand still and your photographs will stand out.
When imagination meets technology, we find a new way of seeing the world. This new way of seeing never seeks to capture what has already been seen, but depicts instead what is future-vious and always inspiring.
It’s a new way of seeing not just the here and how, but also the ever-altering present moment, and its many possible relationships to the rest of the world.
stitch together a collage of future images from here and there, strewthrough time and place, line upon line, so that, like the title of a song says, “all your sweeties are with me”, and so on.
Several steps ahead of its time,Birmingham has more than its fair share of spectacular places to visit. Steps ahead of its time, Birmingham has more than its fair share of breathtaking districts, exquisite restaurants, unusual shops, eclectic restaurants, bustling streets and bustling stories.
The Highlands are a world away from the urban areas of the city. They are a world away from the staid Thursday markets. They are a world away from the pining for the phone and the laptop that has now become synonymous with the office.
They are a world away from the narrow cramped lifestyles many of us are trapped in 24/7/365.
They are a world away from the rush hour of traffic, noise and air pollution.
And, as theFinancial Timesonline put it,”Their absence dynamizes markets and awes minds.”
That’s hard to come by when you’re stuck in a city in an unfriendly country touring the sights, sounds and smells of another country.
But, Birmingham has it all, and more.
That’s the thing about a Birmingham city holiday; it has everything, and anything is possible if you know where to look, and when to take the plunge!
It’s difficult to outstanding to compile a list of Birmingham’s major attractions because, activities and diversities are prevalent in all neighbourhoods, and further, it would be impractical to list them.
But here’s a start:
1. The National Sea Life Centre is Canada’s largest and most popular aquarium. The experience of watching Octopus, sharks, stingrays and, well, more than enough to keep you from getting sick for a week!
2. Vulcan Park lets you experience the awesome power of nature in its full glory. From the giants of the deep to the little cute fish, each sector of the park is unique in its own way.