Thursday 26 April 2012: St Martin's in the Bullring, Birmingham
St Martin's in the Bullring, rebuilt 1873 out of grimshill stone, against the backdrop of the new Selfridges shopping centre, 2003, inspired by a Paco Rabanne sequin dress.
I spent today in un-blippable Birmingham, for work, so no time to go to the market area, but early arrival in the sunshine gave an opportunity to take a few quick pictures. Nothing really worth blipping but I decided that this shot at least shows why it's quite difficult to get a decent shot of any of the buildings - there's always something out of place lurking in the background.
I can recommend the church to any lovers of the arts and craft movement for the Minton tiles in the interior and the Burne-Jones window made by William Morris; and also to Ticky Tocky as it is home to the world's first change ringing peal of 16 bells. The shopping centre I can recommend to anyone who likes a city centre champagne bar and has money to spend...