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Month: February 2008

Boring Photos

A while ago I picked up a copy of Boring Postcards. Now while some of the images were a bit dull and maybe questionable for use as postcard images, I found the book a fascinating social history. Especially the pictures of old Birmingham, the old Bull Ring and Preston Bus Station.

It often gets commented on by visitors when they see it on my coffee table. Boring only to the Playstation generation then, methinks.

In the spirit of the Boring Postcards book, here are some boring photos, thumbnailed here for your convenience.

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A New Birmingham New Street Station!

BBC News reports that Birmingham New Street station has received government funding towards a well needed revamp. Local press are no doubt celebrating this news because New Street is a bit of a 60s and 70s nightmare in places. The on platform waiting rooms are too cold in winter and too hot in summer, the walkways are lethal when wet and there are pigeons everywhere.

(If you’re not familiar with Tom Lehrer’s song “Poisoning Pigeons In The Park” then please enjoy this video and share the irritation of this regular commuter.)

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