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RE: Iconic buildings of Birmingham, some still with us some now gone.

#46 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:52 am

Here you are lads I've brightened it up for you, cheers.

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RE: Iconic buildings of Birmingham, some still with us some now gone.

#47 by Voltman , Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:16 am

Very nice Signman,

I wouldn't be surprised if it really did a have a few gangsters in the seats.

Those tables may well have been there until not long after I started going in there in the mid 70s.
And that till looks very familiar, but it was Decimal by my day.

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RE: Iconic buildings of Birmingham, some still with us some now gone.

#48 by Voltman , Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:24 pm

This pub, The Beehive, Soho Hill, is listed in Kelly's 1880, look at it now.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=U...2,9.16,,0,-0.37

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RE: Iconic buildings of Birmingham, some still with us some now gone.

#49 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:48 pm

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I think pretty well all pubs are listed in Kelly's, I also think there are a few pubs about that look as distressed as the Beehive. Of which I believe there were over six houses of the same name. This shows The Beehive on Soho Hill in better times.

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#50 by Voltman , Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:31 pm

Never mind the pub, just look at that house to right. It's a delapidated jungle now. You can see where all the bushes grew from.

I was half expecting someone to tell us it was their local.


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RE: Iconic buildings of Birmingham, some still with us some now gone.

#51 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:29 am

These beautiful drawings are from an American site,
1. General Hospital.
2. Eye hospital.
3. Moseley golf club.

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#52 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:32 am

A couple more..
St. Oswalds church, Small Heath.
Church of the redeemer, Edgbaston.


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RE: Iconic buildings of Birmingham, some still with us some now gone.

#53 by Voltman , Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:05 am

As I'm sure you know, the Eye Hospital is now a Hotel.
The main staircase and a single old fashioned lift are still as they were.
I mostly get to see the basement with it's many old passageways and new plantroom.
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RE: Iconic buildings of Birmingham, some still with us some now gone.

#54 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:08 am

Morning VM. yes it does state that on the site, so they are up to date in that respect.

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RE: Iconic buildings of Birmingham, some still with us some now gone.

#55 by Voltman , Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:25 am

Good Morning Signman,
I noticed the drawing isn't entirely correct in many ways.
Most obvious is that the building actually stands on on a corner of two hills, not dead flat ground as in the drawing.
As photgraphy was in it's early days when this drawing was made I expect the artist did a rough sketch and produced the drawing itself later.
Unless he sat on the corner for as long as it took and drew it the way he thought it should be.
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RE: Iconic buildings of Birmingham, some still with us some now gone.

#56 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:33 am

ARTISTIC LICENCE I believe it's called.

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#57 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:58 am

Ah but can you drive a car with it?

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#58 by Voltman , Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:28 pm

No, you need a steering wheel.


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RE: Iconic buildings of Birmingham, some still with us some now gone.

#59 by Sheldonboy , Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:05 pm

It seems to be the case that most modern buildings are built to please the minority. Anyony who opposes such Artwork is put down as having no taste.
Has anyone seen the God awful design of our new reference Library that is being built in Broad Street. It is twice as high as Baskerville House.
I would personally like to execute our bloody councillors who authorised this monstrocity. If it had to be built it is in the wrong place, and the city cannot afford it SB


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RE: Iconic buildings of Birmingham, some still with us some now gone.

#60 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:37 pm

SB

I think you know the way I feel, Manzoni was determined to turn our city into a concrete block where cars ruled supreme. This lot (who is head of planning?) is determined to make us into a laughing stock. What is it with Birmingham why do we have to be so different with our planning?

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