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My All Time Favorite building in Birmingham  the Rotunda, Birmingham, James. A. Roberts, 1965

My All Time Favorite building in Birmingham the Rotunda, Birmingham, James. A. Roberts, 1965

✯ Contrasts - Selfridges Building Bull Ring shopping mall with St Martins Church Spire - Birmingham West Midlands, England

✯ Contrasts - Selfridges Building Bull Ring shopping mall with St Martins Church Spire - Birmingham West Midlands, England

1978 Postcard view of the Birmingham Rotunda, Bull Ring and ring road. I emigrated to Australia in January 1978, and as a 14yr old I was glad to be leaving the hole in the middle(of England, like a polo mint!).  By the time I returned for a visit in 1999, my attitude had changed as a embraced the many more good things about my birth city.

1978 Postcard view of the Birmingham Rotunda, Bull Ring and ring road. I emigrated to Australia in January 1978, and as a 14yr old I was glad to be leaving the hole in the middle(of England, like a polo mint!). By the time I returned for a visit in 1999, my attitude had changed as a embraced the many more good things about my birth city.

The 'old' bull ring Birmingham UK, nothing like this now!!!

The 'old' bull ring Birmingham UK, nothing like this now!!!

retroreverbs: “ The most striking feature of Birmingham’s modern city centre is the Rotunda. ”

retroreverbs: “ The most striking feature of Birmingham’s modern city centre is the Rotunda. ”

The Birmingham branch of Selfridges is a billowy mattress of a building, clad in 15,000 shimmery aluminum discs like that famous Paco Rabanne dress. It was designed by Future Systems- the name tells you pretty ;much everything you need to know about the firm-to be a landmark and a catalyst for the revitalization of a largely moribund city center. “An ersatz urban cliff, a giant sea anemone, a friendly, blob-like alien, the mother of all magic mushrooms,” wrote Guardian architecture critic…

The Birmingham branch of Selfridges is a billowy mattress of a building, clad in 15,000 shimmery aluminum discs like that famous Paco Rabanne dress. It was designed by Future Systems- the name tells you pretty ;much everything you need to know about the firm-to be a landmark and a catalyst for the revitalization of a largely moribund city center. “An ersatz urban cliff, a giant sea anemone, a friendly, blob-like alien, the mother of all magic mushrooms,” wrote Guardian architecture critic…

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