Friday, 10 October 2008

Clock Tower, Bournville, Birmingham

Bournville is a very attractive suburb of Birmingham which to this day is still run by Quakers. It is most famous for it's chocolate factory Cadburys founded by George Cadbury, himself a Quaker. Thanks to him there are no pubs in Bournville and no shops are even permitted to sell it. It's about a mile to nearest watering hole!
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Virginia said...

Merci beaucoup. I will be flying across the pond next month to Paris. Envious, oui???

Your Birmingham has some incredibly lovely buildings. Ours don't have the character of city but it is full of nice, friendly people. You are welcome any time!

GrandAnglais said...

Well, I must say your photos are an eye-opener and you present your city in all its glory, you should work for the tourist board!
Lucky you going to Paris, I love the left-bank and the Ltin Quarter. How can you not feel inspired there? I have recently returned from Nantes, will post some pics soon. Look forward then to seeing some lovely pics from your trip. HAVE A GREAT TIME!

mannanan said...

First time visit came via Babooshka's great Ramsey Daily photo blog and I'm so glad I did. You have some excellent photos which I'm enjoying looking at being a Brummie myself who now lives in Ramsey. This particular one caught my eye as I cycled past it twice a day on my to and from work at the Rover plant in Longbridge. Love also the ones of Gas Street Basin. Have bookmarked so I will return at my leasure. here is the url for my site which is all about the great island I live on and what I get up to. Come and have a skeet it would be great having a new visitor.

GrandAnglais said...

Thanks Pete(?). Your site's really well put together, some cracking pictures and commentary. Particulary admire your Photoshop work, a program I'm really struggling to get to grips with.
Keep up the good work, don't be a stranger.