Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bridge over Charles

The bridge over Great Charles Street in Birmingham.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A story of survival

Today i attended an exhibition at the NEC on learning and development which was interesting enough but what really sparked my interest of course was this Routemaster bus! RML2300 is now owned (or operated) by a company who organise team building and the like but has had a long life of course like all surviving Routemasters, i found this photo of it on Flickr dated 1978.

Bank

The Eastbound platform of the Central Line at Bank station in London.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Coventry Basin

While ideally i'd like to walk every metre of a canal's towpath that isn't always possible (walking the entire Grand Union Canal would be a mean feat for example) but if i can visit both ends of a canal then i can cross it off in my imaginary abc spotters book of canals...

Today i visited Coventry Basin which is the ..er.. Coventry end of the Coventry Canal and as i've already visited the other end of that canal up at Fradley Junction that means i can cross off the Coventry too...

Though it is a bit complicated as a middle stretch of the Coventry is sometimes listed as being part of the Birmingham & Fazeley and the Coventry Canal officially consists of two separate canals. Well that is splitting hairs a bit, its a continuous waterway in reality so i'm crossing it off! You can see the photos i took here.