Saturday, November 27, 2004


Continuing my festive frolics from where I left off (which is further down this page after todays offerings!) I have added photographs taken from a trip on the Big Wheel and a trip through the German market, plus a few pictures of the Christmas lights.

This is a view over Birmingham City Centre taken from the "Big Wheel". At 60m tall (about 200' in £sd) it is really worth the trip and the views are phenomenal. Posted by Hello

A view of the BT Tower (forrmerly the Post Office Tower). Posted by Hello

Looking over Symphony Hall towards the NIA. Posted by Hello

A view of the wheel taken from the wheel, the Hyatt hotel sneaks in to the right of the picture. Posted by Hello

The ground in front of Symphony Hall is an awfully long way down! Posted by Hello

Centenary Square. Posted by Hello

Looking down on Symphony Hall again. Posted by Hello

Welcome to the traditional Christmas Market from Frankfurt, Germany and frohliche Weihnachten! Posted by Hello

Miniature pyramids on sale at this stall. Posted by Hello

This man spends all day demonstrating the metal collectibles (ie the sort of toys we had when we were young!). I spent a long time looking wistfully at them. Posted by Hello

Beautifully made ceramic houses. Posted by Hello

Market stalls in Victoria Square. Posted by Hello

Glass bowls for tea-lights. Posted by Hello

A selection of stollen. Posted by Hello

The illuminated pyramid above the drinks bar. Posted by Hello

A fascinating variety of marionettes. Posted by Hello

Glass decorations here. Posted by Hello

Lots of nutcrackers. Posted by Hello

Christmas decorations adorn this stall. Posted by Hello

A view along New Street. Posted by Hello

The Council House at the back of Victoria Square, market stalls at the front. Posted by Hello

Greetings from the Frankfurt market. Posted by Hello

Greetings from Birmingham City Council. Posted by Hello

This man runs the nearest equivalent to a British market stall with his market cries and showmanship. He also gives away samples of his excellent chocolates and cakes. Posted by Hello

New Street is well lit with festive flair. Posted by Hello