Work on the construction of the new library continues...
There's a heron perched on the top of the Sea Life Centre - no doubt sussing out if he can get into the open otter enclosure below him.
Today Sunday, was extremely busy round the NIA area due to the Birmingham Great Run. We watched the start on the telly, then went to see the finish line on Broad Street. There were thousands of people milling around between Brindley Place & Broad Street. Glad to see Batman & Robin completed the course (saw them on tv, they're centre picture with the black capes). Unfortunately the silver blankets were discarded by some & stuffed into plant pots and left lying around. No doubt the council will have everything cleaned up by morning.
Looking towards Broad Street and the finish line..
The atmosphere round the finish line was fantastic, with thousands of people cheering on the competitors. The commentry from radio BRMB was spot on, enthusiastic and encouraging people over the finish line. Quite emotional really. All the bars around the canal side were heaving with competitors and their supporters tucking into chips and lager! It was great to be able to sit around outside at the end of October and watch the throngs, that's throngs not thongs. All in all a brilliant couple of days, we've been back to The Wellington & sampled a couple of their 40 beers on offer. Dave was disappointed that he couldn't get into the Prince of Wales today, due to the number of people, you physically couldn't get through the door - good for the pub tho!
Tomorrow we move on, and catch up with NB Matilda Rose.