as had the big wheel.
I did fancy a go, but there wasn't much point in the pouring rain with nil visibility!
Birmingham Library is now fully complete and open - quite spectacular.
Although it was on our list of 'things to do in Birmingham' we didn't have time to explore inside.
We did "do" the German Market however....
Craft stalls outside the Town Hall
The famous talking/singing moose. Still funny.
Loads of festive cheer on offer.
Dressed up for Christmas at the Bull Ring.
Now these next photos - the reason for the pre-Christmas visit to Birmingham - we had tickets to see Cerys Matthews in concert in the Town Hall. She certainly didn't disappoint! She's Dave's favourite. This is a scene from the stage before she, and the performers came on. Photos are strictly forbidden during the performance, hence the empty stage. Behind the black screen you can see above, is this monster......
Built in 1834, with 32foot pipes, it was the largest organ in England at the time.
After meeting his heroine, he's had the same grin on his face ever since!