We were lucky enough to moor in our preferred place - outside the old Fiddle & Bone, in the hope that Nemo can nip inside the closed gates and have the place to himself, rather than just on the very busy towpath.
We spent time wondering around the city, and round the markets (no sign of Pan Pipe Man though).
The pic above is of "Iron Man" by Antony Gormley outside the Town Hall - where we went to see Cerys Matthews perform in December.
Birmingham Council Offices in Victoria Square, and the fountain (a.k.a. The Floozie in the Jacuzzi)
Picture taken at the front of the Symphony Hall, with the Cube visible centre
Symphony Hall, with the reflection of Birmingham's new library.
Work is progressing on the redevelopment of the NIA. They are constructing a new entrance which will overlook the canal.
Views of the fancy apartment blocks in the city.
The Fiddle & Bone. Once a thriving live music bar, with different types of music every night of the week. Sadly now derelict, despite years of legal wrangling. Apparently, Sherbourne Wharf are going to take over the buildings. No sign of life yet though.
Looking back into Oozells Street Loop.
As I said previously, we did a tour of the markets. I especially like looking round the meat market, looking at all the mysterious cuts of meat, and the vast array of shellfish on offer. I wanted to buy a chicken, and approached one stall with this firmly in mind, as the shopkeepers can be very loud, and sharp - and persuasive. Still no use - I came away with three small joints of lamb. Ah well, lamb it is then for the next few days - which turned out to be a tasty change - especially nice to be back on solid foods now that the gaping hole that was a tooth has cleared up.