Birmingham is supposed to have more canals than Venice, but I am not sure if this is actually true, or merely some kind of urban myth. At any rate, the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Brindley Place and the Gas Street Basin (where it meets the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line) is one of the nicest spots in the city, and one of the few places which seems to have kept its character and from development.
There are boats, and bridges, and tunnels, and some of the old buildings (including the WBC Company’s headquarters) are still there. They may have been revamped, and turned into eating places, but at least they have been preserved and are being used. And there’s a surprising amount of wildlife on the water and alongside it, including this Canada goose and two tiny goslings, which we spotted on the opposite bank, and you can just make them out in the photo, if you squint a bit – I need a much better camera I think.
|This was printed on a wall – I’m not sure I agree with the sentiment,
but it made me laugh.