The Midland - a great Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank
sensi wrote:Leg of lamb wrote:Oh I have fond memories of Brum, but that might have been to do with the fact that I went just before Christmas and stayed with my best friend from uni (a local lad). We had a lovely curry, went to a lovely market that had taken over the city centre, then went back to watch Match of the Day at his lovely flat in lovely Moseley. I remember being seriously disheartened by the road situation, though. Some proper eyesore architecture going on.
The "German Market" they call it...it has a hog roast stall and a beer stall with a singing moose head ...we go there every December when we go to drop off and pick up Christmas presents at my parent's house...
Brother Spoon wrote:I would probably enjoy this record more if it came to me in a brown paper bag filled with manure, instead of this richly illustrated disgrace to my eyes.
Leg of lamb wrote:The Birmingham one takes the concept of the German market to new heights. It completely blankets the city centre, with all sorts of beer, waffles and sausage vendors, toy stalls, sweet shops... well, it's pretty much like, um, a German market but much bigger. Worth an afternoon of anyone's time.
TheModernist wrote:dang65 wrote:[ I'm attached to the UK in general though. I've found myself falling in love with this country more and more as I get older.
When I was younger I used to be one of the "it's just another country" brigade. In fact I always saw myself living abroad when I was older. I'm the opposite now and have really got interested in the history of places too.
I've got a real hankering to move back to Kent. I'm not sure what it is.
brotherlouie wrote:TheModernist wrote:Bristol has always appealed to me, though I've never been. But it's expensive isn't it?
I only read as far as this post. You are kidding, surely? It's two and a bit hours from Paddington. Just go.
Jumper k wrote:brotherlouie wrote:I'm never going to Bristol. I bet it's all feather cuts and harringtons now.
They'll never replace the smock and pudding basin. Just ask Bhoy.
Footy wrote:TopCat G wrote: Then you have the whole pissed fat birds stumbling around the Bigg Market flashing their tits.
Aye. They're hideous, aren't they?