Now, we all know that there was some really great architecture in the 60’s, and by the same token we know that there was some bordering on the criminal. The area surrounding to soon to be defunct Birmingham library is a case in point. However, I for one, am perfectly willing to forgive whoever was responsible for this appallingly ugly lump of decaying concrete…Why?…Because anyone with a sense of irony this finely honed can’t be all bad…
Ladies and Gentleman I give you PARADISE PLACE.
Put one foot in this place and immediately it feels like it’s crushing you…..The two drying pools, fenced and split by green/grey walkways conjure up a japanese garden from hell…even the reflections struggle to find the sky.
All of this beauty AND it smells like a dossers shorts.
Enjoy! (If you can…..)
The graffiti is not the best example of street art in the world but I simply had to include it for the colour.
All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde