Saturday, 20 June 2009

An Exploration (The Soho Loop).

It was pump out day today so we started out past a pair of working boats,

winded in Gas Street Basin

and tied up alongside the honey barge.

Pumped out and dieseled up we set off to explore the Soho Loop, turning in under Rotton Park Junction Bridge.

Where did all those side arms go?

On through derelict industry, hard to believe this was once the workshop of the world, all going, now

replaced with modern(ish) housing and a view of the Birmingham skyline.

A glimpse up into Hockley Port.

Something strange was lurking in the bushes

by Winson Green.

We know where this side arm went, the name plate reads Winson Green Prison Bridge, is this Brums version of Traitors Gate?

And back to the main line.

This afternoon we went down into the city again as there was an open air food fair, only succumbed to some French sausage and cheese and some hand made pork pies with various additions. Oh yes, a sausage and onion bap (but I left some of the roll so it wasn't fattening).
Also had a quick look at the Matthew Boulton exhibition in the museum as it tied in with the Soho Loop.
Birmingham is a city with a real buzz, I love the place.

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