Saturday 17 September 2022


You may have noticed  that over recent months I haven't blogged very often.  I hadn't been anywhere and I felt I didn't have much to write about.

However yesterday we went into Birmingham City Centre on the train.  We walked up to Victoria Square where the PoliNations festival was in its last three days.  It was a garden built in the city with colourful plants.  Almost 80% of plants grown in the UK come from other countries.  This garden celebrated both the diversity of plants and the diversity of the city's population.

The garden was built around the sculpture officially known as The River.  However it's known locally as the Floozie in the Jacuzzi.

There were paths between the flower beds to wander through.

With extra large 'trees' providing a canopy.  I had seen pictures of them and I though they were totally made of metal.  The framework was but the green bits were made of some sort of fabric.

There was a giant metal tulip.

Lots of lovely grasses

With the background of the Town Hall and the Civic Buildings.

I was pleased to see that the Anthony Gormley 'Iron Man' had been put back after the roadworks for the tram were finished.

The 'trees' looked amazing.

The weather was fabulous.  Sunny most of the time with a bit of a breeze and a reasonable temperature for mid September.

Thanks for joining me today

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