Well, that was a successful trip to Britain’s second city in search of location photos. Surprisingly so, given the mixed weather, bitter wind, and my usual cack-handedness with cameras.
We spent two whole days dashing round various bits of the city snapping the locations from ‘Raise the Blade’, and I ended up with useful, useable, and attractive photos of almost all of them. The only one I wimped out on was Winson Green prison. We could have got there by car easily enough, but I’m always a little uneasy about being caught taking pictures outside a prison in case I spark a major security alert. Some people may like being rushed by armed guards and hauled off for questioning; I’m not one of them. So I’ll have to fall back on standard Google images for that one.
The rest, though, worked really well. I snapped Edgbaston Reservoir, the Worcester Canal, the rather boringly-named City Centre Gardens, and Highbury Park, as well as a typical street scene in Hall Green where the murderer is supposed to live.
All will be revealed in due course, but in the meantime here’s a couple of shots of interesting sculptures near the Cube, on the canal junction at the back of the Mailbox shopping mall. I have no idea what either of them are as there were no information signs, but once again it’s proof that Birmingham has some surprising and magical things tucked away in corners if you know where to look.
And this gave us a few bad moments at Edgbaston Reservoir, but at least it doesn’t say ‘no dead bodies’!