HSBC, 12 Calthorpe Road, Five Ways, Edgbaston, Birmingham -- the West Midlands Commercial Centre: photo by Elliott Brown, 29 December 2009
Waiting on bus
by bank (HSBC)
on Calthorpe Road, alone.
Granite cladding and glass, an edifice
full of swallowed tales. Smart.
It's cold. Grey
undifferentiated light outside.
Frostless: no soft tiny stellar mirrors anywhere.
The bus goes slow, in stages,
till we cross the Bristol Road
and then the nurses come aboard.
This is a waiting room on wheels.
to pretend there's respite in.
Wooden Boy: Bus note 35, from The Little Wooden Boy, Saturday 5 January 2012
James #2 -- Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham: photo by Moayad Hassan, 1 February 2009
Ashkan, Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham.It may not look much to you, but Ashkan is a real chain of grocery shops in the UK, or at least in Birmingham. Just a few meters from this butcher shop on the same street there is another Ashkan grocery shop selling Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food products. Do you need Arabian bread? vine leaves? nekhy? bajella? qamardeen? leban? or maybe canned harees? You can find it all, and more hard to find food stuff, in Ashkan. Ashkan, one of Allah's blessings to ease the home sickness :): photo by Moayad Hassan, 1 February 2009
Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham. What's on Bristol Road? Or what's not on Bristol Road? The University is there, the student houses are there and every thing the students need can be found on Bristol Road or a bus ride away from it. You basically can live on Bristol Road: photo by Moayad Hassan, 1 February 2009
Pizzaland and sunbeds, Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham: photo by new folder (Billy Fallows), 8 April 2008
Horny Devil, Bristol Road, Birmingham: photo by new folder (Billy Fallows), 5 February 2009
Birmingham New Hospitals Project from Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham: photo by new folder (Billy Fallows), 8 April 2008