We had a lovely day in Birmingham, visiting a superb exhibition in the art gallery, looking round the museum, taking lunch there… we wandered to the Symphony Hall, admiring the wonderful new library on the way, we sauntered through to the Gas Street basin and wandered along by the canals. It was a gorgeous day (does it ever rain in Birmingham?) and there was plenty to see, and plenty to photograph. apparently there are more canals in Birmingham than Venice… I’ve only been to Venice once, when I spent a week there… and whatever it is that appeals to people about the old Italian city passed me by… I prefer Birmingham! I like living by the sea, but if I couldn’t do that, then it would be a hard choice between Manchester and Birmingham for where I would like to live!