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Selfridges, Bullring, Birmingham.

Selfridges, Bullring.

Selfridges, Bullring, Birmingham. Distinctive and unusual design.

Distinctive and unusual design.

Although I am not normally a fan of modern architecture, this is impressive by any standard. An iconic structure in heart of Birmingham, Selfridges Bullring store is instantly identifiable.Despite being physically integrated to the modern shopping centre, this was designed to be different! Housing the one store, it is steel framed and sprayed with concrete.

There are 15,000 of these anodised aluminium disks (no, I haven’t counted them!) mounted on a blue background. The walkway connects the store to the car park on the other side of the road. Part of the Selfridges Bullring store is built on part of the site of the old goods yard of the adjacent Moor Street Station. More interestingly, part of the car park utilises some of the remaining goods yard buildings.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 26 Dec 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
  • Focal Length 40mm
  • F/6.3
  • 1/500 Sec
  • ISO 200

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