City Centre frozen and without Prince Charles visit

Canal scene First of all a view of gridlock on the canals around Birmingham Centre.

This is Oozells Loop of the BCN Canal between Sheepcote Street and Browning Street at 22:16 on 20 December.

Nobody’s going anywhere in that with about 50 to 100 mm of ice on the canal covered by snow.

So after the cancellation of Prince of Wales’ visit (due to adverse weather)  to unveil the King Edward VII statue in Centenary Square and his “chat-around” with stall holders at the Frankfurter Market, I took some photos of the Craft and Frankfurt Markets ( click on all images for larger view then click again for even larger view that is scrollable):

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Article and photos (copyright) by Geoff Caine

3 thoughts on “City Centre frozen and without Prince Charles visit

  1. Geoff Caine Post author

    True Chris……but they can’t move at the moment as I believe the ice to be too thick! Even the Sherborne Wharf trip boat hasn’t been passed for a few days and, in school holidays, that’s unheard of.

  2. David Foster

    Words fail me to describe the idiot(s) who threw seats onto the ice between Brindleyplace and Symphony Hall.
    Is it really fun:-
    a) to entice others to venture out to retreive them and risk drowning?
    and/or
    b) to leave underwater hazards for some boats once the ice melts and these obstacles sink?
    (Grumpy old man rant – and proud of it!)

    David Foster

  3. Chris Dinsdale

    Come on Geoff! That’s not ‘gridlock’ those boats are always moored there!!!! Brilliant shot though.

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