Inspired by the latest entry at, a link to Keith Berry’s wonderful photos of old Birmingham has reminded about some photos I uploaded last year.


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King Kong on the move. He used to live in the city centre, then ended up on a car sales forecourt for a few years until the students at the architecture school rescued him for a party sometime during the 70’s. I understand he is still alive and kicking and stands guard over a market place up north somewhere. I’ll double check the story when I get to the office and speak to the photographer himself.

More Birmingham photo archives here: the car park on the roof.