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Old 04-23-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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We say BUR-me-ham or Ber-MING-ham.

They bur-min-GUM
Oh Brummie!! It seems that people from different regions of the UK make fun of the brummie B'Ham accent there. I guess the same can be said in this country about our B'Ham. Regardless, of the dialects I love both cities.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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Birmingham is rarely mention via media in both here in the U.S and in G.B. A couple of the burbs here in Birmingham are named share the name of cities in England (Brighton, and Leeds).
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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Birmingham is rarely mention via media in both here in the U.S and in G.B. A couple of the burbs here in Birmingham are named share the name of cities in England (Brighton, and Leeds).
I was going to go to Leeds but didn't have enough time during my trip but Birmingham was a priority even before London. Okay, I'll hit Leeds on my way to London next time around.

More photos of the sister city

Photo credit notice: all pics taken by me

Victoria Square


Waterloo Street


I believe this is Temple Street


More of New Street
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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Our Birmingham also has some classic paved stones

Photo credit notice: This was taken by me also

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Old 04-26-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Man of Birmingham, Alabama would have adopted some of the architecture and city lay out from it`s sister city it could have been placed in the same sentence as cities like Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, and etc.


I enjoyed the photo tour by the way. My mind is exploring the what if`s after seeing your pics.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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Our Birmingham may not be older than Boston but our sister city sure is.

Yes, I do see potential with our Birmingham adopting the pedestrian only street policy if politics didn't get in the way. A street like Morris Avenue has plenty of potential for pedestrian use if done properly.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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I plan on going to England sometime this year for the first time and plan on visiting the other Birmingham which happens to the second largest city in that country. I grew up in Birmingham,AL but have always been curious about the other big sister city across the pond. Has anyone been to both? What are the differences between both cities of "Birmingham"? Any ounce of similarities between them? Just wondering
There aren't any similarities between the two aside from sharing a name.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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There aren't any similarities between the two aside from sharing a name.
No, they aren't similar in most things like architecture, food, dialects etc. but they both do have an "industrial past (namely steel)" and are looked upon in a "negative light" in both countries. Birmingham, Al like Birmingham,UK are both underrated cities in both countries due to regional stereotyping. I think both cities are great and could care less what people in London or Manchester think about Birmingham,UK or the people up north think about Birmingham,Al. Those are the only two similarities I've seen with both cities. Interesting what you'll learn when you travel abroad. Google and forums don't really do either city justice. You just have to experience them in person to get a more accurate perspective.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:00 AM
 
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This forum must not be as active as I thought. Where did everyone go?

Could be because most folks aren't that enthralled.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:58 AM
 
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Could be because most folks aren't that enthralled.
And yet you came all the way from London to post.
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