the next chapter: birmingham, uk

Let’s go to the Bull Ring! Why should the boys have all the fun?
— Aunt Polly, Peaky Blinders
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In less than 50 days, I’ll be moving to Birmingham and getting married. Yay. However this is not a blog post on weddings. Just wanted to share some photos from my August trip to old Brum. I checked out the Bull Ring Open Market in the city centre. I was drawn to the colours and shapes of the often random and ubiquitous items for sale. But most of the time I found myself wondering, “Does anyone actually buy these freaky looking baby dolls on swings or a sun damaged puzzle book from the 90’s?”

I’m still not sure of the answer.

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This was the main track on repeat while exploring Birmingham.

OK Jaanu by A.R. Rahman. Listen once and you’ll understand what I mean: