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The Arcadian, Birmingham – Chinese New Year
Image by ell brown
Been meaning for ages now to get shots of The Arcadian. Haven’t been here in a long time. When I saw that the Chinese lanterns had gone up, I knew that I had to get shots of it, a week before Birmingham’s Chinese New Year celebrations happens.
I’ve been putting off doing this, maybe due to all the traffic on Pershore Street in rush hour (not that I would take it in rush hour).
I used to come here for the cinema in the 1990s – First it was an MGM Cinema, then a Virgin Cinema, later a UGC Cinema, before it closed down.
Last I saw of it, the cinema was closed (that was sometime after 2004?).
I recall that they used to have cinema artwork on one of the walls (long since painted over or re-bricked).
It wasn’t a favourite cinema of mine in the 1990s.
In 2011 – it is the Chinese New Year (around late January / early February 2011) and it is the Chinese Year of the Rabbit.
The City Council will be holding festivities on Sunday the 6th of February 2011 (not planning on attending this). Birmingham City Council – Chinese New Year
It will start the Chinese year of 4709.
The Arcadian shopping centre by FaulknerBrowns Architects, 1990-2. Drum feature with free-standing columns and surrounding cornice. Inside, a Stirlingesque circular courtyard, but the overall effect is poor.
From Pevsner Architectural Guides: Birmingham by Andy Foster.
Entrance from Hurst Street (going beyond The Old Fox pub).
Shots of the various Chinese lanterns decorating The Arcadian.
Chinese New Year Celebration Washington DC 19504
Image by tedeytan
New Year’s 2012
Image by Gamma Man
Happy new year!