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Bullring

The Bull Ring was a market place in the centre of Birmingham in the 1800s and, like many centres of settlements has undergone substantial change over the years.The latest incarnation is a shopping centre which opened in September 2003.The development is part of one of the largest city centre retail revitalisation programmes in Europe, covering 16 hectares of the city centre and creating 8,000 new jobs.

This photograph shows one part of the Bull Ring itself and some of the 15,000 spun-aluminium discs covering the Selfridges building in stark contrast to the church beyond. It is often in city centres that new and old combine.