The Other Birmingham


Homepage, The Other BirminghamIt’s been a bit quiet here of late – and that’s because there’s lots going up at my first Tourist Vs Traveller experimental microsite, which has an ever-changing name but is currently called The Other Birmingham.

What started out as a feature on ’24 Hours in Birmingham, Alabama’ (yawn, stretch, seen all that before), has become a twin city matching experiment, looking at what we – that’s Birmingham UK, my current hometown – have in common with our industrial namesakes in the US, how we might be doing things differently and maybe even using some of the matches for ideas and inspiration. I did all the big fancy thinking about it in an earlier post for the interested.

This time around, I just want to point out that there are a good few matches on there already and more to come. So far, I’ve twinned:

  • Bus stations
  • Roller derby
  • Problematic highway exchanges
  • Coworking spaces
  • Skylines
  • Iron statues

This is probably only of interest if you live in either city, but hey that’s what niche travel journalism experimentation is all about.

For Brummies, Bhammies and ‘none of the above’, it would be lovely if you could follow the Birmingham Match Tumblr for more posts as they come in – roughly one a week at present – add this link as an RSS feed in your reader, or ask me what you’d like to know about the ‘other’ Birmingham.

Thanks and ta ra a bit.

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