Suitably attired, our intrepid reporters set forth:
|Pangolin staff in disguise|
|Suitably domed vegetables compulsory|
It was found that local culture had adapted remarkably well to the environment of the West Midlands; there were strict injunctions about public displays of vegetables, which were required to show the appropriate architectural features, for example.
The humble serviette now features decoration in keeping with mosque interiors:
|Mosque interior with your afternoon tea|
Of course, no trip to Birmingham is complete without a visit to the 'Balti Belt', that area of the city bounded by Ladypool Road, Stoney Lane and Stratford Road. But even this shows expansionist policies, as the following photographs reveal:
|Balti Belt c. 1988|
Balti Belt 2014
Finally, any self-respecting city would take it upon itself to complete the Haj - the pilgrimage to Mecca - and collect a skull cap (comparable to the pilgrim badges of medieval times).
It's good to see that famous Birmingham landmark, Selfridges, is clearly a very frequent visitor: