Whilst checking out the recent link to the old photographs of Birmingham we stumbled across a photograph of the old 'Red Cow' pub on Ludgate Hill. This pub inspired us during a recent ideas competition for the upgrade of the Great Charles Street footbridge in Birmingham.

We named it the '1..2..3.. bridge' after its rhythmic walking pattern. Our idea was to create a temporary public art display on the bridge that improved the crossing experience for pedestrians….this is where a big inflatable red cow came in as a nod to the former pub.

Check out the images in the gallery.

Some more interesting old photos of Birmingham

Plus an interesting story from Dave Harte on finding Phyllis Nicklin's slides of Birmingham