As I took the photographs it was 2006, that means BC, Before Crisis. And heh, was it not somehow a cosy time, lamenting on the Iraq war, Afghanistan nicely hidden in the back-burner? And remember, 2006 was still this scapegoat, that strange “administration” in the White House to blame for everything that disturbed our future dreams.
Well now, whether Bush was the extraterrestrial and Dick Cheney the super robot, or vice-versa, that is still debatable, but whatever the case, let's celebrate the obvious: We're still here, more or less, and they're gone. And Obama is here taking care for the bailout means redeeming that Wall-street had hijacked Washington in broad daylight.
(about 100 photos of the decline of Birminghams business area)