Is this Selfridges’ new Birmingham branch? Or maybe, in these times of economic cutbacks, it is the store’s latest “minimalist” Christmas tree?
Whatever it is, the “Selfridges Twig” – as it has been dubbed – has got people talking about the iconic building again.
Eagle-eyed Birmingham Post reader Victor Burnside spotted the unusual addition to Selfridges’ silver disc roof and took a photograph.
The Bullring department store’s eye-catching building has dominated the city’s skyline since it opened five years ago.
Possible explanations put forward for the twig are that a bird may have been so attracted to the dazzling surface it decided to build a nest there.
Or seeds could have been deposited behind one of the discs months ago and have now begun sprouting.
Or it could just be the work of a prankster who, with Spiderman-like prowess, scaled the slippery surface to plant the twig there.
Whatever the reason, it has got Selfridges stumped. When the Post asked about the twig’s provenance, store staff were nonplussed.
“A twig? On our roof? What do you mean?” came the puzzled reply from the press officer, before dispatching an employee to check it out.
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