Birmingham

Yesterday we went on a course trip to Birmingham to do some inspirational sight seeing. We were given a list beforehand of recommended places to visit with some of them being must sees. The list was as follows:

*= Must see location

  1. Birmingham New Street Train Station* (we couldn’t really avoid this one due to arriving by train!)
  2. Birmingham Library* – Shakespeare room
  3. Ikon Gallery
  4. Mailbox
  5. Bullring Shopping Centre
  6. Selfridges*(within the Bullring)
  7. Custard Factory
  8. Eastside Projects
  9. The Bond Company
  10. Stryx
  11. Millenium Point

Whilst visiting these places we were encouraged to take photographs of the interiors and exteriors as well as an other interesting things along the way.

Everyone travelled in small groups and within my group we visited 7/11 of the locations and took many pictures, here are a few of mine:

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Birmingham Library

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Shakespeare Room, Birmingham Library

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Shakespeare Room, Birmingham Library

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Birmingham Library

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Birmingham Library

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Interior Design section! Birmingham Library

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The Canal

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The Canal

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Ikon Gallery, close up of architecture

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Ikon Gallery

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Pretty building

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City Hall

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Close up of architecture

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Selfridges, The Bullring

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Inside Selfridges

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Escalators in Selfridges

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Bull made of Jelly Beans, Selfridges

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Selfridges

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Selfridges

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Inside the Bullring

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The Bull, outside The Bullring

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Tree-man sculpture on Gibb Street

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Dragon on wall in the Custard Factory

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The Custard Factory

Our 7th location was the Eastside Project which was a gallery/exhibition space however they were in the process of changing exhibitions so I didn’t take any photos.

I had a good day exploring and I think Birmingham is a really great city. My favourite place was probably Selfridges but in terms of architecture I loved some of the old buildings I saw whilst looking round, especially the town hall and city hall. I would love to visit again on a less windy day!

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