Sunday, March 22, 2015

GARDEN TERRACE

Garden Terrace Outfit Post 1
Garden Terrace Birmingham Library
Garden Terrace Outfit Kenzo leather tote bagGarden Terrace Birmingham Library exterior
Garden Terrace COS Jumper pink
Garden Terrace Nike Air Pegasus 83
Garden Terrace Outfit Post
Jumper - COS, Blouse - Zara, Skirt - Urban Outfitters, Necklace -  Love Hearts and Crosses, Rings - Monica Vinader, Shoes - Nike Air Pegasus 83, Bag - Kenzo
As a blogger, I'm always making mental notes of places with potential for blog posts and I've been meaning to take photos on the garden terraces at the new Library of Birmingham for a while. The terrace is always buzzing with visitors - some who are simply taking a lunch break to others who are new to the city and have heard it's the place to be. It seems funny to me that it's a tourist hot spot but then I remember visiting New York Library years ago and casually wandering through the reading rooms, envious of all those studying at the desks by those little lamps (but also totally singing the Ghostbusters theme tune in my head). Ok, so the two might not quite compare in scales of grandeur but the principles are the same, libraries are fascinating spaces and all kinds of people pass through them. I've spent a great deal of time in libraries as a kid and of course as a student (where I used to build a fort of books around me while I was working). It's interesting to think that in the digital age we live in, libraries are obviously still very important but with library closures and cuts in funding, I do wonder what kind of spaces libraries will be in the future.
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26 comments

  1. Libraries are some of my favourite spaces to be in. Some of them have the best architecture. There is a 'Harry Potter room' at my old uni's library, and I used to just go in there to gawk rather than revise!


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  2. daisychaindream23 March 2015 at 05:32

    I have such a crush on your trainers! x

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  3. Oh wow this is such a cool place, I totally need to start wearing my Nikes more they're the most comfiest shoes I own xoxo

    ♥ Cateaclysmic ♥

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  4. Wow! That place looks incredibly cute! And I really, really love your skirt!

    WritingMonique

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  5. I just looked at your photos and didnt really read the text but just wanted to say hi and I really like the pink jumper and fun shoes hehehe x

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  6. Beautiful place...it looks like it has a beautiful view! Also your outfit is so cute...I love all the bright colors!

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  7. That's quite alright Yishyene! I like your honesty haha x

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  8. what a pretty place! and your outfit combo is A+! ah it has been too long since i go to the library. not much library exists here but i think imma try to visit one soon :D


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  9. Love the photos in this post Winnie. Love your pink jumper too!

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  10. That's a cool spot and great outfit!

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  11. Stephanie Louise26 March 2015 at 14:28

    Okay. Your shoes! I can't get enough of them. Wonderful photos and looks like a place to explore. You can't say no to a good book or a quiet place to relax. :)
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  12. I love libraries! Just wish I had more time to spend in them checking out the books. I love the outfit especially the necklace, such a great back drop too.

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  13. That room sounds amazing! My old uni library had wooden ladders which you had to wheel around, I believe the library had been unchanged since the 20s. I miss it!

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  14. They're so cheery aren't they? They're definitely the trainers of choice when I'm wearing springy outfits :)

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  15. I practically live in my trainers, I have so many now! Yes, you should definitely visit the new library if you are ever in Birmingham again Cate!

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  16. It's a great place to take friends or to wander round. Thanks - the skirt is sooooo old so it is really nice that I am still getting to wear it after so many years!

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  17. Yeah the view isn't too bad but it's not as impressive as say, the London skyline but still a nice spot in the city! Thanks for the lovely words Valerie!

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  18. Aww thank you! I haven't been to study or find any books at a library in a long time. This one is great because it encourages people to visit the terraces - so there is always a reason to visit even if you don't have any books in mind!

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  19. Thanks! I have been wearing that pink jumper so much lately, it's just a really cheery spring colour!

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  20. Thanks Vanessa! It's a lovely space isn't it?

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  21. Thanks Stephanie! I really need to wear the trainers more often. Yes - the building is a great place to explore! I definitely need to make more use of the space and it's facilities.

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  22. I love them too but I just don't have much of a reason to visit them these days but the new Birmingham library is great because the terraces kind of encourage everyone to visit, regardless of whether you need a book or not! It's a great location for photos for sure! It's another one I've banked up as a place to shoot outfit posts! ;)

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  23. i love this look and the place <3

    anyway, would you like to follow each other on gfc/bloglovin and instagram? Let me know :)

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  24. Thanks so much ollyvia! It's a great space especially for views of the city and of course, outfit shots!

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