Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SNAPSHOT

Pics from Birmingham
Oh it's very almost the weekend! I had fully intended to blog about something else entirely but on the way home, I decided against my original plan and use up some of the photos that are sitting in my phone's photo album. I take so many photos only for most of the pics never to be Instagrammed or shared in any way so let me put them to good use. I used to write posts like this quite a lot back in the day, so it's nice to do a chatty one once in a while!

Anyway, these pics are from last weekend, I often spend Saturdays in London but I've got to give my home city some credit. I had a really lovely one in Birmingham last weekend eating lunch at Pure Bar and Kitchen. They specialise in beer (and I don't drink beer) but I really liked going there for lunch and sip on my lemon and ginger tea. All you need to know is that the the Mac and Cheese is awesome and I'd definitely recommend ordering lots of things and sharing.

I also took some pics of the city's iconic Central Library which is due for demolition imminently. I wish I'd taken photos using my DSLR as next time I walk past this great hunk of concrete Brutalist architecture, it may not be in one piece. The glass roof is awesome but generally, it's considered ugly and as a library it really wasn't working out any more (it certainly wasn't the cheeriest of places to study) but architecturally, I think it will be missed. However the new Library of Birmingham which is located about 2 minutes walk away is a thing of wonder. Since it opened in 2013 it has turned into a bit of a tourist destination but it's a great space and home to lots of people who clearly love working in the new library. I'm still not convinced in its design (google it - don't you think it looks a bit like a cake or a stack of gifts?) but I particularly like the garden terraces which is where my friend Carly and I took some selfies and helped me get some style shots. If you're ever in town, I'd definitely recommend exploring the building, it's especially lovely on a sunny day.
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27 comments

  1. aw... these photos are so instagram worthy!! By the way, you looking really cute with all that food right in front of you :)

    Connie from theconbonz

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  2. I just came across your blog recently and I absolutely love it! You're so creative with your outfits and the posts are always so interesting x.
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    Aena

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  3. I need to stop reading your posts at lunch time because it makes me too hungry! Excited to catch up next weekend.

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  4. When I was a student, library was my 2nd home!
    I kind of miss that somewhere :P Xx
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  5. Susan Dollparts12 March 2015 at 22:31

    the food looks super yummy :) Haven´t been to Birmingham so far but if I´ll ever end up there I´ll have a look at the building :D xx

    dresses-and-travels //@Susan Dollparts

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  6. Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean12 March 2015 at 23:41

    So beautiful pictures. ^^
    Have a nice Friday... circleofchaos.blogspot.de

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  7. Samantha Topham Hatch13 March 2015 at 16:56

    Just found your blog and I love it!! I am looking at going to London in 3-4 weeks so I'm always open to suggestions of where to go.

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  8. OMG loving your blog such pretty pictures
    followed you, looking forward to more post. I hope we can be friends ^^
    hope you stop by my blog
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  9. Stunning photos, you look beautiful <3

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  10. Gorgeous pictures! The libary looks so gorgeous!

    WritingMonique

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  11. Very beautiful pictures; the food presentation is lovely too.
    Great Post


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  12. Thanks Connie! Oh pictures of me with food are my favourite haha x

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  13. Thanks Aena (Lovely name too!) thanks for stopping by :) x

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  14. Ha sorry Mandy! Looking forward to next weekend x

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  15. I know, me too - kinda. Not the exams or test bit but being part of that environment right?

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  16. Yes do, I don't think the library will be around for much longer - the whole city has had a lot of money poured into it for regeneration so it will be very different soon!

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  17. Thanks Vanessa! I hope you had a lovely weekend!

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  18. Thanks Samantha! I think you will absolutely love London - I'm there quite often! These pictures are from Birmingham though which is about 1.5hrs away.

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  19. Thanks! I'm definitely going to check out your blog too!

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  20. Hi Abigail, thanks for the lovely comment!

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  21. I love the library and will be sad to see it go - it's such a cool building, maybe not the prettiest thing but I'm so used to seeing it, it will be strange to see it replaced by something new.

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  22. Thanks lovely! Oh our lunch that day was lovely, I'm looking forward to taking more friends there next time.

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  23. it seems like the new library divides opinion, i actually quite liked it. kinda messy, very odd but pretty cool looking. Ace inside too. Never seen the old one, shame you didn't get some more snaps.

    Buckets & Spades

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  24. Yeah it's awesome inside isn't it? I like the space and especially travelling up the escalators in that atrium - just not sure on the exterior. The old one was a bit of a dive to be honest - it just wasn't really well looked after but the building itself is both ugly/fascinating to me. It's one of those buildings I've just never thought to take photos of but now that it is about to be demolished, it's a different story!

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  25. it sure is weird looking from the outside!

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