We had rented an airBnB in China Town and we made good use of being so close to many wonderful restaurants.
Some fun street art around on our way to the Birmingham Art Museum
I loved the statues in front of the museum
It was an interesting museum for sure – small section with different themes and we were looking for things that would inspire us.I mostly saw patterns and texture that day -but see yourself
Loved the black and white drawing of the city.
And those little Pharao figurines as well
as the remains of this beading- how cool is that.
The hieroglyphs – I am thinking of incorporating some of those symbols into my art journaling and then
check out this amazing frame! Isn’t it a piece of art by itself?
This was from a wooden wall- if I recall right -loved the bright and happy painting on it.
The industrial part of the museum – look at those chandelier fixtures- so cool.
The museum has a wonderful tearoom in which we enjoyed a really yummie High Tea
Wonderful tea, sandwiches etc. and we spent quite some time in there
Look at the funky modern High Tea display- loved that going along the industrial theme.
The mosaic on the floor was gorgeous but
looking up revealed a not so shabby view as well.
We walked to the Birmingham Library and we loved the facade –
Can you say stencil?
We also loved the inside of the library
and spent some time in the so called “Knowledge Lounge” in which you could hang out and read papers etc.
But look at this foyer
I thought it was beautifully done
We also followed this advice below…
although when walking downstairs ;)
On the top floor we found the Shakespeare room, which was lovely
and we enjoyed some modern architecture views of the city as well.
This is such a cool facade as well. Hope you enjoyed the little stint to Birmingham – more to come soon :)