This post is dedicated to the city of Birmingham, in the UK. After I left it, people asked where I had been, a few were quite surprised I visited Birmingham – and then insisted I visit their city. I found the people in England were quite friendly and kind. But, I think Birmingham was a great place to visit, and this is why:
Birmingham, an industrial city, is the 2nd largest city in England – with over a million residents and boasts six universities. Immediately, Birmingham reminded me of a city of contradiction, because there was a delightful mixture of old historic architecture, as well as fabulous modern architecture. I learned this dichotomy was created after heavy bombing during WWII. Birmingham dates back hundreds of thousands of years, and it boasted numerous statues which were hundreds of years old. I loved it and really enjoyed walking around the city.
I was mostly in the center of the city, where there are restaurants along the canal. I was asked if the food was bland, and that is not the case. I really enjoyed the meals I ate along the canal.
There are certainly other places to eat, but the canal had such a pleasant view, I ate along it daily at different places – and loved the food. My hotel was in walking distance to the symphony, royal ballet, the art museum,
My favorite old building was the City Council building, which was attached to a FABULOUS Museum and Art Gallery (click for pics).