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Oct 01 2011

In Pictures: Day Trip To Birmingham

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I know I have said this before but I take a lot of pictures, and last week I went to Birmingham as a guest of the Bullring to check out Style Birmingham, and while I was out and about in the city I took some snaps with my phone.

I may have been super tired as I had just got back from New York but it was so nice catching up on the train up from London with the lovely Abi Marvel. Instead of coming into Birmingham’s awful New Street station, we came into Birmingham’s Moor Street train station, and what a little surprise this place was. I am quite geeky when it comes to fonts, and I think I actually squealed when I saw this quirky station. Located right in the centre of Birmingham with its retro signage, steam train in the corner *very Harry Potter* and a cute floral shop it was like stepping back in time. I wish all stations were like this.

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It literally sits opposite the Bullring so it was perfect, also great to see the amazing shopping centre bubble-like exterior as soon as we got out of the station.

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After Bullring’s The Show: Redefinition went over to the 102.2 Capital FM to check out their Style Birmingham bus, how nice of them to roll out the red carpet for us!!! Inside there is a radio studio to broadcast live on the go, as well as relaxing area upstairs, doesn’t Abi look at home!!!

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Of course a visit to Birmingham wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Cow vintage store, not enough time to get to the warehouse store but luckily they have a city-centre shop, which is just as good.

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Luckily for my bank balance they didn’t really have any Peter Pan collar action going on so I came out empty-handed, but Abi did pick up an amazing checked shirt.

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I always love the trip over to The Mailbox just for these lights, I don’t know why but they fascinate me.

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Cute Osman designed Style Birmingham canvas bag to add to my ever-growing collection.

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Not sure what this is, or why for that matter, but hey I love a bit of random in the middle of a shopping area, similar ones were dotted all down the main high street.

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