Thursday, 27 August 2009

Brumm Sundries -Things we enjoyed in Brum

Tea - that's REAL tea - in Hudson's Coffee House.
Built as the offices of Eagle Insurance this building is almost mathematical in its proportions.

Pen Museum and the Museum of Jewellery Quarter are not far from each other and occupied us for half a day with ease. MJQ opens at 10.30 and tours start at 11. Get there early.

Soho House
where Matthew Boulton lived. About the only remaining building associated with him. This Bank Holiday Monday they are holding a bash. (all free) If you go you must commend the ladies on their Victorian dresses - I have it on good authority they made them theirselves.

We were unable to see inside the College of Art and Design but they are holding an exhibition on September 4. Get in and tell me how much we missed in the Arts and Crafts interior.

St. Philip's Cathedral for the glazing. The elegance and clarity of the side windows contrast the rich stained and painted glass by Burne-Jones at each end.

The architecture of Pugin demonstrated in St. Chad's Cathedral and the 3-D Stages of the Cross.

St. Martin's Church near the Bull Ring and their Burne-Jones window

Hall of Memory

The amazing decoration on some Victorian buildings

And inside some office stairwells

And the boats of course

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