We were in a really interesting part of Birmingham today that we've never seen before. It's called the Custard Factory- funnily enough set in the grounds of a former Custard factory. It is full of bars, pavement cafes, boutiques, arty areas and sculptures. It would have been wonderful on a nice sunny day. This photo is a Vintage shop with a mannequin sat outside. It really was a quaint looking place.
One of the sculptures we passed in the car- looking for the bar and somewhere to park
BOLD- this one is overdue by a long time. The graffiti down by the canal which was by the old custard factory building- I guess they shipped it all that way originally. Birmingham is supposed to have more mileage of canal than Venice. One of the boutique type shops sold only aerosol paint supplies. Ordinary aerosols and then smaller ones obviously for finer detail work. I'd never seen a shop like it before- but obviously these graffiti artists must shop somewhere!!
The Old Custard Factory building- Digbeth, Birmingham. We had to park in a really dubious looking car park that resembled a swimming pool.
Our International Cuisine Meal 4- Bar 78, an American Diner. We had a burger and chocolate fudge cake. This was our 4th meal due to be taken in April. We had the groupon vouchers for the correct month but Guy has been working ridiculous hours and we hadn't booked it. He's off this week- cue the rain, so we decided to go today. We had got a voucher for the girls aswell- but Amy pulled a face about us wasting her revision time, so we decided to go without them!!!!!!!
Another arty area- stark white, very minimal with a tree growing through a hole in the ceiling. Two men were reading a paper in one corner and spoiling the overall minimalist look!!!!!!