Friday, 17 July 2015

On Your Own Doorstep--- The Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham

Howde Folks,

Yes Sofia here, Lady M has summoned me back for one week only to tell you all about her visit to the new Library of Birmingham. At Christmas a friend enlightened her regarding the use of the concessionary bus pass for Senior Citizens. She had never bothered to collect one because buses are not as convenient as her little car BUT she discovered that the bus pass can be used on the Metro and trains in the Central Network area. So, she applied for hers and last week managed to find the tram and had a free ride into Birmingham. She returned on a 129 bus which took the scenic tour round Warley and about an hour to get back to West Bromwich. Since then she has been boasting that she no longer has a virgin bus pass! Really!

The second city, Birmingham is on her own doorstep. It's only five miles down the road but it now costs a fortune to park the car which is why she stopped going into town. However, this new library was a good reason to venture into the city. What did she see? Take a look at the pics below.
Looking up from the Amphitheatre


Vietnamese? No problem
The Book Rotunda
Chinese!
Discovery Terrace





Centenary Square and the War Memorial as seen from The Discovery Terrace




The Shakespeare Memorial Room





There are publishers who say that you should be able to describe your work in 25 words or less, so here goes... The Library of Birmingham in 25 words...
 
 
UNIQUE, INTRIGUING, SCENIC, THE RIBBON ROOM, CAFE, SHOP, INFORMATION, SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL ROOM, AMPHITHEATRE, MUSIC LIBRARY, BOOK ROTUNDA, DISCOVERY TERRACE, EXHIBITIONS, GLASS LIFT, SECRET GARDEN... BOOKS!


The canal as seen from The Secret Garden


If you can get there, go and see for yourself!
 
Love Sofia xxxx 


 



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