I have a confession...at first I really didn't like the Bullring. I thought it was strange and my nostalgic heart ached for the 70s markets that lived there before this strange wonder. I remember hanging out in a really cool little shop called 'The house of horrors' which had piranhas, punk wear and horror film props. Making friends with people and swapping mix tapes of our favourite bands. I was scared that the changes to the city would mean less people connecting but instead it meant more people visiting for us to share our beautiful city with.
Another place that I would spend hours in is Birmingham Library. A book worm to the core I loved taking out books and getting lost in information. The new library brings secret rooftop gardens, study areas and wide open spaces. You can get right to the top in a glass elevator and look out across Birmingham City centre.
Travelodge have launched an exciting new web page about Evolving Cities and you can go look at the differences in Birmingham in the past and present as well as find out some exciting facts that even I didn't know about Birmingham. It is really easy and fun to use and a great way of preserving memories and seeing how far cities have come,
What is your favourite memory in your city?
*This post was in collaboration with Travelodge however all thoughts and opinions are my own