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Report - Grand Hotel Birmingham December 2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by darbians, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. darbians

    darbians 28DL Regular User
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    History blatantly stolen from Wikipedia:
    The Grand Hotel is a Grade ii listed hotel in the city centre of Birmingham. The hotel occupies the greater part of a block bounded by Colmore Row, Church Street, Barwick Street and Livery Street and overlooks the cathederal and churchyard. Designed by architect Thomson Plevins, construction began in 1875 and the hotel opened in 1879. Extensions and extensive interior renovations were undertaken by prominent Birmingham architecture firm Martin and Chamberlain from 1890 to 1895. Interior renovations included the building of the Grosvenor Room which boasts rich and impressive Louis XIV style decoration.

    I had come up with a couple of rather nice leads one you may of already seen on here a few weeks ago. I felt that my luck was in so I gave this lil beauty a shot. 3 am on my own I took the long drive to Birmingham.
    Upon arrival I wandered round and realised this was certainly no walk in!!
    Eventualy I was in unsure if I had full access as the heating was still on I went for a wander.
    I couldn't believe it I was in!!


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    I am wandering around and for the life of me can't find what I came for, stripped room after stripped room.
    I take a seat on the stairs I need some help. Who else to ask but Google. I work out where the room is only to find padlocks and boarded up doorways. Eventually going up and down stairs I reach my goal.
    I give you the Grosvenor Room.

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    The problems not over yet. This is a tiny balcony and I am unsure on the strenght of the metal decoration. I have another wander and have no luck on finding any access.
    Heading back to the balcony I find some rope. I tie a few hoops into it and tie it to the balcony. Finally I am on the floor and I can enjoy this stunning room properly.

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  2. A man called Martyn

    A man called Martyn cultural theorist
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    Thats a beauty.
     
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  3. norfolkexplorer

    norfolkexplorer av u seen my marbels
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    Corker mate
     
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  4. Oxygen Thief

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    Wow, that's incredible mate, thanks for sharing.
     
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  5. Boomstick84

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    Very, very nice :thumb

    Can see why that one was locked away.
     
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  6. Seffy

    Seffy Bally up lads!
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    Now then, that's just a little bit awesome. Ta for posting!
     
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  7. Els

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    Looks epic!
     
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    oooh that is just lush. Lovely photos you got there, thanks for sharing this :thumb
     
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    Stunning, truly stunning! Thanks for that
     
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  10. darbians

    darbians 28DL Regular User
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  11. Camera Shy

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    Great looking place, lovely photo's too.
     
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  12. merryprankster

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    AWESOME!!
     
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  13. merryprankster

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    :thumb:thumb:thumbAbsolutely incredible! Triple double quadruple like!!:thumb:thumb:thumb
     
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    That's a seriously good report mate. Top, top banana.
     
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