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The Grand Hotel Birmingham December 2014

darbians

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So 2014 ended rather well exploring wise for me. Last day exploring of the year and I cracked this, the fails later didn't really matter

:p 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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That is one stunning building, great pictures mate (y)

 

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Absolute belter of a place! That Grosvenor Room :Gulp: :Gulp:

Great share Darbs :)

 

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That looks great mate and a nice bit of improvisation in getting around the place :p

 

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Om my, that room is amazing!! Nice one Darbs :)

 

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Although it's stripped, this place looks fantastic! Especially the Grosvenor Room (y)

 
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Thanks a lot guys and girls. Perseverance paid off here.

 

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Great shots from a fantastic location, superb!

 

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This really is stunning, in love with picture 16. It's very teasing. You did well, doesn't sound like an easy one at all but lovely to see. Even those wooden carved doors are a thing of beauty! I love this, all of it.

 

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Fair play you've found some amazing sites recently dude, good on ya (y)

 

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Wowee! What a belter of a place, sounds like a well deserved win

 
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Thanks a bunch peeps. 2014 ended rather well :)

 
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