What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word Birmingham?
Perhaps it’s the famous Selfridges building inspired by a Prada dress, the big dirty canal system, the old brass bull, or even the strong Brummie accent.
For me, Birmingham will always be associated with my childhood, my upbringing, and my family and friends.
But on a recent trip down south, a long walk around the city I used to call home brought new surprises in the way of unique street art.
Not only was Birmingham filled with incredible festive decorations, 3D displays and statues, such as this amazing Christmas tree supermodel that I found in the The Mailbox adorning the newly refurbished Harvey Nichols superstore, but the streets were covered with the familiar urban grit that Edinburgh doesn’t quite have. From old school graffiti to innovative illusions, scroll down to check out a few of the snaps I took around my hometown.