Birmingham is the largest and most populous British city outside London, with population well over a million. It is our neighbour from Wolverhampton and we use its airport quite a lot.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham's museum has some major pieces from leading artists, including Rubens, Turner, Picasso, Degas, Pissaro, Renoir, Botticelli, Canaletto and Murillo.

A favourite piece from this museum is The Archangel Lucifer from Epstein, a Bronze sculpture whose face is modelled after a (not-pretty) female and the body is that of a (not-pretty) male. It also hosts a good collection of works from the pre-Raphaelites.

I visited the site on 5 March (2018).