Where am I now?

I got in very late last night and couldn’t see much, other than a gorgeous half-moon. Here were the views from my room when I woke up:

Ha!  Just kidding. Rebecca Stead texted me that picture from BBC Birmingham because she knew how much I would love it. (It’s a dalek — a Doctor Who villain.)

Some actual views:

For the language aficionados among you, maybe this view from inside a bookstore – and then inside a grocery store – will help?

Another hint: the temperature is hovering around freezing yet it is a problem that I forgot to pack my bathing suit.

In my next post I’ll be less mysterious and reveal where I am 🙂