Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CDP Theme Day - Upside Down

It's already the first of the month and that means our monthly CDP Theme Day. This month's Upside Down theme almost stumped me but then I discovered this shot of the historic Massey Building in downtown Birmingham that I took years ago. I loved the color only seen by looking straight up.

There are a lot of creative CDP bloggers around the world. Have a look HERE to what they have posted this month.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Light and Shadows


Met a friend at Avondale's Parkside yesterday. I'd been many years ago and was thrilled to see the old doors  and iron work still leaning against the fence.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Recyled, Reused, Redesigned



Transformations by artist Willie Cole is currently on exhibit at the Abroms/Engel Visual Arts Center. This piece created from red plastic water bottles is titled Red Spirit Light. While this piece and the dogs sculpted from ladies' high heel are more light hearted, others featured alongside the Civil Rights photographs by Spider Martin and Peter Magubane are quite powerful.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Church Series - First Pres



Birmingham's First Presbyterian Church , since 1872, has been a welcoming place of worship in downtown Birmingham. I am honored to be exhibiting some of my work in their art gallery, the month of July.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Look Up!

One of many beautiful ceiling details at the Historic Alabama Theatre. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Somebody Pass Me the Fan!



Temps hovering at almost 100F around here this week. I'd kill for this old Emerson.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Historic Birmingham


The Iron Age Building built in 1886 is just one of the last two buildings with a cast iron façade left  in our city. Located on 20th Street North, I've had a fascination with the cast iron columns for  along time. I'm more than a little sad that they have painted these wonderful rusting columns with a coat of white paint, since this was taken. Progress?

Cast Iron Building
212 20th Street North

Catching Some ZZZZZZ's

Until I can swing a photography safari, these guys at the Birmingham Zoo will have to do.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Birmingham Rouge - RED TRUCK!



It is no secret that I have a special affection for bright red trucks. I'm really not a truck lover or owner but there's something about a vintage one with shiny red paint that makes me swoon. When we walked out of the  Alabama Theatre yesterday, there were some vintage cars on display. All I could look at was this Chevy.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Drum Roll................



Today Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo celebrates another milestone. Today ( or maybe it was yesterday, that post has disappeared) this blog debuted SEVEN years ago. Back in 2008, I knew next to nothing about blogging and my Mac guru John O. at the Apple Store, made it happen. What a wonderful ride it's been. I've made a zillion dear friends around the globe who have become more than just a blogger name to me. I've talked with, met in person and entertained many here in my home. The City Daily Photo community has opened the world to me. Of course I want to thank again,  Eric Tenin who was the creator of CDP and whose blog Paris Daily Photo inspired me. I created this BADP to make myself get out in my city and take photos in order to improve my after retirement passion, photography. Bloggers says I've posted 2,561 blog posts! Times flies when you're having fun and I'm still having a blast.

A huge thank you to everyone who visits, those who leave comments and all the great mentors who helped me limp along. I cherish your friendships more than you will know.
V

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summertime...


and the living is easy, hot but easy. Swing on!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Best Friends



This plucky chicken often hops on the backs for the sweet babydoll sheep at 1818 Farms in Mooresville. The sheep don't seem to mind!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Put Some South In Your Mouth



Purple hull peas and okra. That's what's for dinner!