Monday, June 30, 2008
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Thursday, June 26, 2008
Renaissance Records on 11th Avenue South in the 5 Points area, is a quaint little shop that specializes in records, tapes, posters and old and rare books. It's the kind of place you can poke around in for hours and still not see everything. The red walls and low lights make it very inviting. If I only had my old turntable.....
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Historic Rickwood Field is the oldest ballpark in the U.S. The Friends of Rickwood Field have done a good job preserving this Birmingham landmark. Today it is used for high school and some college games and the Birmingham Barons play the Rickwood Classic here each year. I love the way the afternoon sun cast shadows across the walls and floor through the front entrance gate.
Monday, June 23, 2008
My favorite gates in Birmingham! These are found at The Garage on Birmingham's southside. I have photographed these particular gates a hundred different ways. I love the symmetry, the timeless design, the rust - well actually everything about them. Interestingly, these gates are probably the only orderly thing about this place. It is a delightful jumble of old iron pieces, statuary, planters etc. If you have patience, you might find a treasure.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Chez Fonfon, in the 5 Points area of Birmingham, offers French cuisine and outdoor dining where you can enjoy these lovely blue doors and play the game of boules or petanque. (Thanks to my friends who helped me with the correct spelling!)
Friday, June 20, 2008
Nothing says summer like sunflowers! These were spotted at the Pepper Place Market on 2nd Avenue South. Open each Saturday morning from May through September, it's the place to go for the freshest homegrown produce, homemade cakes and pies, handcrafted items, live music, and cooking demos by local chefs. Grab your camera cause it's great place to take pictures.