Monday, June 30, 2008

Color Explosion


These lovely  flowers are by glass artist Dale Chihuly.  They are a spectacular burst of color as you enter the lobby of the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Birmingham - Goin' to the Dogs!

Perky, pampered pups, struttin' their stuff!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Red Door


These great red doors are found at Space One Eleven, a community arts organization.  The gallery is located in downtown Birmigham on 2nd Avenue North.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Still Life With Mason Jar


A picture is worth a thousand words.  Enough said.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Play It Again, Sam



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

Shadows from the Past



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

Gates



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.

The Garden Beyond



The Cathedral Church of the Advent in downtown Birmingham, is certainly one of our most beautiful churches.  Looking through this stairwell window you get a glimpse of the lush courtyard beyond.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Peach Envy



Sharing is hard.  This little guy just really didn't want to give big sister a taste.  Who can blame him?  Yes, that's a giant cabbage tucked in his stroller!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Blue Doors



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

Sunflowers



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.