Monday, October 5, 2009

No. 13 and What Is It? Where Is It?



I was downtown on 20th Street last week and got a quick shot of the DART trolley ( or as I like to call it, Birmingham's version of a rapid transit system) just as it pulled off.

For those of you that visit my Paris Through My Lens photoblog, you are familiar with "What Is It, Where Is It?" Now it's time for my Birmingham readers to have some fun. Today I've featured a photo (below). Your job is to be the first one to guess what it is and where it is. The winner will be announced on Tuesday. You may leave your guess in the comment section. A fabulous prize will be awarded the winner. Let the games begin! Oh, and for my French readers, yes, you may play since you were disqualified on the Paris quizzes! :)

What is it? Where is it?

22 comments:

Bibi said...

I was scratching my head trying to figure out which fountains in Paris had this kind of steps and then I reread your description--I see they're in Birmingham!

Clever idea; maybe I should do something once in a while like that here!

Olivier said...

belle photo de ce conducteur de tramway, j'aime bien le conducteur dans l'ombre et le reflet

Karen said...

Fountain at BJCC?

FishintheBrook said...

Water Works office 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL ??

B SQUARED said...

Tire-tracks in melting snow;The Himalayas,

Virginia said...

WEll we have some great guesses already! B2, yours is most creative. :) Apparently you've been in Michigan too long! Winner will be announced tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Daryl said...

No idea but its a nice fountain, reminds me of the Houston entrance to RiverWalk there's a cascade similar to this

And I love water 'stopped' like that

Nathalie said...

Brilliant cropping for the top photo Virginia.

Now for the bottom photo I like the cropping too but obviously can't help with the location... I like the effect of water cascading down the steps though.

Judi said...

Linn Park? Great photo of the water.

marley said...

A brick wall?!

OK. How about a brick wall at the Pepper Place Market?

marley said...

Ok. Ok. I've just clicked on the photo and I can see I was very wrong! What with it being water and all!

How about a waterfall at the Pepper Place Market?!

Ok. I've got no clue!

JM said...

Although totally different, both shots are really cool, V.!

Marie-Noyale said...

Hope the conductor was not driving he does not look at the road!! ;~))

For the second shot of course what came first to mind was Ice in Alabama already!!

Jennifer said...

I am pretty sure it's the one at Linn park too...the one in between the stairs! I know I am not first to get it just wanted to try!

2views2day said...

Not possibly the step waterfall at the BJCC is it? Oh no, I think that one is blue....hummmmmmm

steviewren said...

BJCC. I have a picture of my granddaughter sitting beside it after seeing the Lion King.

Thérèse said...

At the Counsil House?

Jacob said...

I think that your No. 13 shot may have been your last! Jeez! You must have been right in front of it!

No clue re: water down steps...

Virginia said...

Jacob!
I'm laughing so hard. No, I was serious when I said it was our take on "rapid transit", and I also have that nice zoom now!

Tomorrow the winner will be announced. :)

Bob Crowe said...

Yes, lucky number 13, but it isn't named Desire.

Non-Birminghamians are clueless about the bottom picture. I can't even guess what it might be.

I'm printing shots of Mt. Everest tonight.

Julie said...

May I be naughty and say that it looks like sperm from a very large and active frog!

Rambling Round said...

Since this was No. 13, you were lucky you did'nt get run over!
About the quiz, it's a fountain, perhaps in Linn Park? Oh, I really have no idea!