Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Robert S. Vance Federal Building



Today some photos of the Robert S. Vance Federal Building in downtown Birmingham. Judge Vance was assassinated on December 16, 1989 when he opened a package containing a mail bomb at his home. This building was renamed in his honor in 1990.

My thanks to my friend Bill Dixon who offered some Shutter Speed 101 help with the top photo.

MANY thanks to Thérèse at Chandler A-Z for sharing the Kreativ Blogger award with me recently!


12 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

Now that's some shape for a silhouette. Great shot!

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Cafe Observer said...

Wunderful shutter photo. BnW in a colour pic - who knew!

2 photos a day - at least as much for when you turn your lens to food.

Kate said...

It's a lovely silhouette...a bit exotic and reminds me of minarets.

Curious about the grudge that led to the bomb. Culprit ever caught?

Rambling Round said...

The backlighting works great for this photo.

B SQUARED said...

Warped and dangerous minds...sad.

Virginia said...

Kate,
Yes, Walter Leroy Moody was convicted and has been on death row since 1997 in Holman Prison.

Daryl said...

And his killer lives on in relative comfort in a state prision

Lovely silhouette .. and the pumpkins and gourds in the header are delightful .. especially on this cold and wet day

Jacob said...

Excellent silhouette, V. Congrats on the award, too! Very deserved!

marley said...

Very nice silhouette photo.

Ken Mac said...

stately and sad

Bob Crowe said...

Yes, it could almost be a minaret. It might improve some people's respect if you had to remove your shoes before entering U.S. District Court.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great first photo and I loved the pyramide photos. And, the washing of the Botero is a classic. good eye. i also really loved the shadows on the church. I enjoyed my visit to your site!