Thursday, June 30, 2011

Birmingham Glam


I spotted this downtown in Bromberg's Jewelers window.  Sadly they have closed this downtown store but reopened recently for a special sale.  This was Bromberg's flagship store, but unfortunately our downtown area has seen most of its retail business move to the suburbs.

15 comments:

Olivier said...

on dirait une robe faite pour une sirène, superbe

Daryl said...

Fabulous shot, love the reflection ... Birmingham is a warm city not just the temps, its the people, a welcoming city ... made this Northerner feel at home

brattcat said...

The death of a downtown is heartbreaking. I'm so sorry to hear of it. That is a wonderful image, though.

Thérèse said...

These downtown shops closing up are heartbreaking.

jb said...

On reflection, I don't think it's me...

Luis Gomez said...

Sad to see stores in any downtown close.

Birdman said...

I agree with Kitty. Heartbreaking.

RedPat said...

So sad! Hopefully there will be a rebirth of your downtown some day.

FancyHorse said...

A wonderful shot - so many varied reflections! I had to look closely to see the torso. I guess it was to be draped with necklaces, etc.?

FancyHorse said...

I just read the article you linked to. How ironic that they reopened the downtown store (temporarily) in order to close a suburban mall store! Maybe they will eventually reopen the downtown store permanently. Are Parisian's and other stores still operating inside the Harbert building? There are so many attractions downtown to draw people - Art Museum, library, McWane science museum. I wish it could be revitalized.

TheChieftess said...

Sad...does the downtown need to be renovated? Or is it just out of the way and not a draw anymore?

Petrea Burchard said...

I do love the shot, though it tells a sad tale.

Virginia said...

I thank you all for your comments today. Yes, it is sad when businesses leave our downtown. THe good news is that many buildings have been renovated by financial/ legal offices. THere are business leaders committed to revitalizing our downtown. I"ll keep you posted.
V

Bob Crowe said...

Yeah, same here. Downtown used to be packed with jewelers. All gone now. But I love the picture, with its blending of inside and outside.

JM said...

Very very cool! Great reflection shot, V.!