Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
If you're in the Birmingham area, you're in luck. This weekend marks the 40th annual Greek Festival at Holy Trinity - Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Great food, drink and music!!
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
a block from my home to pop in and see what's new! This is one delightfully fun and funky art gallery, and she features 60 artists from all over the South. She's a talented artist herself, so be sure and have a look at her work. Today, a few shots but I have more to share.
You can follow them on Facebook here.
Naked Art Gallery
3831 Clairmont Avenue
I will be teaching FROM SNAPSHOTS TO PHOTOGRAPHS at Samford After Sundown beginning Oct. 16th for 5 weeks. Join us if you are in the Birmingham area.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Last Friday night, we went down to Charlie Thigpen's Garden Gallery for a little fun, food and garden talk. This beautiful leaf has been a birdbath, but Charlie has turned it into a lovely fountain. He added the pop of color. He's amazing.
Monday, September 24, 2012
TODAY ONLY, Zazzle has 30% off on cases. See the sidebar for my Paris/Meeps iPhone cases. Click on it and it will take you right there. Shop till you drop!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
This trip I put A Taste of Belgium on my list. We lunched there in January, and now that I'm friends with Anni in Brussels ( This is Belgium ), I had to go back for photos! Located on Race Street in Cincinnati, you can have some authentic Belgium waffles as well as frites! They were nice enough to let me prowl around with my camera as the waffles were being cooked.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
"A Streetcar Named Pig"
Way back in the 1820's Cincinnati was the capital of pork processing plants, earning it the prestigious nickname, PORKOPOLIS. Alas, all good things must come to an end and in 1861 Chicago snatched the title away. Not to worry, Cincinnati has found a way to celebrate that rich heritage and has enlisted artists to decorate pigs all over town. I caught two as we crossed the street for lunch last week.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Last week I visited my dear Paris amie Mary Gilbert and husband Jay. I love Cincinnati. It is one of the prettiest cities I know. The architecture, with its German influence amazes me. This week, we'll take a little trip up to Cincy for a look around.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
This powerful sculpture by Alabama artist Ronald McDowell, is dedicated to the foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement. Kelly Ingram Park across the street from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
Monday, September 10, 2012
When my friend Bob Crowe was here last week from St. Louis, he noted that we had two shoeshine establishments within a block of each other in downtown Birmingham. He thought this quite remarkable in this day and age. For this photographer, it's an never ending source of material. Here's one of the nice guys at Bon Ton Hatters.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
I took Bob and Carolyn Crowe to What's On Second last Monday. I"ve been there many times but this place is so full of memorabilia you would NEVER see it all. I always head to the old camera section and swoon. This time they had them displayed with these cool pink lights. BAM!
BTW, Bob featured some of his photos yesterday on his Saint Louis Daily Photo blog.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Built in 1927, the Florentine Building on 21st Street north downtown, is begging for someone to save her! There are a few shops on the ground level, but the second floor, which was once a ballroom, is in serious disrepair. The beautiful terra cotta architectural details , are still intact for the most part due to the fine craftmanship. This lantern is as pretty as those I've seen in Paris. This building is an historic treasure for the city. Hopefully investors will save it before it's too late.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Last Sunday, while showing Bob and Carolyn Crowe Birmingham's historic Morris Avenue, I went poking around for something I'd missed all the other times I'd been there to shoot. This caught my eye. Photographer's are a weird bunch, I know.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Bob and Carolyn Crowe and I started out yesterday morning bright and early with the best of intentions. We were headed to the Barber Motor Sports Park for the Color Run. Bob had photographed this fun run in St. Louis just a few weeks ago and we were all pumped for a great day. Bumper to bumper traffic on the interstate plus POURING rain did not deter us. We drove in and parked in a grassy field that we knew would be mud shortly. We climbed the to the street saw this below us, and I took five shots. In order to get anywhere close would have meant a very long climb in the driving rain. When the going got tough......... well Carolyn and I turned around and headed for the car and Bob carried on. He got some terrific shots and you can see them HERE on St. Louis Daily Photo. This is my meager offering.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Bob Crowe's St. Louis Daily Photo blog caught my eye shortly after I started this blog. Through the years he's given advice, support and become a dear friend. This weekend we FINALLY met in person. Bob and his delightful wife Carolyn flew to Birmingham and we have had a marvelous time together. You don't even want to know how many photos we taken and we still have today left...Color Run, Sloss Furnaces and BBQ!!! Yesterday we did the Children's Hospital, downtown B'ham and the Civil Rights Institute. We polished off the day with dinner am my house with a few friends.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Taken through the gate, Quinlan Castle
Quinlan Castle started its life on the B'ham scene in 1927 as an apartment complex. In the 1990's it fell in total disrepair and its future was sketchy. Luckily Southern Research Institute bought it and it has been restored since the first time I posted it here. Today I revisited with St. Louis blogger Bob Crowe and his lovely wife Carolyn, who flew in to spend the weekend with me in Birmingham. Stay tuned, we have a lot planned for the next two days. We've already had some photo ops and a divine dinner at Little Savannah.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
This guy amuses himself all day long, people watching at the Birmingham Zoo!