Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Shell Game



The historic Alabama Theatre is easily recognizable with it's  huge neon signage. Built in 1927, it's a Birmingham treasure. I recently watched a showing of To Kill A Mockingbird there and just sitting in that gorgeous theatre brought back fond memories of all the zillion movies I saw there when I was growing up. Most likely the side of the building which faces 18th Street goes unnoticed. It's really quite unusual, with it's wonderful shell pattern.

4 comments:

Susan Bauer said...

I wonder what the original intention was. . .if any. I love the pattern of the brickwork and the shells.

s.c said...

In Spain the shell means that you are on a pelgrims route to Santiago de Compostela. I wonder what it means here.

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William Kendall said...

It makes for visual interest on that wall. Very unusual.