Monday, June 30, 2008
These lovely flowers are by glass artist Dale Chihuly. They are a spectacular burst of color as you enter the lobby of the Birmingham Museum of Art.
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Labels: art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Dale Chihuly, glass
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Birmingham - Goin' to the Dogs!
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Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Still Life With Mason Jar
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Labels: outdoor market, sunflowers, zinnias
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Play It Again, Sam
Renaissance Records on 11th Avenue South in the 5 Points area, is a quaint little shop that specializes in records, tapes, posters and old and rare books. It's the kind of place you can poke around in for hours and still not see everything. The red walls and low lights make it very inviting. If I only had my old turntable.....
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Labels: 5Points, rare books, records
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Shadows from the Past
Historic Rickwood Field is the oldest ballpark in the U.S. The Friends of Rickwood Field have done a good job preserving this Birmingham landmark. Today it is used for high school and some college games and the Birmingham Barons play the Rickwood Classic here each year. I love the way the afternoon sun cast shadows across the walls and floor through the front entrance gate.
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Labels: baseball, Rickwood Field, shadows
Monday, June 23, 2008
My favorite gates in Birmingham! These are found at The Garage on Birmingham's southside. I have photographed these particular gates a hundred different ways. I love the symmetry, the timeless design, the rust - well actually everything about them. Interestingly, these gates are probably the only orderly thing about this place. It is a delightful jumble of old iron pieces, statuary, planters etc. If you have patience, you might find a treasure.
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Labels: gates, The Garage
The Garden Beyond
The Cathedral Church of the Advent in downtown Birmingham, is certainly one of our most beautiful churches. Looking through this stairwell window you get a glimpse of the lush courtyard beyond.
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Labels: Cathedral Church of the Advent, church, window
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Sharing is hard. This little guy just really didn't want to give big sister a taste. Who can blame him? Yes, that's a giant cabbage tucked in his stroller!
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Labels: cabbage, kids, peach, Pepper Place Market
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Chez Fonfon, in the 5 Points area of Birmingham, offers French cuisine and outdoor dining where you can enjoy these lovely blue doors and play the game of boules or petanque. (Thanks to my friends who helped me with the correct spelling!)
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Labels: boules, Chez Fonfon, doorway, French restaurant, petanque
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