The upper balcony back in the day, was for "coloreds" only. They purchased their tickets at a ticket booth on 18th Street, went up a different stairway, and sat on benches instead of seats. Not a practice anyone in Birmingham is proud of , but a historical fact that needs to be noted. Today, the benches have been replaced. The top photo is a row of seats in the balcony. I am thinking the design is Art Deco but I could be totally wrong. While Tom and I were stomping around up there, I spotted a large pigeon sitting in the window (see second photo as proof) and a bat was zipping all around, a little disconcerting. Those of you that know me well, will be amazed that I didn't run flying out of the place screaming like a banshee. Oh the things I endure as your intrepid photographer in the name of City Daily Photo!
ON A LIGHTER NOTE
You get a bonus photo today. My five cute chicks all dressed up in their Easter duds, and I am very pleased to report that there wasn't a major meltdown over the photo shoot this holiday. Behold the power of "popsicle bribes".