Well I'm wrapping up my photos from Birmingham's Do Dah Day Parade with this batch. I think I might have saved the best for last, don't you think?
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
I regret that the artist of this lovely painting had stepped away when I snapped this at Spring-a-Ling-a-Ding Dong in English Village. I might have been tempted to buy the finished piece!!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Meet Eloise ( aka "Weesie"). This precious pup is my friend Liz's new baby pug, and when I found her riding around in the French market basket yesterday, I absolutely melted! This pug has very good taste.......a baguette from Continental Bakery!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
I'll be home late Thursday if all goes well. Thank you my dear BADP readers and commentors for staying faithful while I was out galavanting around Paris. Back to work on Friday. Oh dear. What to put up?????
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Art shows are great fun to photograph. There's so much going on and so many fabulous things to see. I am constantly amazed at how creative these people are! Today a few examples!
Tonight I arrive back home from Paris. Thank you all for stopping by and those that left comments while I was away. I promise to get back to leaving you comments very soon.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
you hate 'em. Boiled peanuts are a southern "delicacy" that has many fans the southeast. I'm a roasted goober lover myself, but I enjoyed seeing how they were prepared first hand at the Pepper Place Market recently. This vendor also offered roasted corn with melted butter. Now THAT was tempting!
Monday, June 21, 2010
The Magic City Art Connection devotes one huge area of Linn Park just for the kids. I've shared photos of the dancing here. Today a young potter and the tools of the trade for the tiny painters in the crowd.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
A while back I attended the Magic City Blues Society's festival at Phelan Park. Today, Robin Rogers, my favorite singer that day. You've met her drummer here and the guitar player here.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Meet my new friend Fritz Woehle. Fritz, a very well known Birmingham architect, is also the very, very interesting owner of The Garages. I've taken you there many times. ( Here, here and here and many more). Back in April I struck gold when I went on a little photo shoot with some of photography students. Fritz was there that day and he gave us a fascinating tour around this very eclectic space.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Today un petit cadeau pour vous. If I'm going to throw calories to the wind, this is where I'll do it. My Francophile friends are imaging this is from a Paris patisserie. Non mes amies, c'est Continental Bakery's booth at the Pepper Place Market just last weekend! I'm off to the other city j'adore. I'll be having one in Paris tomorrow morning, if all goes well. Au revoir.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
You notorious Birmingham plant thieves out there, beware! Chaz, whose human is Charlie Thigpen, is on duty most days at The Garden Gallery at the Pepper Place. One wrong move and you could get licked to death!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
You know by now that I love photographing the Pepper Place Market. I fear I overdue it at times and then, I think of all the wonderful people I meet, the music, flowers, dogs, fruits, vegetables, vendors, and the endless experiences that I savor ( and photograph) each and every week. How on earth could I deprive YOU of all the fun? For me this place is BIRMINGHAM! So today a photo that pretty much sums it all up for me.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Several weeks ago, I photographed the Naturalization Ceremony held at the Birmingham Museum of Art. There were American flags in abundance. Today two of the tiny flag wavers who had fathers taking part in the ceremony.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Gratuitous Cuteness for V, is what Bob Crowe called it yesterday on his blog. I call it the "photo op of the decade"! Whooeeee this was one cutie patootie, and she had the whole hot pink hat, rubber duckie, sidelong glance thing going on. I'm smiling. Bob......just try and top this one!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Some of you long, longtime readers may remember the first time I posted these gates. When I first photographed them at The Garage, I did so purely because they were so visually appealing to me. I envisioned the photographs framed and hung in a grouping. No one seemed as enthralled as I was. Not the first time. Well, fast forward to a month ago when I revisited The Garage and found owner /architect Fritz Woehle there. He gave us a delightful tour around his most unusual and eclectic space. As we wandered outside, I commented on the gates and told him how much I loved them. He told me that the white crosspieces were from the windows of the old Birmingham Terminal Station , built in 1909, and torn down in 1969, an act of total stupidity on the part of this city! Fritz salvaged these pieces and added them to the rusted metal gates. I love them even more now.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I'll admit it right up front, I did NOT take this in Birmingham. Non, I had to travel all the way to LA to find this hilarious signage. I really tried to find one to top it right here, but what were the chances! I have no idea what the Chinese translation is and I don't think I want to!