Thursday, December 15, 2011

Still Shining After All These Years

About 60 years ago, Homewood resident Douglass McConnell took some steel, wielded it together and made a giant star that was hung at the top of the hill on 18th Street in Homewood. Well, amazingly it's still around and is one of Homewood's most beloved traditions.  Recently the city rededicated it, and you can read about it here. The photo in the article is one of mine from an earlier Christmas.  You Birmingham readers will recognize Vulcan in the background.

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Cloudia said...

local legend!

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Olivier said...

belle etoile de noel ;)

Thérèse said...

Such a nice community tradition bringing generations together.

Pat said...

Nice to see these 'old' ornaments still working. Just like us, ha.

Unknown said...

Lets hope it will be shining in days like this.. after another 60 years.

Luis Gomez said...

It is nice to see it still shinning!

SRQ said...

Love community traditions like that. Btw, are you sure the pic in the article is from a different year??? :)

Daryl said...

Bright lights .. big lights... white.. assorted .. blue .. whatever .. I love seeing them