Wild Ponies

 

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No one knows for sure how the wild ponies came to live on the Island of Assateague, Virginia. It seems that everyone has a story. One story says that they are descendants of survivors from a Spanish galleon that sank during a storm in 1750. Another story says that they are descendants from livestock that were taken to the island by the locals during the 17th century to avoid taxation from the British.

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia

My wife and I recently visited Chincoteague Island, Virginia. We flew into Baltimore and spent the weekend at Fell’s Point.

 

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The Alabama Theater

 

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Beginning in the 1890’s Birmingham’s twelve block Theater District thrived for over fifty years and accommodated more than seventy theaters and playhouses. The largest of these being the Alabama Theater, which seats 2500 people.

 

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A View from the Music House

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During the 70’s and 80’s the city of Muscle Shoals, Alabama became quite famous for having a very special sound that many popular musicians wanted. One of the studios that was located there is the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. They recorded artists such as Cher, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Dylan, and Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show to name a few.

The studio purchased a house located in Sheffield, which overlooked the Tennessee River. It became known as the Music House, and was made available to artists whenever they came to town. The house was later sold and today can be rented as a Bed and Breakfast through Air BnB.

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A Walk Down 3rd Avenue

 

 

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A few weeks ago I was visiting a gallery of a friend who had been asked to include some of his images in the old store front of the Kessler’s building located on 3rd Avenue North in Birmingham. Afterwards, I couldn’t resist the urge to walk down 3rd Avenue and take a few pictures.

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