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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Sloss Furnaces

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Sloss Furnaces is a National Historic Landmark located in Birmingham, Alabama. The blast furnace began producing pig iron in 1882. After closing in 1971 Sloss became one of the first industrial sites in the U.S. to be preserved and restored for public use.

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Old Cahawba Park

 

 

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Old Cahawba Park is an old ghost town located near Selma, Alabama. The town was once the site of the state’s first capital (1819-1826) and is located at the junction of the Cahaba and the Alabama Rivers.  This past week I join with fellow photographer Tony Triolo at the park and spent the day photographing some of the remaining buildings and sites inside of the old town.

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