Many of you know about Scott Kelby’s Annual World Wide Photo Walk. How many of you have plans to walk this weekend? The first couple of years I participated in a group that walked in Birmingham. One of my favorite of this walk I titled Disconnected Lines. It was taken looking of the viaduct looking toward Sloss Furnaces, an old steel plant that you will hear more about in the future.
This 284′ tall 21-story classical revival skyscraper was constructed in 1912 for the American Trust and Savings Bank and was once the tallest building in the state. Built during Birmingham’s industrial boom at the turn of the 20th century it was the fourth skyscraper to be built at the corner at 1st Avenue and Twentieth Street. The intersection became known as the “Heaviest Corner on Earth”. The building was renamed in 1970 in honor of the president of the First National Bank, John A. Hand.
However, last year I was kind of tired of walking in the same area, and decided to travel a couple of hours up the road to Huntsville.
We walked in a small town actually about 15miles away called Mooresville. Mooresville was the first incorporated city in the territory of Alabama. That’s right the town is older than the state. It was a great trip.
This image is of an old Gulf gas pump. The owner has it displayed with grapes growing around it. Of course I titled the image Juice. It didn’t win anything with the judges, but a company who sells art to hotels purchased the rights to several copies for a hotel in Huntsville. No, I didn’t get rich, but it sure felt good.
This year I’m head about an hour and a half south towards Montgomery, to the city of Prattville. Prattville was founded in 1839 by Daniel Pratt 1799-1873. Pratt manufactured cotton gins and chose the area because of the abundant of water power. The town was patterned after the towns of his native home in New Hampshire.
So where are you headed this weekend?