Travel Blogs from Birmingham
The Vulcan statue was the contribution of the burgeoning city of Birmingham to the world at the St. Louis Worlds Fair in 1904. It won the grand prize for the metallurgy pavilion and both the cities of Saint Louis and San Francisco tried to buy the statue after the Fair was over. It is a strange statue, honoring the Roman god of smithying. It is the largest cast iron statue in the country, 57 feet tall; several ...
... band leader is a woman, and she is not only a great singer (somewhat in the style of Louis Armstrong) but also an amazing clarinetist.
We traveled through three states today and had breakfast in Louisiana, lunch in Mississippi and dinner in Alabama.
With daily swimming pool availability, a few things have been accomplished in the swimming department. ...
... tunnels and explored through pitch black underground areas. All the machinery is still there and relatively intact.
It was eerie to sit back and imagine what life might have been like for workers here at the turn of the century when this place was in full production. Working in 90+ degrees outside and adding to that the ...
Just passing through, so we didn't have to drive too much the next day. Plus better & cheaper hotel since it's in a smaller city. Took forever to drive here, roads were pitch-black & windy as we went around mountains and through parks. Staff was helpful and ...
Darren didn't want to see anything in Birmingham so we hit the road. The drive down I-59 is long and tree lined and that is really about all you see. The rest areas are beautifully kept and we stretched our legs and hung out along the way.
Just into Mississippi we stopped at a welcome center again to stretch. It was wonderfully decorated in a victorian setting with a very friendly staff. Hung a bit, viewed ...
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