Travel Blogs from Birmingham
I've arrived in Birmingham! After the long flight (which was luckily slept away) I am now in the US of A. Three weeks here has already given me a huge insight into the American culture, especially that particular to Birmingham, Alabama. The biggest shock would have to be the vast amount of churches, found on almost every corner that overpower the streetscape. The denominations of each church varies slightly to the next but each one clearly has a significant backing to ...
Left New Orleans Hotel and had breakfast next door as breakfast the day before, was hideous. As we were sitting there, one of the staff from the hotel came and asked us to move our bikes so we did and that pretty much sealed our opinion of the hotel.
The weather was looking a little ominous on the way and we had a 550 km ride so did not fancy that in the rain. However, we were lucky and not a drop fell on us during the ...
-Rainer Maria Rilke
Book of Images
And you wait. You wait for the one thing
that will change your life,
make it more than it is--
something wonderful, exceptional,
stones awakening, depths opening to you.
In the dusky bookstalls
... immigrant engineer. It was laid out with entertaining as a big feature of the house, where the lady and the gentleman of the house could entertain guests separately, along with a large dining room for formal dinners.
After the guided tour, we took a self guided tour through the rest of the place, seeing many of the different styles of houses prominent in the settlement of Alabama, from one bedroom shotgun houses, through dog-trots ...
After a long drive later we arrived at a woodland campsite near Birmingham, Alabama. We managed to get the tents up before a huge storm hit. Just beforehand Steve and Maz managed to erect a tarpaulin over a bench for us all to huddle underneath. And boy did it hit us hard! We all scrambled to get everything underneath something and get everything put away. My anorak in bag finally ...