Postcard from Birmingham, Alabama | Denver Fine Art Photographer

My husband and I finally made it down to Alabama to visit a good friend of ours. Birmingham is a city full of history and culture, all very different for us “northerner yanks”. Our first experience was an afternoon snack at Pete’s Famous Hot Dogs. The owner, Gus, has been working in his tiny shop for over 60 years. The walls ooze history!

Next we went to the Civil Rights Institute. They don’t let you take pictures, but check out this link -Birmingham Civil Rights Institute – it is unreal what Birmingham endured. We also visited The Vulcan, a giant cast iron statue overlooking Birmingham since the 1930’s.

The next day we headed to Sloss Furnace. Now a National Landmark and completely open for public viewing, Sloss Furnace operated as a blast furnace from 1891-1971. This place was amazing! I found nooks and crannies with great textures and colors, basically I took photos the whole time and never read any informational/educational material!

Sloss Furnace now hosts a metal arts program, concerts, festivals, and an annual Halloween Haunted House.

Check out the rest our weekend in the South – Postcard from Ft. Walton Beach and Destin