Friday, August 31, 2012

Weekend Reflections: Downtown Birmingham

Some of the downtown Birmingham department store buildings have been restored and re-purposed, but alas, this one has not.  Seems a shame, but I'm sure it's all economics.  See more Weekend Reflections here.

11 comments:

Sylvia K said...

It is sad to see so many lovely old buildings being destroyed by decay, lack of care -- not to mention the lack of money! A great capture and reflection for the day. Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

ShEiLa said...

It is a shame to just allow old buildings with such artistic beauty just crumble. I love when old buildings are given a face lift and given renewed hope.

ToOdLeS.

Nefertiti said...

joli coups d oeil ;o)65

Gemma Wiseman said...

The windows may be weathered, but so artistically different! Great shot!

Scrappy Grams said...

such a sad statement to our economy

I won't comment the next time- why? the aggravation of proving I'm not a robot.

Vivian said...

Ahhh, if these windows could talk of things they've seen, what an epic novel they could tell! Cool picture.

I won't let the robot detector stop me from leaving a comment! : )

Eeyore said...

We'll give it a try for a few days without the robot detector, but last time I did that I kept getting comments from . . . robots I guess . . . linking to places I surely did not want to go.

'Tsuki said...

You must be right : money had become so tight those days, included for cities... Impossible to save every building from destruction and for this one it is quite a shame : I looks very nice.

Monica said...

It's a wonderful photo, but so sad that this beautiful building, I suppose, is falling apart!
:)

Owen said...

What were the words from that old song : "I love you just the way you are" ?

That is what I would say to a building like this...

Genie said...

It is sp sad tp see this beautiful era of architecture begin to decal and leave us. This was beautiful building in its day. Hope maybe some company comes along and restores it as others have been restored. genie