Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sundown Birmingham

Birmingham developed based on mining, railroading, and steel.

Sloss Furnace, very near downtown, was still in operation when I moved here in 1971, belching fire into the night sky as I drove by on the First Avenue Viaduct. It's now a museum.
Birmingham Sundown

Birmingham also became a transportation center, and any night we're here shooting, the trains are constantly rumbling past.
Birmingham Sundown 2

As the sun goes down and the lights slowly come up, the nickname the Magic City seems to come to life for me.
Birmingham Sundown 3

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