Some random views of Birmingham, Alabama. The city is known as the Magic City because of the fast growth in the late 1800s during the rapid expansion of the steel industry.
There are a number of classic old buildings downtown.
With the industry gone, today Birmingham depends on education (UAB) for much of it’s employment.
Eddie Kendricks grew up in Birmingham before moving to Detroit and starting the Temptations.
The Vulcan Statue is the symbol of Birmingham, reflecting the steel industry roots. It stands on a 180′ pedestal high on a hill overlooking the city.
The statue itself was made for the 1904 World’s Fair in St Louis where it was awarded the Grand Prize.
Today you can walk up the many stairs or take the elevator to the top for great views.
We took the elevator!
For a medium sized city Birmingham has a nice skyline.
With sunset, the lights came on around town.
The skyline lit up nicely from atop the Vulcan Park tower.