Hello there city view, we’ve missed you…
Been so long since we have seen the skyline without a veil of rain. We really do have a nice city here, and some cool Instagrammers. Take a look…are your posts featured?
Although Hernando De Soto journeyed through Alabama in 1540, the area around Birmingham wasn’t settled until about 1813
Birmingham was named after Birmingham, UK. recently British network BBC published a roundup titled “10 British Things About Birmingham, Alabama.”
Downtown’s Kirklin Clinic was designed by noted architect I.M. Pei, the man behind the National Gallery of Art’s East Building and Paris’ Grand Louvre.
The city of Birmingham underwent two separate prohibitions. Jefferson County banned the sale of alcohol from 1908 to 1911, and a 1915 statewide law rendered the state totally dry up until 1937—four years after the Twenty-first Amendment ended nationwide prohibition.
One of early Birmingham’s unsung heroes: a prostitute by the name of Louise Wooster, who helped convert the town’s brothels into clinics and nurse citizens back to health during the deadly 1873 cholera epidemic. A few years later, she opened her own brothel and amassed considerable wealth—large amounts of which she donated to charity.
The multi-colored dance floor at The Club in Birmingham was director John Badham’s inspiration for the flashy set-up in Saturday Night Fever.
The city’s Red Mountain Park, a 1200-acre public space, is one of the biggest urban parks in the country and a full 40 percent bigger than New York City’s Central Park.
Keep a lookout every Wednesday!
Hey and let us know what Bham Instagrammers you follow…they might be featured here next week.