Earlier this week, we at Bham Now had the idea to take photos of the Christmas tree in downtown Birmingham. After we took pictures of the 2-3 story tree, we were pleasantly surprised to see City Hall lit up in “Christmas green.”
This gave us an idea. Wouldn’t it be nice to take pictures of Christmas trees in front of city halls, civic centers and at parks around the Birmingham metro area?
Below is a slideshow of pictures we took this week of Christmas trees in Birmingham, Trussville, Gardendale, Homewood, Vestavia, Fultondale and Hoover.
We know there are many more places. Please feel free to email us this week, pictures of Christmas trees and lights around city hall. civic centers and parks in your community at firstname.lastname@example.org . We’ll do a “City Hall” Christmas Trees and Lights II slideshow later this week if we get additional photos from you.
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With independent volunteer initiatives throughout the country, licensed under TED, cities like Birmingham are able to feature local innovators, entertainers, and otherwise to give you updates on what is going on!
According to Good Day Alabama on WBRC, the fog is dense and is spread throughout the city, so please slow your roll on that morning commute and look out for one another on the highways. I’m personally channeling this lady, you know, because she seems to be handling the fog like a champ. Happy Tuesday, Birmingham!
These are just a few of the neighborhoods that make up Birmingham’s list of 99. That’s right! Birmingham has 99 distinct neighborhoods in its city limits. If you live in the city of Birmingham, you’re already a member of one.
Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican or, like many people fall somewhere in between, it is hard to ignore the different political leanings of some areas of our state. Jefferson County is one of those areas. This election was an example of ‘out with the old and in with the new’ after eight-year incumbent Republican DA Brandon Falls conceded the race to Democratic challenger Charles Todd Henderson. He will be Jefferson County’s first Democratic DA in three decades.
The Huffington Post reported on Alabama’s drought as the ‘worst in modern memory’. Lake Purdy, which supplies Birmingham with drinking water, has receded several feet due to drought, leaving dry, cracked ground where water used to be.
The view from the corner of 23rd Street and 14th Avenue North is actually quite lovely. That is, as long as you keep your gaze fixed in the direction of the downtown skyline and don’t look at the area immediately around you.
This part of Birmingham sits atop a small bluff, providing a nice panoramic view of the downtown buildings barely a mile to the south and the ridge of Red Mountain off in the distance. But turn around and you are greeted with the sight of a dilapidated abandoned house.