Filed under: AL, Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Magic City Flickr Group, Neon in B'ham, neon signs, Photographs
Pardon the cheese, it was on a bet from a few months back. I figured the safest way to begin a renaissance at the Ramblings (at least this version) is by restarting the Neon in Birmingham series. For those new to the game, we take images of all of the neon signs located in Birmingham, AL proper. Why? Just because…
This is one of the newer signs here in town. It belongs to the new offices for Sims Architectural Studio. The office was formerly located on 20th Street in the city center. Now they’re enjoying digs in what’s becoming another design district for the city along 2nd Avenue South.
The official homepage for the series has moved to the (soon to be) new home for Dre’s Ramblings. You can always check out the Flickr set for the series and visit the Magic City Flickr Group’s set for more images.
Filed under: Birmingham Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Neon in B'ham, neon signs
East Lake Auto is located near I-59 in North East Lake section of Birmingham. The current sign pictured here still isn’t as cool as the original neon sign that is no longer functioning. My urban landscapes professor (as well as my old boss in Savannah) would like the urban look of the dealership. Of course, all of this talk just means that I’m going to have to go out there one day and take a picture of the other sign.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Neon in Birmingham series.
Enjoy the day,
Filed under: AL, art, Birmingham Alabama, Birmingham, AL, history, Neon in B'ham, neon signs, Photographs, Random shots
Holiday greetings welcome you in their window while the warm glow of Vogue Cleaners’ sign lights up what became an otherwise overcast day in the Magic City. The business won an award in 2003 from the Birmingham Historical Society recognizing the restoration of the sign, originally installed in 1947. Click here to view the brief as well as to see what other projects won preservation awards at the local level in 2003.
Merry Christmas to all and safe travel to those of you that will be hitting the roads today.