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Old Posted Oct 20, 2012, 8:50 PM
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2012, 9:22 PM
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Some great photos - I'd like them even more if there were some captions so we knew what we were seeing And any thread about Birmingham makes me miss Randy Sandford - RIP.
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Great photo thread, Thundertubs!! I have to say though, That is one gritty looking city. There were many more buildings than I thought that looked deserted. Hopefully, something good happens to them. Interesting note..Birmingham didn't exist till after the Civil War. Kind of unusual for a large southern industrial city.
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One word: Un-tapped potential. Okay, two words. Either way, great shots of an underrated city.
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Great shots! This is somewhere I've always wanted to visit, and these photos made me want to even more. Nice grit, too.
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Looking real good.
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Nice pix, but something is missing..............
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Good to see you layin' it down in the Souf. B'ham, as others have noted, is full of potential.
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great pics of my old home...the tower on the right




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Nice pix, but something is missing..............
i figured some smartass would say it, if you mean people, check out my thread here

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Old Posted Oct 21, 2012, 1:41 PM
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It looks like a very solid, well built city. My ex gf lived there for a couple years and said there is a lot of poverty.
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Had to go streetview the "world's heaviest corner" - Birmingham has a huge amount of old buildings to work with. really cool
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So what has happened since 2010 to keep people out of downtown Birmingham?
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looks to me as though Birmingham is blessed with some stylin old buildings...nice thread, set of photos.
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First time I've seen a thread with such good closeups of all those architectural gems. Beautiful natural setting as well.

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very cool. i've only driven through once but i picked up almost an ohio river city/appalachian vibe or something.
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I like the focus on the older parts of downtown versus that more modern area (19th St?). Thanks!
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There's tons of good, old masonry. Cool thread.
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Excellent thread! I like how you included close-ups in the mix.
Is the Leer Tower empty?
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Birmingham looks beautiful and surprisingly gritty. I love the pictures.

Birmingham has been known as the "Pittsburgh of the South."
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We really haven't seen too much of Birmingham that I recall since when Randy Sandford (RIP) was still here.

Fantastic stuff
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