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Old Posted Oct 23, 2012, 12:16 AM
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MONTGOMERY | Alabama's capital city

Montgomery is a city of 205,000 in south central-ish Alabama. It has been the state's capital city since 1846.



























Inside the statehouse










Murals by Scottish-born painter Roderick MacKenzie




































This Renasant tower might be the most hideous building I have ever seen. It's in strong contention.


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About an hour west of Montgomery on US-80: Selma, a city of 20,000.


















It was really sunny.










Two quick ones from Tuscaloosa



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I love smaller laid back Southern cities like Montgomery. Nice set.
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Impressive building stock
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It certainly looks more southern than Birmingham, that's for sure.
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Great shots. I really believe Alabama is underrated somewhat. You've got several interesting cities, Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham & Hunstville. If anything, Arkansas is more desolate in terms of any decent cities to explore. Peace.
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Montgomery was a pleasant surprise... Any info on that gorgeous iron fountain?
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Great shots. I really believe Alabama is underrated somewhat. You've got several interesting cities, Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham & Hunstville. If anything, Arkansas is more desolate in terms of any decent cities to explore. Peace.
True.

Then people from Arkansas will say "Well there's always Mississippi."
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Beautiful buildings-the older ones anyways.

On a sidenote, I've made a habit of noticing Kress stores in many southern downtowns (from Memphis to Sarasota). There seems to be more of them than Kressges, WT Grants or even Woolworths in other parts of the country. Is it just lack of demand to tear them down, or have communities protected them better? Any idea?
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Great shots. I really believe Alabama is underrated somewhat. You've got several interesting cities, Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham & Hunstville. If anything, Arkansas is more desolate in terms of any decent cities to explore. Peace.
can't forget the smaller cities of Fort Payne, Gadsden, Anniston, Dothan...

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Nice pics. Too bad you didn't take some of Riverwalk Stadium. I read that the area around Riverwalk Stadium has been pimped up. But I must say that a big part near that area still doesn't look good.
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nice job but

excellent photograpy for sure, but your rather shortsighted choice of downtown leaves a most depressing impression of our city. there is so much more to the city than an area of less than one sq. mile out of close to 200 sq. miles. you were right there close to the ballpark and entertainment district too. that would have made some nice photo ops you could have visited our old cloverdale area, and huntingdon college. you could have photographed our world famous shakespeare festival and cultural park. your photo art work is impressive. i just hope everyone knows there's a lot more to montgomery and the river region.
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Nice shots, Thundertubs!! I haven't seen a whole lot of Montgomery until this thread. @ Staythirst...From an outsider's point of view, I didn't think Montgomery looked that depressing, but that's just me. I'm not sure how much time Thundertubs had to spend shooting, but sometimes when I'm traveling and only have so much time to spend at one city, I try to hit downtown and some places or neighborhoods nearby. I try not to focus too much on the grit, but that's also part of any city or town I shoot. Anyway, I've never been to Montgomery, but I'm sure it's a nice city, along with Mobile and Birmingham!!
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On a sidenote, I've made a habit of noticing Kress stores in many southern downtowns (from Memphis to Sarasota). There seems to be more of them than Kressges, WT Grants or even Woolworths in other parts of the country. Is it just lack of demand to tear them down, or have communities protected them better? Any idea?
Almost every city and town I went through while down south had a gorgeous Kress building downtown. I'm thinking of starting a Kress Appreciation Thread.
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Nice pictures!
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Montgomery appears to be equivalent to Jackson. Dig the urban supermarket.

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can't forget the smaller cities of Fort Payne, Gadsden, Anniston, Dothan...

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Don't forget Enterprise, Selma, Ozark, Bay Minette...
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can't forget the smaller cities of Fort Payne, Gadsden, Anniston, Dothan...

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Montgomery appears to be equivalent to Jackson. Dig the urban supermarket.



Don't forget Enterprise, Selma, Ozark, Bay Minette...
Great points, both of you. IMO, Fort Payne, Selma, and Enterprise seem to be some of Alabama's most under-represented towns. Fort Payne is set in one of the most gorgeous locations in the South; Little River Canyon is easily one of the top 5 most underrated natural wonders of the South.

Anyways, it is true, Montgomery has some fugly buildings, but... Commerce Street makes up for it all. Dexter Avenue is on its way to being a great street with all the effort that the city has put into it. The Alley has also been a hit.
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nice pics. i agree, jackson and montgomery have very similar feels.
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Nice photos, it's great to show the interesting old streetscapes.
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Very nice photos, the downtown area has come a long way, everytime I visit the area I love going downtown and to the Cloverdale area.

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The architecture is nice, but as a european I think the lack of pedestrians depressive, as well as the empty stores.
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