Crestline Bagel Co.

Crestline Bagel Co. in Cahaba Heights is fantastic. When they first opened, a few months ago, i couldn’t help but wonder why the architects had decided to use pebbles in front & beside the store. Today, i found out. Leaf & Petal (my favorite nursery(s) in Birmingham) moved in next door! Crestline Bagel didn’t need…

more powerful incomplete?

These drawings/blueprints were framed in IPChurch on Highland Ave. ¬†(Cathedrals in France.) shot through glass, the reflections of what is behind me obscures detail. apologies. i’ve noticed that blueprints of things have become quite popular. my son received the Millennium Falcon blueprint poster as a Hanukkah gift this year. But there is ¬†something very special…

the last Antebellum Mansion in Birmingham, Alabama

The Arlington House has a very cool history. The house is decorated for Christmas this month. Obvious to Southerners, the home is in the South because is has dried cotton turned into Christmas decorations, its the wife & children’s nursery. The wife’s room has dried Okra hanging in her two bedroom windows. There is a…

Christmas decorating circa 1840 in the Deep South

only in the South would they decorate with dried okra & Magnolia leaves. But i love the dried oranges, lemons, apples & cinnamon W/ gingerbread men cookies. I would guess that people smelled pretty nasty living in Birmingham, Alabama. summers are humid & hot down South. hanging dried fruit & cookies would have been a…

the town time left behind…

This is Montevallo, Alabama. A college is here, but so are ghosts. I had a hard time walking down the empty streets, the hair on the back of my neck went up. I wish i had someone with me to venture into the empty, vacant part of this town. I will go back for the…