Learn more about the Other Birmingham

01.3.2011 by André Natta · → 3 Comments

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screenshot from "The Other Birmingham"A couple of years ago there were a couple of incidents involving folks from Birmingham, AL and the city we’re named after, Birmingham, UKconfusing the skylines of the two cities separated by the Atlantic Ocean.

There’s an online resource that should help keep that from happening again.

The Other Birmingham was created by Fiona Cullinan, who originally created the piece for her travel journalism blog as a one-off. She has since maintained the site, enabling her to accept additional submissions about similarities between the two cities as well as suggestions about what else should be covered. There’s been a lot looked at already, including that growing list of similarities

By the way, there are several cities named Birmingham in the United States. They’re considerably smaller, like Birmingham, MO (population 214 according to the 2000 Census) and Birmingham, MI (pop. 19,291) to not even in existence anymore (e.g., Birmingham, KY).

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Fiona Cullinan
Fiona Cullinan

Thanks for the mention of my blog The Other Birmingham. I spent 24 hours only in Birmingham AL but noted about 30 connections of interest (I'm sure there are lots more and many differences also). But I've been struggling to find time to write them up but hopefully the blog will continue if people find it interesting. If anyone wants to guest post with me, I have the connections and can write about Brum UK if you can write the counterpart Birmingham AL... A challenge!

Andre Natta
Andre Natta

Maybe, though I'm assuming that the Birminghamster did that on purpose, while the two mentioned here were done by accident...