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Instagrams of Birmingham? There’s an online home for them

instagrambham badgeSome who’ve been online in Birmingham, AL for a while probably remember the Magic City Flickr Group. It still exists (with more than 20,600 photos and 800+ members as of this digital entry) as does The Terminal‘s Flickr Group, Birmingham Weekly‘s SEEN pool, and a profile maintained by Weld for Birmingham.

Well there appears to be a new and growing group of individuals who’ve turned to the popular photo sharing app Instagram to expose themselves and others to images of Alabama’s largest city. Instagram Birmingham lives entirely online; its Twitter profile only has 10 followers (& it hasn’t said anything… yet), but its brand page on Facebook currently has 80 people sharing what they’ve been able to capture digitally – with that number only able to go up.

The group connects using the hashtag #instagrambham when sharing their images on Twitter. Local fans of the smartphone app have gathered in person before as well, including back in March as part of the first annual Instagram International Photowalk. Incidentally, our namesake in the UK is preparing to hold one their own on July 26 as part of the next international photowalk that weekend.

Maybe we’ll learn some more about how our folks plan on taking part soon?

#ALsnOMG11: The next day

A better perspective - #ALsnOMG11. acnatta/FlickrWe figured we’d share the view from just outside our window this morning. It may look beautiful, but it’s not something you’ll want to venture out in this morning if you don’t have to.

We’re currently hearing multiple reports of dangerous and impassible roads, layers of snow and ice blanketing the streets of metro Birmingham, AL and most area businesses (and government offices) are closed. While it’ll probably be nice to take a couple of pictures from right outside your door (we’ve set up a page with all of the ways you may do so & we’ll share any that come in), we’re hoping that folks for the most part stay inside today.

Photo: A better perspective – #ALsnOMG11. acnatta/Flickr.

Dreaming about across the street from Railroad Park

TRO JB 1st ave pers There seems to be a growing  number of people interested in the suggested development proposals presented at last week’s Operation New Birmingham breakfast briefing.

For those of you who did not see yesterday’s piece in The Birmingham News or the reader’s poll on AL.com, the elevations created by Erdreich ArchitectureThe Garrison Barrett GroupCohen Carnaggio Reynolds, Sims Architectural StudioTRO Jung|Brannen and Williams-Blackstock Architects were presented for a vote – but the elevations only tell part of the story.

Each proposal envisioned the types of businesses that could be included and tried to work in the results of a compact agreed to by property owners and developers months earlier (including ensuring that parking was handled inside of the block. The proposals are just that – ways to visualize what is possible before going to the next step. We invite you to check out all of the proposals submitted and share your thoughts.

Photos from the bridge crossing Jubilee

Untitled by Lynsey Weatherspoon. Special to bhamterminal.comThis weekend crowds gathered in Selma, AL the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee. The event is held every year to commemorate the events of Bloody Sunday on Selma’s Edmund Pettis Bridge during the first of the Selma to Montgomery marches. This year, a Terminal reader decided to become a contributor and document the events of the weekend for us. Please click here and view the images submitted by Lynsey Weatherspoon (and take a moment to thank her in the comments section for sharing them with us).

UPDATE: 2.26.2010 – Lynsey’s website has been relocated and she’s chosen to share her photos with Pavo Magazine. Head on over and check them out.

Photo: Untitled. Lynsey Weatherspoon. Special to bhamterminal.com

The State of the Railroad Park is good

The current news surrounding Railroad Park is good with Birmingham City Council committees moving forward a proposal that would allowMayor Langford to pledge $5 million for construction of the 3,000 seat amphitheater. While unforseen circumstances have called for some changes from the master plan developed by Tom Leader Studio, it will still be a significant addition to Birmingham’s city center. There may be some that still think that the conversation about the park is premature.

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One quick drive by the site in recent weeks though would lead you to have a different feeling about it – like progress since work began on the site December 23. It’s currently on schedule to be a Christmas/New Year’s gift to the city.

Obama Inspired Art in Georgetown

So besides finally realizing that the throngs of people are starting to arrive here in town, I’ve also found some very interesting free activities that have been available to visitors over the weekend. This exhibit closes tonight, but thanks to the fun of the web, and The Terminal’s YouTube channel, portions of it will live on for a little while longer…
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Dia De Los Muertos, Birmingham style

Dia de los Muertos - Bob Farley/f8photo.org

Photo: Bob Farley/f8Photo

Last night the property behind Bare Hands Gallery on Birmingham’s Southside was transformed for the annual Dia De Los Muertos festival. Click on the image (or here) to get a taste of last night’s festivities courtesy of our own Bob Farley.