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Random Shots: The sign goes up at Avondale Park

Avondale Park sign goes upThanks to Brian Barrett for letting us use his image of the sign being installed at Avondale Park earlier today.

The sign is part of a nearly $3 million renovation of the park that was mostly completed in November. A dedication ceremony recognizing what had already been completed was held back on November 19.

The project included restoring the park’s amphitheater and its dressing rooms. The property once served as the home to Birmingham’s first zoo.

There are still more things to be done, including the installation of a statue recognizing the park’s most famous resident – Miss Fancy – to stand in front of the sign. For those not familiar with the area around the park, the new sign is located at the northern entrance to the park where 41st Street meets 5th Avenue South.

The date for next year’s Art in Avondale Park has also been announced – probably the first time many will see the improvements. It’ll be held on Saturday, May 5.

Photo: “new sign going up at Avondale Park! #bham” tterrabab/instagram.

Random Shots: a snapshot of Birmingham

Bob Farley/f8PhotoA few weeks ago we posted some photos from the Lyric Theatre in advance of the open house and included a photo of a mural of the city that was being stored in the building (it’s image #9).

Well, the centennial mural’s four pieces have been moved to the new home of the Birmingham Jefferson History Museum at the former Young & Vann building downtown. They were so large they had to open up the wall to get it into its new home. The Terminal‘s Bob Farley took a closer look at the mural and provided these photos to share with you in The Gallery. According to their website, we’ll get a chance to take a closer look in person come next spring.

Photo: Bob Farley/f8Photo

Random shots: Linn Park’s a construction zone

"Fireball" under construction in Linn Park 

Photo: acnatta/Flickr.

Alabama sculptor Christopher Fennell is the installation artist for  for this weekend’s ONB Magic City Art Connection in downtown Birmingham. Here you see the artist as he works on completing his piece, called “Artist’s Fire”, in Linn Park in time for the start of the annual arts festival on Friday.

Check out Josh’s head’s up on an online contest for tickets to the festival’s Corks & Chefs component over on Timetable.

A new addition (sort of) to the Birmingham skyline

The skyline's a changing again

Photo: acnatta/Flickr.

If you take a closer look at the photo above (or look up if you’re downtown), you’ll notice that work is going on atop Regions Bank’s Birmingham headquarters. The building has only had signs visible on two sides during its history, dating back to its days as AmSouth Tower. The new signs will allow folks approaching The Magic City from all sides to immediately pick out the building.

Random Shots: That’s a big box to fill up

The view looking at the IN sign

We figured you’d enjoy these images from this afternoon’s installation of the first of several large “IN” Birmingham ballot boxes across metro Birmingham.

NOTE: There are more images from the installation available for viewing – just click on the image to see them.

We’ve talked about this project late last month when it was officially announced. This one is located in front of the Belk at Brookwood Village. Based on what we learned today, you’ll have several chances to make sure your suggestions are heard.

There will be about 50 (much smaller) boxes located throughout the area (and a few more big ones), allowing participants to share their favorite “in” spot. The collected results will be used to create a guide that will be distributed to visitors to the city and its surrounding area.

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