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Random shots: Flying over


Photo: Bob Farley/f8Photo

A helicopter approaches the downtown Birmingham skyline Tuesday morning. Taken from north of the city along I-65 near Finley Blvd.

Exploring on the canvas

Laura Lockhart photo - Bob Farley/f8Photo

Bob Farley/f8Photo

Artist Laura Lockhart will show her work for a fifth year at this weekend’s Magic City Art Connection. Her art is inspired by her travels – she uses the photos she takes on her trips abroad and combines the prints with painting. These works are created on masonite and involve an intricate process layering photographs, wax and acrylic. In some cases, sand, grass or seaweed is also used to create unusual textures.

She was inspired to create her series of travel imagery by a quote from Mark Twain:

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Check out Charles’ In Love With post about the Connection over on Timetable.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Birmingham Museum of Art

Head on over to the Birmingham Museum of Art and hear master storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham today as she tells the tales behind the photographs in the current exhibition, Kathryn Tucker Windham: My Land, My People, taken over a 40 year span from the Great Depression through the civil rights movement. Using slides and her uncanny narrative ability, she will also share the stories of many photographs which have never been published.

If you miss the talk, Ms. Windham’s photographs are on display until May 25 at the museum.

Cost: Free

Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 8th Avenue North (directions)

Random Shots: Friday at Harbert Plaza


Bob Farley/f8photo

A lone shopper rides the escalator down from the second floor of Regions-Harbert Plaza in downtown Birmingham early Friday morning.

Random Shots: Where’s the Crawfish Boil going to be?


Bob Farley/f8photo 

Since work is beginning on the Railroad Reservation Park, the 2008 Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil is being moved next to the BJCC at Richard Arrington Jr Blvd. between 22nd and 24th Streets North.

UPDATE: Parliament House Hotel imploded this morning


Bob Farley/f8photo

At about 7:15 a.m. this morning, the Parliament House Hotel was imploded on Birmingham’s Southside.

We’ll have images up from the event as soon as they become available.

Click on the image above to view our photo gallery from the event. Feel free to share links to other images or coverage as well. Click on the jump to view additional mainstream media and reader coverage.

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Snow falls on Birmingham… again

snow downtown

André Natta/Flickr

Light snow fall has decided to grace metro Birmingham with its presence again this morning. Here’s the scene downtown across from our offices on Morris Avenue. Eventually it’s supposed to stop, but we may as well enjoy it for the time being.

I mean, it’s not necessarily stopping this from happening today.