Birmingham AL, Photography, Red Mountain, Alabama, Tall & Handsome, Vulcan

Office with a View, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Office with a View

How would you like to have the view every day at work? This is Tall & Handsome’s view from the office. It sits atop Red Mountain.

Red Mountain is known and named for its rich red iron ore that runs through the mountain and was used in the steel mills that were the backbone of Birmingham, AL’s economy decades ago. At one point in time Birmingham was called the Pittsburg of the South.

The mountain is also the home of Vulcan which is the largest cast iron statue in the world and the 7th tallest free standing statue in the US. Recently a new park was added up on the mountain and it is the largest urban park in the country…even larger than Central Park.

The view below is Birmingham or as the kids call it “The `Ham”. I call it home…or at least the general area…

T & H snapped this pic with his cell phone…aren’t they great?

 

© 2010 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

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