A little bit of history

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Views of downtown Birmingham Alabama from the Vulcan Park.


A shot of the Sloss furnace in the middle. Taken from the website “Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham, AL. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces, with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks, offers a glimpse into the great industrial past of the South and our nation.”



Pictures from the front of Vulcan looking up. We took the elevator up and walked around the walkway up top.  Taken from the website “Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and forge, watches over all of Birmingham as a symbol of the city’s iron origins–and the ever-present spark of its indomitable spirit.”


A selfie taken at the top of the statue on the walkway.  It was not a place for people who are afraid of heights. The walkway was grated and you could see straight down.


The view from the parking lot.


A very small version of Vulcan at the Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham.

More pictures from my long weekend in Birmingham.

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