Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day, Some "Foreign" Deaths in Montgomery

 These photos are posted this Memorial Day to honor the men from Britain and France who died during WWII flight training in Montgomery, as the first photo details.


 




Just as with the hundreds of thousands of Americans who died in that war, these men were mostly young, and were grieved by their families and friends. We remember all of them this Memorial Day. Some died on the same day, a possible indication of an airplane crash with multiple people killed.


 


HERE is the website for Oakwood Cemetery, where the military graves are located (right next to those of Hank Williams and family).

 

On the Oakwood website, you'll find information about a huge effort to clearly identify the names and dates of birth and death for the 36,000 other people buried there. Yes, they are seeking volunteers.

Clouds, Caught


 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Keeping Sunlight Out


 At the long-closed Alabama Searcy Mental Hospital.

Beautiful Dual Canterleavered Stairs




 These beautiful staircases at the main entrance to the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery are an excellent example of cantilevered stairs, stairs with no seeming support beneath them.

Horace King used his bridge-building experience in designing and building the double sets of stairs connecting the three stories of the 1851 Alabama Capitol.

 

 

(P.S. It's my new workplace---I'm a part-time docent, giving tours of the building a few days a week.) 

 

NOTE: Today, May 28th, is the anniversary of Horace King's death in 1885.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

In the Gallery....

  

For fans of The Montgomery Biscuits and of baseball in general, an installation in my gallery. The (foul) baseballs were gathered during my years at APT, in the parking lot of the stadium on Madison Avenue. Many of them ended up under my car parked in front of the APT building.

 

See more of my photography here:

www.timlennox.photos

Saturday, April 23, 2022

The Bus and Its Montgomery Terminal


 The Freedom Rides Museum in Montgomery is reflected in the windshield of a 60's Era Greyhound Bus restored by the museum and The Alabama Historical Commission.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

The Stairs at work

      I've become enamored with the wonderful double cantilevered staircases at the entrance to the Alabama State Capital in Montgomery, where I am now working as a docent.

     They were built in 1851 by freed slave Horace King---needless to say--with NO power tools.

Here are a few views:






Saturday, March 12, 2022

2022 Photo Competition!

 


Calling all photographers! The call is open for the Montgomery Photo Festival.
The Montgomery Photo Festival 2022 is now accepting submissions to this year’s exhibit. There will be $4,000 in cash prizes. Work may be submitted in any one of the following categories: color, black and white, alternative process, manipulation (digital or film).
The juror is Ms. Anna Skillman, owner of the Jackson Fine Art gallery in Atlanta.
Here is the link to the call:


Tuesday, February 15, 2022


 

Gallery Open Through Thursday 2-24-22

 

The Montgomery Cultural Arts Center, the city of Montgomery, and THE
MONTGOMERY art guild present: Positivity in the black culture and the community

Open through Thursday 2-24-22

Anita P. Folmar Gallery at the Montgomery Cultural Arts Center (formerly the Armory Learning Art Center)
1018 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, AL 


 

  

See the work on display online HERE

 

Monday, February 7, 2022

Choice: Pool or Ocean?


 Took this photo from a condo I was staying in along the Alabama Gulf Coast several years ago. The condo pool remains lit, as the sun begins to rise over the nearby Gulf waters.

See more of my photos HERE!

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

New Art Exhibit Open Now!


 

The Montgomery Cultural Arts Center, the city of Montgomery, and THE
MONTGOMERY art guild present: Positivity in the black culture and the community

Open now 

Anita P. Folmar Gallery at the Montgomery Cultural Arts Center (formerly the Armory Learning Art Center)
1018 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, AL 
 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Art Guild Show visitors vote my photo a winner!

 

"A Second Talk"

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Winner

One of my already award-winning photos has won another award, from visitors to the Montgomery Art Guild member's show, which closes after today. See my post at timlennox.com HERE.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Come On Sun!


 Sunrise on January 23, 2022. Temp is 20 degrees, "solar" lamp on the deck is frosted over, waiting for the sun!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

FireFlag 2019

A Flag files across the street from the Montgomery Fire and Rescue building on Madison Avenue, supported by two department ladder trucks.
 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

About Me

My photo
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
I was born in The Bronx, but have lived in Alabama since 1976. I semi-retired on April 30th 2019, the 50th Anniversary of my first (radio) broadcast. I have since started a Part-Time job as a docent in The Alabama Capitol Building.