At first I though this was an angel, but then determined it is a bird, holding a book?
One way or the other, it is on top of the Montgomery city court building on Madison Avenue.
Vietnamese, since we were the closest station to the DMZ, about 10 miles inside South Vietnam.
I celebrated my 20th birthday there.
When I arrived at work at the Alabama Capitol Building this morning about 7:30 it was a crisp very clear day, with winds blowing the flags on top of the building and sunshine illuminating them too.
Here's a distant shot!
But look at them closeup!
Not a way to treat The U.S. Flag!
Happy to report that one of the three of the photos I submitted for this year's (56th Annual!) Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Art Show was accepted!
Last year the photo below was accepted...AND won 1st place.
We'll see how this year's shot does in the competition😎. HERE is information about the exhibit! (Update: turns out TWO of mine made it in, but I wasn't notified about the second photo in time to turn it in, and the first one did not win any awards!) Here is the one that was accepted, too late:)
(Opening reception/awards ceremony Tuesday, October 4, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
|Event Starts||Fri. Sep 24, 2021 05:30 PM|
|Event Ends||Wed. Oct 20, 2021 04:30 PM|
|Event Details||The exhibit is open from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.|
Regions Bank Lobby, 2nd Floor Mezzanine, RSA Tower Montgomery|
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36104 USA
(*Note: through a computer/operator error, I was originally informed that all three of the photos I submitted had been accepted. Virtually every person who entered received the same message. Oops.
Corrections came the next morning. Still, better one in than none. 😃
One of my oldest Night Blooming Cereus plants bloomed last night. Despite the fact that it is a plant right outside my door, I had failed to see it till just a day before! Here it is:
The blooms open late at night, and die with the morning sunlight. A light rain was falling last night.
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.
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.
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.
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