Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Here's a nice little blast from the past - Downtown Tuscaloosa in the 20s or 30s.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Spiderwebs are particularly tricky to photograph if you're an amateur like me.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Cool rides at the UA Homecoming Parade
This one had animated stuffed elephants beating up various other mascots. It was pretty elaborate and very funny!
At some places, they play football...at Alabama, we LIVE it.
Truer words were never spoken. Roll Tide!
(Virginia, if you happen by my blog this weekend, I'm sorry. It will be over soon. Just hit the pause button on the player QUICK)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tomorrow is Homecoming 2009 at the University of Alabama - "A Return to Glory" is the theme. Here are some of the sights around campus today
Lawn decorations on Sorority Row, windows painted on the "strip", a city of tailgating tents on the quad, the Million Dollar Band practicing, wood piled high for the bonfire & pep rally tonight, and even a cute Bama scooter in front of the Locker Room store.
And, just in time, the rain has finally stopped and it actually feels like FALL. It couldn't be a better weekend in Tuscaloosa!!! ROLL TIDE ROLL!!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
You can hardly read it, but the sign says Belk-Hudson. This is on the side of the Mellow Mushroom building downtown, originally the Maxwell Brothers Grocery. We have a Belk in town now, but apparently many years ago, there was a Belk-Hudson. Belk is the department store that bought out Parisian a few years ago.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Here's an old ghost sign on the back of the Drake Printers (click to see their cool neon sign)building downtown. "Parsons-Persons Motors" Sadly, I couldn't get the entire sign in the frame as it is mostly in an alley and blocked by a newer building. This is also the same building with this ghost sign on the other side.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Here's the view on the drive home this week - EVERY DAY...Seriously. It's rained every day this week. Yesterday's fare included deluge followed by sun - hello steam - followed by deluge, and repeat. Seems the same is on tap for today. Oh well, the downpours make for good Sunday napping. Hope you're having a restful weekend!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
If posting around here doesn't pick up, I'll have to change the name to Tuscaloosa Tuesday Photo! Shame and a disgrace with no excuse other than, LIFE happens and frequently at the most inopportune times. So, with the photo well dry and the camera card empty, I submit an old postcard. Here's Broad Street - now University Blvd. - facing east toward the University of Alabama. The bank building from last week's post is in the center of the card. Click to enlarge for detail.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
It's hard for the younger Tuscalooosans to remember, but before the days of hotel chains, there were little roadside motels like the Bel Aire in town to accommodate travelers and game day guests. In it's heyday Alberta City (this section of Tuscaloosa) had several motels and restaurants along University Boulevard. You might remember the Moon Winx.
Click to enlarge this one to enjoy the great old sign and the vintage vertical flourescent light fixture.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
An old postcard image of the First National Bank on Broad Street (now Univ. Blvd.)
I believe the upper floors were apartments that faced 23rd ave.
Here's what it looks like today. It's DePalma's Restaurant. In the years between the bank and the restaurant, it was Adrians, which was a great women's clothing store.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
With all the
destruction construction going on downtown, I thought I'd better catch this old ghostly sign while it remained intact. The building it's on isn't in danger, thankfully. I just hope no one gets a bright idea to paint it.
Ken Mac, this one's for you in celebration of your speedy recovery!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
But I'm sure it will be lovely once it is all finished. Unexpected finds and old sewer lines have delayed the construction of infrastructure to support the new federal courthouse. The top two photos show University Blvd. facing east. Below are facing west and the new courthouse site.