Tuesday, March 24, 2009

University Boulevard


This is University Blvd. heading into the University of Alabama campus from the east. The bike trail and posts are fairly new. To the right are the intramural athletic fields. If you click to enlarge you can see the lightposts with the "Crimson is..." banners. You can also see the road conditions. Univ. Blvd. traverses the city and turns into Hwy 11 North or the Old Birmingham Highway. It was originally big sections of concrete that have cracked between sections and been filled in with asphalt numerous times. Parts of it have been covered in asphalt, but the cracks somehow always come back through. When you drive it sounds like"gadump...gadump...gadump." When you're from Tuscaloosa, that sound reminds you, you're almost home. :)

6 comments:

Rose said...

You got the sound exactly right--it is amazing the things we learn from our blogging friends.

Jacob said...

The sound you mentioned sounds like most Minnesota roads! And a couple in Florida, I must admit.

So nice that they put in a bike trail! We need more of those!

gogouci said...

Boy, you really had to get out there for the shot.

ladybugeg said...

Hi...

I love your blog. I am a journalism student at UA and I have to write on various Tuscaloosa history. I was wondering if you had some good ideas for an interesting story. Could you email me if you do? My email is ladybug_eg89@yahoo.com. Thank you!

D said...

Rose - I know, I've learned amazing things since I started blogging!
Jacob - I'm glad for the bike trail too. I don't bike, but I get nervous dodging those who do.
Gogouci - I took this from the car. Thankfully, I wasn't driving at the time!
Ladybugeg - Thanks for your comment and interest. I'm thinking about ideas and will email you soon.

Anonymous said...

The sound of tires on University Boulevard said "almost home" to me, too. Thanks for the memory.