Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Featured on the National Register of Historic Places, built in 1943.
"Designed by architect Don Buel Schuler a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and built with WPA money, the pool was one of the finest in the state. The poured concrete bathhouse features a unique design of intersecting circles and arcs. The wading pool contains a delightful art deco fountain. Closed since the 1980s, the City of Tuscaloosa is developing plans for its restoration."Historic Tuscaloosa
In 2005, the plan was to reopen the building as a transportation museum. I'm not sure where the City is with its plan. The bathouse still sits vacant, boarded up, and the pool filled in with dirt. Tomorrow, I'll show you the fountain.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Downtown Revitalization Project includes facade facelifts for older buildings that were deemed worthy of keeping. If you click to enlarge, you can see the original brick in the alley. I'm not sure if they cleaned and painted the front, or added new brick, but it's a different color.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
These daffodils obviously didn't hear the Groundhog's forecast for 6 more winter weeks. Buds are budding, birds are singing, the sap is risin', yippee! Of course, it's freezing this morning, but spring can't be far behind these yellow lovelies.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I'm not a fish fan, but people who are love Chuck's Fish downtown. Charles "Chuck" Morgan, the man for whom the restaurant is named, was a Civil Rights Era lawyer and activist and recently passed away. The restaurant is owned by his son. Sometimes they feature live music and often have specials combined with events at the Bama Theatre just down the street.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I love Valentine's Day. It's probably the chocolate, but anyway....
I crocheted this heart garland last week. The pattern came from Cindy at Skip To My Lou. I followed a pattern AND I actually finished a project in a reasonable amount of time, remarkable.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I took this pic on the drive home last night at sunset because I liked the flags waving pretty much straight out. It was very windy, and COLD. I almost deleted it because of all the other junk in the photo that I couldn't crop away. Again, bad photography on display. But then I noticed the cool light streaks at the bottom. Other people do it on purpose and it's an effect. I did it and have no idea how! Must be the hhhh...eeee...sss...iii...tttating shutter speed on the nighttime camera setting.