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The View from the Club

Looking up (and through) at the corner of First Avenue North and Richard Arrington.

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The View From the Club

Formerly a 350-room lodging establishment on Second Avenue North, the Thomas Jefferson Hotel was once noted for “Southern hospitality at its happy, wonderful best.”  Referred to as “the pride of Birmingham” during the 1930s, the building has for years been … Continue reading

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Art Crawling with Mary Catherine Fehr

Walking into the club, the first thing I saw was Mary Catherine Fehr aiming her Nikon 3100 at a group comprised of Currie, Millicent, and Emsworth.  The latter two wore appropriate portrait expressions, but the corners of Currie’s mouth were … Continue reading

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The View from the Club

Upstairs at the Lyric Theatre.

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The View from the Club

The best men’s room graffito ever, but you won’t find it at the club.  Feel free to comment below if you know (or think you know) where this reassuring statement greets patrons in Birmingham.

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The View from the Club

Second Avenue North at twilight.

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The View from the Club

Transom, upstairs at the Lyric Theatre.

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The View from the Club

A nice spot of urban greenery on Third Avenue North.

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Dancing Through Downtown

Carrie stopped suddenly as we walked into the club a couple of nights ago, a perplexed look on her face. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “I don’t know.  Something’s just different about the place tonight.” A high-pitched peal of laughter came … Continue reading

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Restoring Greatness

Anyone who wonders why Birmingham is called The Magic City has obviously never seen our skyline after dark, I mused as I stood on the roof of the club. I like nights like this, when the urban darkness appears friendly, … Continue reading

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