Thanks for sharing in my yardsale finds! You all sure loved that yellow tiered iron basket! I can’t believe all the comments on that one thing.Vulcan statue is a nostalgic icon here in Birmingham and Vulcan Park is a fun place to visit. I posted about my first time there last year. On Sunday, they celebrated Vulcan’s 104th birthday, so the hubby and I decided to go and take a peek. He had not been back since he was a kid, so he really enjoyed going through the museum and reading all about Birmingham’s beginnings in the steel and iron industry, which is what put them on the map.
This is a shot I took last year of the Vulcan tower and you can see the Vulcan proudly standing tall, at almost 60′. The iron statue was built originally for the 1904 St. Louis World’s fair, to advertise Birmingham’s steel industry to the world. This area used to be a big mining city.
A replica of Vulcan’s huge leg and foot, you can see how large it is.
A groundhog trying to get away.
And a buzzard. There was also a snake, but I don’t think I’ll be putting snake pics on my blog. You don’t mind, do you?
View from the top of the tower to downtown. Isn’t it pretty?
This is the perfect sized city, not too big and not too small.