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Here are some of your thoughts on the pandemic, 2.5 years later

A sign at Bridge Street Town Centre in Huntsville, AL when stores reopened in July 2020. (Kelly Kazek) Businesses closed in March 2020 near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to try to prevent its spread. I gathered photos from local places to have my own record of this strange time and I wrote several… Continue reading Here are some of your thoughts on the pandemic, 2.5 years later

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You need to see Reed Books and Museum of Fond Memories

Reed Books and Museum of Fond Memories, Birmingham, Ala. (Kelly Kazek) I’ve written before about what I would grab from my house in the event of a fire, besides any humans, pets and important documents, of course. The main thing would be my signed copy of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which was a birthday gift… Continue reading You need to see Reed Books and Museum of Fond Memories

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See Miss Electra, one of Alabama’s giants, up close

In July, I took a quick road trip. I was randomly driving around downtown Birmingham and came across one of my favorite Alabama giants: Miss Electra.  She is perched atop the historic Alabama Power Building, which is a work of art in its own right. I pulled over to take a photo of Electra, although… Continue reading See Miss Electra, one of Alabama’s giants, up close

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Photos from Birmingham’s iconic 16th Street Baptist Church

I was in downtown Birmingham yesterday taking some photos when it occurred to me I’d never taken my own photos of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, one of the most iconic sites of the Civil Rights Movement and a place of tragedy and resilience. I decided to rectify that. Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham (Kelly… Continue reading Photos from Birmingham’s iconic 16th Street Baptist Church