Thursday, March 27, 2014

Signs, Signs, Take a Break

Selma artist Clayton Cogle's "Take a Break"  painting takes us back to the early 1900s
 when Coca-Cola Bottling was located in a building near Water Avenue
 and Lauderdale Street. The mural on the side of the building was refurbished,
 and you can view it HERE

Cogle's colorful painting is on display
at the Alabama Artists: Roots and Wings Art Exhibition
 and Sale at Carneal ArtsRevive. The show ends Saturday. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Evening at the Bridge

With Daylight Savings Time, darkness comes slowly to the Alabama River
 and the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It is after 6 p.m., and the sky is still blue!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Elvis at the Rock n Roll Diner

Imagine my surprise when I learned that Elvis was appearing live
 at the Rock n Roll Diner! Well, that is what the sign says,
 and sure enough, Elvis himself showed up at Henry Brick Company's booth
 at the Alabama River Chili Cookoff.

 His appearance was enough to get me "All Shook Up,"
 and I FORGOT to take his picture!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

J is for JUMP

The Dixie Flips gymnastics team JUMPED upon the balance beam 
as part of their routine at last weekend's Alabama River Chili Cookoff.
 The Water Avenue event featured all the chili you could eat
 plus plenty of local entertainment. 

Linking to ABC Wednesday where the Letter of the Week is "J"

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Our World, Selma by Southwest

Besides tasting dozens of delectable dishes, part of the fun
 at the Alabama River Chili Cookoff is touring the themed booths.
 This one by International Paper took us to the desert of the Great Southwest.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Dance-Off at the Cook-Off

Sparky and The Cow were crowd favorites for the final dance-off round
 at the Alabama River Chili Cookoff Thursday evening. Sparky won out over 
The Cow (who won last year). The event brought crowds to Water Avenue
 to taste all the chili they wanted from dozens of cookoff teams.
 Proceeds this year will benefit the Cahaba Center for Mental Health. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Historic Selma Pilgrimage

Pink camellia flags will be going up at Historic Selma Pilgrimage venues
 early Friday morning. Since all sites on tour (except Kenan's Mill) 
are in town this year, they will be easy to find!

 Pilgrimage Package and Day Tour tickets are available today only
 at group discount rates. Check the Pilgrimage Facebook page
 and website for more information.  

Monday, March 10, 2014

Singing the Blues

"Singing the Blues,"  an acrylic painting by Sarita Gish, caught my eye
 at the Alabama Artists' Roots and Wings Art Exhibition Saturday evening.
 The show and sale continues every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through March. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Art for Everybody

Based on last year's show, I would say there will be art for everyone's tastes
 at tonight's grand opening of the Carneal ArtsRevive
 Roots and Wings Art Exhbition and Sale. Doors open at 7.
This show features the works of talented Alabama artists
 in an historic building by the river.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

H is for HIGHWAY 80

Here is HIGHWAY 80 on Sunday afternoon in downtown Selma.
 Known locally as Broad Street, the Edmund Pettus Bridge 
anchors the east end. Downtown will be much busier this weekend
 and part of it closed to traffic due to the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee Festival.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

People on the Street 2

Keeping with City Daily Photo Blogs' March Theme Day of "People on the Street,"
 here's another. These men took advantage of warm weather and little traffic
 on Sunday evening to jog around town.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Theme Day: People on the Street

March Theme Day is here for City Daily Photo Bloggers,
 and we're posting "People on the Street."

Visitors to last year's Spring Pilgrimage enjoyed horse and buggy rides
 throughout the downtown venues, and it looks like they had fun!

Linking to City Daily Photo Blogs March Theme Day