Monday, August 15, 2005

A Birmingham Landmark

If you've ever been to my neck of the woods, Birmingham, Alabama, surely you have at least seen the Vulcan statue.

Having lived here my whole life, I will honestly say that I really don't know what the excitement about seeing the world's largest cast-iron statue is. Never mind me, though.... it is still a very popular tourist site.

It had to be taken down of its pedestal several years ago for repairs. Many years of weather exposure and such had weakened the iron and it was feared that continued wear and tear would cause it to crumble. The statue was put back up on its pedestal piece by piece until it stood tall again looking over the city.

Maybe I'm a little jaded. Perhaps I should visit the new and improved Vulcan Park seeing as it has been over 10 years since I have been up there. Ya think?