•   elizakmac Nice shot...from the manly wing of the museum! He - and trusty steed, of course - look like they could jump right into the painting from that angle. 3w
  •   lilstar89 Cool pic! ๐Ÿป 3w
  •   thethirdconrad @elizakmac Thank you for the compliment! I thought the same thing :) 3w
  •   thethirdconrad @lilstar89 Thank you! So many beautiful sights to see at the BMA! Makes me wish I could paint or make bronzes... well I could but they'd just look like they were made by drunk 3 year olds while riding donkeys in the dark ;) 3w
  •   lilstar89 Hahaha true, its so beautiful anyway and you're welcome!! 3w
  •   elizakmac You're welcome! The BMA is one of my favourite spots! 3w

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  •   elizakmac I never knew there was such a thing as grave architecture until I wandered through Oak Hill. Those vaults are eerily beautiful. 1mon
  •   thethirdconrad @elizakmac Very interesting and eerily beautiful indeed! 1mon
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  •   lshoaf I always see this cemetery and want to explore! 1mon
  •   thethirdconrad @lshoaf let me know and I'll be your guide 1mon
  •   lshoaf Yay! 1mon

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thethirdconrad Another angle on yesterday's #eerie #birminghamalabama #sunset from #redmountain with some slight color editing in this case. #instasunset #darkskies #thunderstormsunset 2mon

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thethirdconrad The photo still doesn't do justice to the strange colors of the #birminghamalabama sunset this evening right before the #thunderstorms #Alabama #sunset #instagrambham #thesoutherncollective #thesouthernfront 2mon

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  •   tfromtifton I want to visit this statue the next time I'm in Birmingham. 2mon
  •   thethirdconrad @tfromtifton Absolutely. Access to the park is free. But if you buy a ticket to go into the observation tower in the daytime you can use the same ticket to come back after dark and see the changed view. 3w

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thethirdconrad Another photo from yesterday's kayak trip. In the 19-teens one of my Granny's 2nd or 3rd cousins wrote a novel about this area while he was at Harvard and termed it "This Green Thicket World." I cannot think of a better description. #thisgreenthicketworld #alabama #valleycreek #Cuttocotchee #creek #outdoors #thesouthernfront 2mon
  •   rollertrain Did you read it? 2mon
  •   thethirdconrad I did. It was rather scandalous for the time period in a conservative, rural southern area. And many characters were loosely based on real people (many relatives), so the book made some people, including family, mad. Hahaha The main character was the author's grandfather (my great x4 uncle) who apparently thought the book and the controversy were just great. It has lots of fascinating descriptions of the area at that time in history. @rollertrain 2mon
  •   rollertrain That's amazing! Is it in print anywhere? I love that title 2mon
  •   juleshansek @thethirdconrad I would love to read that! Let me know if I can find it in print or online. 2mon

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thethirdconrad Got to my parents' place #Toadvine #Alabama in time for a Friday evening kayak visit to one of my favorite places in the world. In fact, this kayak's first time in Valley Creek aka the #Cuttocotchee. My childhood stomping ground. 2mon
  •   melinda64 @thethirdconrad it's so nice going back to hometown. West Jefferson / Dora is mine with relatives all around Toadvine, Oak Grove, Allosnce, Praco (all houses moved). Enjoy your visit! 2mon
  •   baulch That looks like a high quality afternoon sir! 2mon
  •   orthoeli Definitely looks like a great time 2mon
  •   ritondomom Great pictures. My oldest daughter lives near Dallas Tx in Gun Barrell, Tx. When someone asks me where she lives they laugh. I have never heard of Toadvine but I am not laughing. Kinda like it. 2mon

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thethirdconrad The skies always seem more beautiful in #CalhounCountyAlabama and #AnnistonAlabama #skies 2mon
  •   tzodom Almost felt like I was traveling on this road when I first glanced at this photo! 2mon
  •   thethirdconrad @tzodom Thank you for the compliment! 2mon
  •   regina_sparks_fisher I was born on Fort McClelland. Have lots of family in Jacksonviile/Anniston area. Keep the great pics coming!! I miss my home state!!!! 1mon
  •   thethirdconrad @crochetharvest Ah very cool! Thank you for the compliment! Will do! 1mon

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thethirdconrad Three of the most important ladies in my life. @ebb1170 My beautiful (on the inside and outside) little sister teaching her prodigy how to blow up balloons (and let them go so they fly across the room) for a surprise celebration luncheon for my mother at my place. #makinghappymemories 2mon

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thethirdconrad A great start to #MemorialDayWeekend at a close longtime friend's heated pool in #JacksonvilleAlabama with the sun and the #birminghambusinessjournal and a cookout afterward, and lots of laughs and good conversation throughout #southernlife 2mon

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thethirdconrad A great-great aunt's souvenir from #precommunistcuba back in #1935 #havana #cuba #coconutshaker #80yearsold 3mon

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thethirdconrad No Mother's Day would be complete without a long walk with my mother through her extensive flower gardens. #laboroflove #flowergardens The picture doesn't do it justice. #ArtistOfFlora 3mon
  •   melinda64 @thethirdconrad Toadvine near Alliance, Oak Grove, Maxine & all the other small towns? If so - I grew up not far from there & have relatives still. Beautiful picture 3mon
  •   jill_clymer WOW looks like one fabulous garden! So pretty! 3mon
  •   lptoadvine Wow! I'm seriously impressed! 3mon
  •   heygidget That's amazing. It looks like ... I don't know ... England or something. Just beautiful. 3mon
  •   thethirdconrad @melinda64 Yep! The same! We may know some of the same people. Thank you for the compliment 3mon
  •   thethirdconrad @jill_clymer Thank you for the comment! It is. She has always had a true passion for it. 3mon
  •   thethirdconrad @lptoadvine I'm sure she would share cuttings and plants with you when you're in Toadvine sometime if you wanted a garden tour when you're visiting your family. 3mon
  •   thethirdconrad @heygidget thank you! You could do the same thing in your empty lot next door :) 3mon

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thethirdconrad This sign hangs on a fence at a gas station fence in #SylvanSpringsAlabama where I stop for gas en route to my parents' house sometimes. It fell out of the sky here the day of the big #Tuscaloosa #tornado a few years ago. This gas station is about 50 miles from where the sign would have originally been in Tuscaloosa. 3mon

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