Driving Downtown - Birmingham Alabama USA
Driving Downtown - Birmingham Alabama USA - Season 1 Episode 7.
Starting Point: 20th St
Highlights include 20th St - 6th Ave - 17th St - 1st Ave - 23rd St - 2nd Ave - 3rd Ave - 4th Ave - 5th Ave - 6th Ave - 19th St - 18th St - Rev Abraham Woods Jr Blvd - 22nd St.
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama. The city is the county seat of Jefferson County. The city's population was 212,237 according to the 2010 United States Census. The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of about 1,128,047 according to the 2010 Census, which is approximately one quarter of Alabama's population.
Birmingham was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, through the merger of three pre-existing farm towns, notably, former Elyton. It grew from there, annexing many more of its smaller neighbors, into an industrial and railroad transportation center with a focus on mining, the iron and steel industry, and railroading. Birmingham was named for Birmingham, England, UK; one of that nation's major industrial cities. Most of the original settlers who founded Birmingham were of English ancestry. In one writer's view, the city was planned as a place where cheap, non-unionized, and African-American labor from rural Alabama could be employed in the city's steel mills and blast furnaces, giving it a competitive advantage over industrial cities in the Midwest and Northeast.
From its founding through the end of the 1960s, Birmingham was a primary industrial center of the South. The pace of Birmingham's growth during the period from 1881 through 1920 earned its nicknames The Magic City and The Pittsburgh of the South. Much like Pittsburgh, Birmingham's major industries were iron and steel production, plus a major component of the railroading industry, where rails and railroad cars were both manufactured in Birmingham. In the field of railroading, the two primary hubs of railroading in the Deep South were nearby Atlanta and Birmingham, beginning in the 1860s and continuing through to the present day. The economy diversified during the later half of the twentieth century. Though the manufacturing industry maintains a strong presence in Birmingham, other businesses and industries such as banking, telecommunications, transportation, electrical power transmission, medical care, college education, and insurance have risen in stature. Mining in the Birmingham area is no longer a major industry with the exception of coal mining. Birmingham ranks as one of the most important business centers in the Southeastern United States and is also one of the largest banking centers in the United States. In addition, the Birmingham area serves as headquarters to one Fortune 500 company: Regions Financial, along with five other Fortune 1000 companies.
In higher education, Birmingham has been the location of the University of Alabama School of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Alabama) and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry since 1947. Since that time it has also obtained a campus of the University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham (founded circa 1969), one of three main campuses of the University of Alabama System. It is also home to three private institutions: Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, and Miles College. Between these colleges and universities, the Birmingham area has major colleges of medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, law, engineering, and nursing. The city has three of the state's five law schools: Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham School of Law, and Miles Law School. Birmingham is also the headquarters of the Southeastern Conference, one of the major U.S. collegiate athletic conferences.
Places to see in ( Birmingham - USA )
Places to see in ( Birmingham - USA )
Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama. With more than 1.2 million people in the metropolitan area, Birmingham is the cultural and economic heart of Alabama. In much of the world, Birmingham is best remembered as the site of racist violence, bombings, and nonviolent protest in the 1960s, when the city was still racially segregated by law. Visitors today are often surprised to find a pleasant green city of ridges and valleys, with many attractive views and friendly, hospitable people.
From its founding through the end of the 1960s, Birmingham was a primary industrial center of the southern United States. Its growth from 1881 through 1920 earned it nicknames such as The Magic City and The Pittsburgh of the South. Its major industries were iron and steel production. Major components of the railroad industry, rails and railroad cars, were manufactured in Birmingham. Since the 1860s, the two primary hubs of railroading in the Deep South have been Birmingham and Atlanta. The economy diversified in the latter half of the 20th century. Banking, telecommunications, transportation, electrical power transmission, medical care, college education, and insurance have become major economic activities. Birmingham ranks as one of the largest banking centers in the U.S. Also, it is among the most important business centers in the Southeast.
In higher education, Birmingham has been the location of the University of Alabama School of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Alabama) and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry since 1947. In 1969 it gained the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of three main campuses of the University of Alabama System. It is home to three private institutions: Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, and Miles College. The Birmingham area has major colleges of medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, law, engineering, and nursing. The city has three of the state's five law schools: Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham School of Law, and Miles Law School. Birmingham is also the headquarters of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Southeastern Conference, one of the major U.S. collegiate athletic conferences.
Birmingham occupies Jones Valley, flanked by long parallel mountain ridges (tailing ends of the Appalachian Mountains) running from northeast to southwest. The valley is drained by small creeks (Village Creek, Valley Creek) which flow into the Black Warrior River. The valley was bisected by the principal railroad corridor, along which most of the early manufacturing operations began. Suburbs in the Birmingham–Hoover metropolitan area :
A lot to see in Birmingham Alabama such as :
Oak Mountain State Park
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Red Mountain Park
Moss Rock Preserve
Alabama Splash Adventure
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
McWane Science Center
Vulcan Park and Museum
Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Kelly Ingram Park
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
Treetop Family Adventure
Birmingham Civil Rights Historic District
Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
George Ward Park
Birmingham Audubon Society
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
Cahaba River Society
Railroad Park Foundation
East Lake Park
Trussville Parks & Recreation
Cahaba River Walk
Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens
Ross Bridge Parkway
Homewood Central Park
Homewood Parks & Recreation
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Georgetown Lake Park
Liberty Park Lane
Hoover Inverness Nature Park & Trails
( Birmingham - USA ) is well know as a tourist destination because of the variety of places you can enjoy while you are visiting Birmingham . Through a series of videos we will try to show you recommended places to visit in Birmingham - USA
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Eastwood Mall - Birmingham, AL - A Deadmalls.com Presentation
Pulled from the Deadmalls.com archives, we present to you a last look at the Eastwood Mall in Birmingham, Alabama.
Driving a 7000 mile circle across the United States for the last week of June 2004, Brian and Pete stopped in a couple places to catch the local dead mall scene at the time.
A Walmart Supercenter now sits on the site, as well as a strip of smaller stores, the usual types found at these types of centers. T-Mobile, Starbucks, and Party City are a few of the current tenants. Across the street, Century Plaza was dying, too and today is completely sealed up after closing in 2009.
This is exclusive video never-before-seen elsewhere. Clips of this video are featured in the documentary film Malls R Us, which showcases Deadmalls.com and our cause.
Video © Brian Florence, Deadmalls.com. All rights reserved.
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GHOST TOWN: Fort McClellan, Anniston, Alabama (PART 1)
Filmed at sunrise at the abandoned part of Fort McClellan Army Base in Anniston, Alabama.
DJI Phantom 2 Drone, Zenmuse HD-3D Gimbal, GoPro Hero3 Black (1080p 30fps, Medium), No FPV was used.
Big thanks to Aux Verba.
Click this link for my photos of Fort McClellan:
**Please do not bring any more of your Monsanto or other contamination talk to my video. Go somewhere else to discuss your misinformation. This video was made to reflect on the positive times that were had at Fort McClellan over the years. Thanks! -R**
Edited with Sony Vegas 10 Platinum.
Music: Say Something by Aux Verba
THIS IS IN BIRMINGHAM?!
Irondale, AL, USA
Music: Right Away, Great Captain
Intro: Ryan Rust (Music by Bryan Steele)
Logo: Sheffield Leithart
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Birmingham's “Uptown” Entertainment District at the BJCC.
Johnny Ray's BBQ Restaurant Birmingham AL - Pelham, Oak Mountain
City of Riverside Alabama
Come visit the beautiful city of Riverside Alabama.
Hayes Fun Video Technologies
Driving through Anniston's East Side -- Anniston, Alabama
Driving through the East side in Anniston, Alabama. This was shot in November. The leaves already had their Fall color.
For information about listing or selling a home in Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville, or Calhoun County, contact Annie Brunson, broker, at Buyer's Edge Realty. or 256-525-0213.
Cape Cod Family Vacations Fun Things To Do WIth The Kids
Are you planning a Cape Cod family vacation? Watch this short video to get some great ideas on fun activities to do with the kids. Bayside Resort is the 2009 winner for Best Cape & Islands Resort Hotel from Cape Cod Life Magazine.