Inside Sloss Furnaces: photo gallery of cool industrial artifacts and details

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Photos by Cameron Balentine for Bham Now

As a relative newcomer to Birmingham, I still find Sloss Furnaces fascinating and strange. The sheer scale and size of the stacks and structures never fail to impress, but it’s the details, the random industrial stuff inside that captures my attention every time. Check out my photo gallery below, click on pics to enlarge.

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Rare Yellow Cardinal in Alabaster has captured the hearts of Alabamians this week

Yellow Cardinal
Photo via Facebook by Jeremy Black

Bham Now  readers have likely been seeing this beautiful and rare Yellow Cardinal all over their social media feeds this week .  The rare bird has  captured the hearts of Alabamians and is about to go national with a feature story by  the National Audubon Society.

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Revelator opens Sweet Jon’s ; intimate, personal cafe in Homewood’s old Octane

Revelator
Photo: Mary Fehr ,www.mfehrphotography.com.

Maybe you have noticed that Octane in Homewood on Central Avenue isn’t…well…isn’t Octane any more. Southern coffee powerhouse, Revelator, owner of Octane, made some changes and  opened an intimate, personal restaurant called Sweet Jon’s Café. 

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Birmingham’s Rojo has won the 2018 Restaurant Neighbor Award for the state of Alabama

Rojo Birmingham
Rojo owners Laney DeJonge and Clark Lopez

According to a news release from Rojo, the popular restaurant in the Highland Park area of Birmingham, has won the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s 2018 Restaurant Neighbor Award for the state of Alabama.

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UAB to demolish 7 buildings on campus; list and ideas for replacements

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UAB Towne House, photo via Pat Byington, Bham Now

As you drive around the southside of downtown Birmingham, it seems every building belongs to UAB. You’ve probably seen a few outdated buildings on the UAB campus that just don’t compare to the sleek, new and improved ones.

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