United States
Birmingham

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  • Day6

    Piggly Wiggly!

    June 12, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    I have for a long time been fascinated with the Piggly Wiggly chain of supermarkets since first seeing it on Close Encounters of the Third Kind back in the 70s. Celebrating its centenary, this groundbreaking mostly southern chain was the first self service store in the world. They invented shopping carts, priced items and checkouts. The chain's mascot is a cute pig and tshirts and memorabilia with the pig's face on it are collectors items. So I was thrilled to be at the epicentre of Piggly Wiggly land.

    Inside it was a traditional small town grocery store but sold some tshirts and chiller bags which I snapped up.

    Wearing them the next day at Vulcan Park, I was asked where i got them from. There seems to be genuine fondness for the brand. One woman asked if she could take a picture. I gladly agreed, only to be disappointed when she asked me to turn around as she wanted the logo on the back. Oh well, will have to postpone my modelling days for a little longer.
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  • Day10

    Call Me Greenwall

    April 28, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    That makes no sense, I think I'm tired :P

  • Day8

    Birmingham

    October 17, 2020 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 66 °F

    Got to Birmingham yesterday evening. Didn’t have a clue what to expect. We checked into our hotel and turned around and went out for dinner. It was dark as in the sun was down.
    We set off walking to the restaurant that Caroline had picked. The walk was devoid of people or for the most part cars. Almost as if downtown Birmingham has been abandoned.
    We got to the restaurant and there were a few people seated. Bar staff were nice and my dinner was good. Caroline’s however not so much. I have learned this lesson. Don’t brine chicken. Makes the texture rubbery. If that’s a word.
    After dinner we went back to the hotels rooftop bar. Weather was perfect. Again giving the beautiful rooftop and weather one would think more people would be out. Not so! Very quiet. Early night then. Hooray
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Birmingham, برمنغهام, Горад Бірмінгем, Бирмингам, རྦིར་མིང་ཧམ།, Бирмингем, Μπέρμιγχαμ, برمینگم، آلاباما, ברמינגהאם, BHM, バーミンハム, ბირმინგემი, 버밍햄, Birmingamas, Birmingema, बर्मिंगहॅम, बर्मिङ्गह्याम, Birmingham i Alabama, Бермингхам, பர்மிங்காம், Бірмінгем, برمنگھم، الاباما, Birminhem, 伯明翰

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