[Turn them loose with a little free time on their hands and they end up in the old Downtown Montgomery ALLEYWAYS - ]
On the way back from another necessary trip to Birmingham we decided to indulge ourselves and check out the Montgomery Wintzel's seafood restaurant location. I had been WAY BACK IN THE 1960's to the original location in Mobile [that's a story!] but had never been to one of the several new, updated Wintzels restaurants. By reputation and browsing the internet menu that it had to be at least wonderful. It was. We knew about the downtown restoration -a glimpse of the changes. Ted spotted the ALLEY -noted we might check it out-A first glance into the alleyway & I am retrieving my little digital camera. Our response? This setting is breathtaking- as we remember prior to this fabulous project it was nothing more than functional, utilitarian space getting you from point A to point B to take care of business. My take away from this little tourist walk through-Bring Family and Friends and stage some to die for photos-
|What a great spot for taking [staging] photos|
The scene with the lime green chairs was once [pre restoration] a utilitarian loading dock-
And the view with multiple balconies is now trendy loft apartments-
A bit of free time and they are roaming the city-yes, the Alley[s] in downtown Montgomery [Al]. Alleys- not what they once were.
|These tables line the center of one Alley-Do you understand|
SPEECHLESS/DROOL [that would be ME]
Yes, I know I am showing off THE BAR SCENE..just ignore that
and look at the brick work and the repurposing restoration-I
seriously doubt if it were this beautiful when it was first built or perhaps
the transformation gives us the new [or renewed] Appreciation for the
work -the craftsmanship, the vision.
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