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The legendary Parliament Hotel

The legendary Parliament Hotel

Once *the* place to be in Birmingham (circa 70s), this hotel built in part by Dorris Day had fallen on hard times.


The Parliament

The Parliament

Stood right next to the garage where I park, and I often would imagine what life was like when The Bear and other star studded Alabamians wined and dined there.


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The hotel had been vacant for years and become a place for homeless people

The hotel had been vacant for years and become a place for homeless people

A recent murder prompted the owners of the land to tear it down -- actually imploding it,


I love the architecture

I love the architecture

And wish that I could have been saved, but it was apparently beyond repair.


The implosion took placed during the early hours of February 17

The implosion took placed during the early hours of February 17

No one was allowed to be anywhere near it


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View from my parking deck

View from my parking deck


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Looking out toward downtown Birmingham

Looking out toward downtown Birmingham


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At Gala 2008

At Gala 2008


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The world's most ridiculously cute child

The world's most ridiculously cute child


Leaves are fun!

Leaves are fun!


Grandma throwing the ball

Grandma throwing the ball


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Rocking the ski hat

Rocking the ski hat


Grandpa has a tricked out camera

Grandpa has a tricked out camera


Bring it on.

Bring it on.


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A boy and his dog

A boy and his dog


Kick!

Kick!


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Let me show you how we did it in the Clearwater for Youth League

Let me show you how we did it in the Clearwater for Youth League


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With Grandpa

With Grandpa


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