The Sibyl Temple was originally built in 1929 as a garden gazebo at Vestavia, the Shades Mountain estate of former Birmingham Mayor George Ward. It is a replica of the Temple of Sibyl in Tivoli, Italy near Rome. It now sits atop Shades Mountain along U.S. Highway 31 at Shades Crest Road in Vestavia Hills, which takes its name from the former estate.
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Very nice. Nice commentary, too.
love this particular perspective, i find very interesting this context and your style in b/w
lovely view in B&W.
that bramble wall reminds me of a dream i had, there was a bramble like that grown in front of a door i was trying to get into 🙂 very neat shot!! dreamy even lol…. do you really like our possible new pad? doesn’t look too small to live in?
great details and b&w again.
It’s a fabulous POV, Rian, and perfect in mono. I’m also getting my education. Thank you.
Nice shot Rian. I like the framing
I like how you composed this shot to include the sign and the setting of the temple.
The fence curves around just right to enhance the shot. Well done.
Brilliant detail, composition and tonal range…a wonderful image!
I’ve been to the city many times and never knew about it. Works nice in greyscale.
beautiful b&w, rian. i love the dusting of snow over everything.
lovely. very, very lovely. wishing you a happy new year Rian.