Birmingham, AL, US
My favorite walking route is along Altamont Road, which sits atop the crest of Red Mountain and provides some of the best views in Birmingham. The majority of the road runs through Altamont Park, an undeveloped green space that, oddly, houses a WW1 cannon (topic for another time). Just past the cannon the sidewalk begins, passing by diverse, interesting houses - some hanging off the side of the mountain and others perched halfway down. Each one exhibits a different style, vibe and era, and I’ve included some of my favorites in this illustration. Throughout the mile-long walk, I enjoy gazing at the beautiful cityscape vistas of downtown Birmingham.
This is the route to my favorite castle that I often go to. It takes about an hour from my house to that point, which is a good walking course :) What is depicted in this illustration is the things I found along the way. The route is a little bit complicated and I often get lost, so I always use them as "guides" to reach the castle.
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This is an interpretation of the neighborhood in Illinois where I lived from the ages of eight to eighteen. There were these two subdivisions right next to each other, both of which had the word "lake" in their names. The more upscale subdivision had big, carefully landscaped lake, but ours was a murky borrow-pit pond next to the highway. And yes, I did have that serious look on my face for most of my childhood.
I worked on this in an attempt to learn more about the Abbey. Hopefully I can take a trip to visit next year- I am pretty sure I will be speechless walking through this much history- which says a lot, coming from a well-documented big-mouth.