#abandoned
Back in the 1930's this castle was rumored to be headquarters for Nazi spies. Later it was converted to apartments then abandoned. Really unique place to be found in the middle of Birmingham. Aaaah Back home! Mountain Brook is were it all began for me many moons ago!
This image is of Truly the best view of the city is from Crest Road.
FYI, This is NOT a spot that locals ... or local Law Enforcement want a bunch of tourists visiting. The small one way street only runs about 1000 feet and no stopping is allowed. The street is closed with a keypad locked gate after 7 p.m. I parked down the street and walked up just before 7 p.m. for this shot.
Please be aware that in this part of town there is a lot of affluence and Local Law Enforcement is VERY serious about protecting its community... If you look out of place they will find a reason... dig? I just love this Signage ! Old School Pin up style.
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Day 22 - Driving through Birmingham Alabama. This is the largest cast iron statue in the world. It dipicts Vulcan the Roman God of fire and forge. The Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham, Alabama, reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry. The 56-foot tall statue depicts the Roman god Vulcan, god of the fire and forge. It was created as Birmingham's entry for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 World's Fair) in St. Louis, Missouri. The statue is the world's largest iron-ore statue, and among the nation's tallest.
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Locals say Saw's is one of -if not THE- best place to get BBQ in Birmingham. A classic dish is BBQ pork on top of cheese grits and greens, topped with onion rings. Wash it down with the classically over-sugared sweet tea, and you won't get much else done in your day! Delicious and authentically Alabama.
For more in Birmingham, see A wooden nymph landscaping at Birmingham Botanical Garden  The Gardens on 69 acres of beautiful manicured and woodland landscape! Truest a place to visit On a cold December afternoon I enjoyed a Hot Toddie In Mountain Brook at this little neighborhood whiskey bar, Dram. Upstairs is Avo, more contemporary. Knowledgeable bartenders making classic drinks. The food was Fabulous ! Tried the Bison Burger, Bison Chili, and deviled eggs. A great place to relax and spend a few hours reviewing your latest images or relaxing with a friend. While its casual... This is still Mountain Brook so if you want to mingle don't dress like a hobo.
#cocktail 🍹#BarLove Birmingham, AL. August 30, 2016. Beautiful, continuous flowing fountain at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. #AquaTrove Reflecting Lily Pool at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. #AquaTrove
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Get an overview of this hotelSuburban hotel with restaurant and outdoor pool

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Outdoor pool
Business center

Location

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Alabama Men's Hall of Fame and within 3 mi (5 km) of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Vulcan Statue. Samford University and Vulcan Park and Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a business center.

Room Amenities

All 140 rooms provide conveniences like microwaves and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, phones, and ironing boards.

Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Homewood

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Homewood features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a business center and a meeting room. This business-friendly hotel also offers complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Homewood is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Total number of rooms - 140 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Television 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

The Bistro - This restaurant serves breakfast, dinner, and light fare.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9 and USD 14 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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