A Photo for Friday

"Inside Sloss"

Inside Sloss

“Inside Sloss”

November 21, 2018

Birmingham, AL (Sloss Furnaces)

This photo is tangentially related to a footnote in my post about Brookside. Sloss is now a literal monument to Birmingham’s past as a center of mining and ore refinement.

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Andy says:


    You may already aware of this, but if not, I’m sure you’ll be interested:


  2. flat earth luddite says:

    Atmospheric. Evocative. Visually fascinating, at least to me, Dr. T. I’ve worked in similar settings, and this takes me back. Thanks!

  3. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Geometrically rusty. I love it.

  4. CSK says:

    The composition is great.