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He was so unappealing, his legendarily grumpy goddess mother known as Hera or Juno tossed him off of Mount Olympus as a baby, breaking his leg.Many in town have commented on Vulcan's off-kilter proportions and not-so-handsome face, but it goes with the territory for this homely Olympian.Ultimately, the pieces of Vulcan were gathered, and the mighty iron man was condemned to wear a giant pair of Liberty overalls as an advertisement at the Alabama State Fairgrounds until he found his current home atop Red Mountain.While delicate sensibilities may have prevailed regarding Vulcan's derriere, the same standards appear to have faded when the birthday-suited Electra was raised 20 years later with less of a stir.
The official name for the one-fifth scale replica of New York's version is "Liberty Enlightening the World." The former downtown Birmingham lady moved to Vestavia in 1989.
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