USA - Alabama trip report

 

USA - Alabama



A state in southern USA, Alabama is nicknamed the Yellowhammer, after soldiers' faded uniforms during the Civil war. Alabama is also the place where Reese Witherspoon goes to rekindle old romances.

 

Heflin

Heflin is traditional American small town with a population of about 3,000. It's slowly being abandoned with many people selling up and leaving so there's a very palpable stillness surrounding it.


 

Unclaimed Baggage Center

The Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro collects lost luggage from airlines, selling the goods to bargain-hunters with discounts of between 20 and 80 per cent. The place is huge, there's even a store map to help plan the visit. While most of the stuff is pretty mundane (except for the electronics section), some of the things people travel with and forget/lose is astounding. How do you lose a big religious portrait, misplace a gun, or forget a wedding dress?
There's also a daily Unclaimed Baggage Experience, where a customer is randomly selected to open an unprocessed suitcase.


 

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