I’ve been cycling in Atlanta ever since we moved here in 2013. And while I wouldn’t call Atlanta the next Copenhagen, cycling infrastructure has been getting dramatically better throughout town.[Read more…] about The Peachtree Center Ave. Cycletrack in Downtown Atlanta
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Perkerson Park is nestled in the Capitol View neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta. Between the disc golf course, new playground, ballfields, old growth trees, tennis courts, and the nearby Metropolitan Library – it’s a hidden gem not too far down the BeltLine.
It even has a splash pad for kids and a new master plan coming up.
This photo is of the Taj Mahal. There are a few places on this Earth where seeing the place in person seems totally surreal. This is one of those places.
It is all that. And I’m thankful that I had the rare opportunity to see it.
We went hiking at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs, GA. It’s about a 20 minute drive due West of Downtown Atlanta.
As one of the 3 State Parks near Downtown Atlanta, it was pretty crowded on a nice Sunday afternoon.
The main hiking trail (Red) goes down to the creek and towards the ruins of an old textile mill.
It was torched by Union troops on their way to Atlanta in 1864. but remains in strikingly good condition (for a ruin).
The creek provides a beautiful backdrop and there are plenty of trails and forest to explore. Well worth the short drive.
Just up the street from my house there’s a music venue called “Grocery on Home” – and they have the coolest vintage ad for Coca-Cola on their building. It’s art.[Read more…] about You Know You Live in Atlanta When…Coca-Cola Is Art
This photo is from walk on the north end of Grant Park. It’s Atlanta’s original city park and home to Zoo Atlanta.
Even though the park has lost a lot of tree cover over the years, it’s still incredibly beautiful to walk through.
The Eastside phase of the Atlanta BeltLine was the first major section paved and open for business. The New York Times might call it a Glorified Sidewalk, but it’s a really huge deal for Atlanta. What a lot of people miss are the unseen components of the project.
Underneath the Trail, there are new stormwater and utility infrastructure that has dramatically improved living in the Old Fourth Ward. There is a zoning overlay that rewards and encourages high density living with commercial establishments – so there are actually people and things to do and see all along the trail.
In this picture, I’m actually using the trail to go via bike from my job in Midtown to my barber to my home in Grant Park. It will eventually extend all the way to my home via the Southeast Trail Extension.
We’ve been living at our new house in the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta for more than 7 months now. This shot is from our front yard looking down our street.
The Georgia DOT rebuilt the interchange between GA 400 and I-85. They added a couple of new flyovers.
It’s been a great as a car driver, but there’s also a hidden gem for cyclists and pedestrians. Underneath the flyover on state owned property, they’ve built a nice gravel running path complete with bridges over several creeks to connect Chesire Bridge Rd with Lindbergh – and PATH 400 one day.
It’s nice, new, and worth a visit. I’m also a huge fan of the DOT setting aside a small percentage of a car project cost to support alternative transportation. The relatively small amount of money invested goes so far with alternative infrastructure, especially when you can build it at the same time as the car project.
The Northside BeltLine is really close to our apartment in south Buckhead. It has a very different feel than the Eastside BeltLine. It was the first section, so the design is more of a prototype than a finished design. It also does not run through an abandoned rail corridor.
Instead, it meanders along Tanyard Creek. It has a lovely feel and connects several otherwise separate neighborhoods. It’s great for a run and it’s great for kids. As seen in the picture, there are two playgrounds and a huge field for dogs and frisbees.
I visited Atlanta Silverbacks’ stadium. It reminded me of a Minor League Baseball game. Super chill, cheap, up close action with pretty good players.
The Stadium is in an odd area where the most expensive cost is parking.
Updated – with Atlanta United, I’m not sure how long Atlanta Silverbacks will last, but they were fun while they lasted. They did show that soccer could work in Atlanta.
Atlanta is a city founded upon and built by railroads. But unlike a lot of railroad towns around America – Atlanta still is a town with railroads actually running through it. It has several Class I railroads running right through and underneath Downtown Atlanta. Here’s a few pictures I’ve taken of them.
Coal train emerging from underneath Philips Arena.[Read more…] about Photos of Atlanta’s Downtown Railroads
I took this photo somewhere in the Chattahoochee National Forest along the Appalachian Trail.
There’s a lot of outcrops and views in North Georgia, but I loved this view that highlighted the low, subtle, rolling ridges with the diversity of plant species.[Read more…] about North Georgia Mountains
This photo is from a warm summer evening at Turner Field. There are few things nicer than summer baseball.
These are photos taken of rural Georgia in Oglethorpe County.
There are 8 more…[Read more…] about Photos From The Rural Georgia Countryside
Various photos that I’ve taken around downtown Athens, Georgia before moving to Atlanta.