Atlanta Area Cemeteries

About three years ago, I developed a strange fascination with photographing cemeteries. My curiosity isn’t stimulated at all by morbidity; rather, I’m enthralled by the architecture, monuments, and overall beauty that most cemeteries hold inside.

 

Greenwood Cemetery

1173 Cascade Rd SW

 

Greenwood is probably the most diverse cemetery in the Atlanta area.

It contains distinct Greek, Jewish, and Asian sections.

 

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Oakland Cemetery

 

248 Oakland Ave SE

 

Established in 1850, Oakland is the oldest cemetery in Atlanta, and it survived the Civil War. At over 88 acres, Historic Oakland holds the graves of several notable individuals, including Margaret Mitchell [author of Gone with the Wind], Bobby Jones [professional golfer], Joseph Jacobs [creator of Coca-Cola], Maynard Jackson [first African-American mayor of Atlanta], and many others. The cemetery regularly holds family events, such as Sunday in the Park, and is a favorite spot to walk the dog or get some exercise.

 


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Rose Hill & Riverside Cemeteries

 

Riverside Drive, Macon, Georgia

 

These two cemeteries [established in the late 1800s] coexist in close proximity to each other & a nearby river. Both are filled with exalting flora, rolling hills, and breathtaking monuments to those passed on years ago.

 

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A Tour of Atlanta

I have a love/hate relationship with the Capital of the South, ATL, Hotlanta, the City that’s too Busy to Hate [ha!], whatever you want to call it, that I’ve been living in for the past year. Yes, traffic and panhandlers are as bad as you’ve been told, but the city has a few charms. I can never resist my addiction to going to the High Museum on the first Saturday every month when there’s free admission. I love strolling around Downtown, Midtown, and Piedmont Park when it’s cool enough, with my camera wrapped around my arm. And of course, it’s delightfully entertaining to watch the crazies that walk the streets at all hours of the day.

Downtown.

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the Jimmy Carter Center.

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Atlantic Station.

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the High Museum of Art.

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the Georgia Aquarium.

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Little Five Points.

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Piedmont Park

It’s hard not to find something to photograph when Atlanta’s largest park holds countless events throughout the year, including the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Green Market, the Peachtree Road Race, free concerts & movies, and so much more. If you’re in the area, check out Piedmont Park’s website to find out about upcoming events.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

These were taken at the “Big Bugs & Killer Plants” exhibit that’s still going on now through October.

You can visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s very amusing website for more information.

 

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Flowers from Assorted Southern Locales

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