Front Door in Atlanta's Druid Hills Historic District

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    One Saturday morning in late June I decided to try out my new DSLR on one of the shaded streets in this beautiful area. If you click on the set to the right and run the SLIDESHOW in Full Screen Mode you can follow me up and down this street and get an idea of the architecture of the area.

    "Druid Hills is an upper-class neighborhood east of Midtown, Atlanta, in DeKalb County, Georgia. The planned community was initially conceived by Joel Hurt, and developed with the effort of Atlanta's leading families, including Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler. It contains some of Atlanta's historic mansions from the late 19th and early 20th Century. Druid Hills includes the main campus of Emory University, which relocated to Atlanta in 1914. Ponce de Leon Avenue bi-sects the community.

    Druid Hills was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and was one of his last commissions. A showpiece of the design was the string of parks along Ponce de Leon Avenue, designated as Druid Hills Parks and Parkways and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1975."

    Some find it hard to believe that this magnificent urban neighborhood was conceived and executed as one of Atlanta’s first suburbs. Yet it remains today essentially unchanged and was recently described by the U.S. Department of the Interior to be "significant as the finest example of late 19th and early 20th century comprehensive planning and development in the Atlanta area, and one of the finest period suburbs in the Southeast."

    There is a beautifully done Tour of Homes and Gardens each April during the peak bloomtime for the thousands of dogwoods and azaleas that fill the neighborhood. Here are some links:

    www.druidhills.org/overview/index.htm

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druid_Hills,_Georgia

    Ray Wise, nature photographer., and 26 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. ツJenVista✿GaLLeRiA JeNeSiS✿ 110 months ago | reply

      Lovely front door!
      Great shot!

    2. darko82 110 months ago | reply

      great! well seen

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    3. Christine81566 110 months ago | reply

      beautiful crop...i love the ivy.

    4. Leo 朱 110 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot .well done.

    5. {machel spence} aka..."mushroom queen" 110 months ago | reply

      Incredible shot my friend and thank you for the info. It was really quite interesting, I love historical stuff, so that was right up my alley! Have a great rest of the evening! m-

    6. ✿ Dreaming ... ✿ 110 months ago | reply

      This is amazingly beautiful shot dear well done and have a great day ~

    7. MarsW 110 months ago | reply

      Congrats on Explore - I knew this beauty would make it!!

    8. mau_tweety 110 months ago | reply

      Beautiful picture!
      EXPLORE ! Congrats!-))))))

    9. Robert Myer 110 months ago | reply

      Just saw this in Explore! Nicely done!

    10. inquisitive knowledge [deleted] 110 months ago | reply

      Thanks a lot my friend, one another fine photo, thank you again.

    11. inquisitive knowledge [deleted] 110 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called HOMER's ILIAD, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. inquisitive knowledge [deleted] 110 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called TRAVELS of HOMER ODYSSEY, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. [Christine] 110 months ago | reply

      Lovely - what a charming scene.

    14. inquisitive knowledge [deleted] 110 months ago | reply

      It is a joy having your photo with our group.
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      Please Tag your photo with "HOMER'S ILIAD"

    15. inquisitive knowledge [deleted] 110 months ago | reply

      This is a real Odyssey Photo !....
      Deserves 'Odyssey Reward' of TRAVELS of HOMER ODYSSEY
      BRAVO .....Thank you for posting.
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    16. unique parcel [deleted] 110 months ago | reply

      nice

    17. Toni_V 110 months ago | reply

      great composition . nice door :-)

    18. Rozanne Hakala 110 months ago | reply

      Nicely composed... and beautiful shot!

    19. ebruytm 110 months ago | reply

      It is a joy having your photo with our group.
      Homer's Iliad, Award
      HOMER'S ILIAD
      You have gained Homer's DIPLOME.
      Please Tag your photo with "HOMER'S ILIAD"

    20. pas le matin 109 months ago | reply

      cool central composition !! :)

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