Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Goodbye Ghost Sign and Bands at the Barbecue

This is a good thing, the comeback corner called "2nd and Hosea" in East Lake thanks to the long term vision of the The East Lake Foundation.


I've been driving by this forlorn corner for years but never took a picture until the construction fences went up. This corner is going to be a Greater Good Barbecue. Bless them.

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I admired the exuberance of this place, property records say it was built in 1949. Who knows exactly what it looked like then?

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I can smell the BBQ. 

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They buffed it.


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Not what I thought they'd do.


But I can see why.



Let's eat.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Happy Fun Gables - A Victorian and Three Modest Contemporary Eyecatchers

I'm a kicky-color-gable-guy and there's no beating Victorians for that. But I'm very easy to please.


A yummy oldie in Inman Park.

But there are three newer houses whose show-off colors always catch my eye. All these are SOB (South of Buckhead). Can you do this in Buckhead? I hope so.

Are all three by the same designer? I think maybe yes. Anyone? Anyone?

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On my route from Oakhurst to Reynoldstown.

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On Hosea Williams in Edgewood. This will hide during leafy season.


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On Florida in North Ormewood Park.

(Mental note: How may "state" and "city" streets does Atlanta have?)

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On Rock Springs in Piedmont Heights.



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I'm following this one Ponce de Leon Place in Virginia-Highland by Artist / Designer William Rossoto. I'm waiting for the colors to come home. The gables are pretty kicky already with that triple tall-in-the-middle window.

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