Sunday, 15 November 2009

Sunday Snaps 8 - Georgia On My Mind

It’s Sunday and so it must be Sunday Snaps time! Today I am going back to some photos taken in Dori’s home state of Georgia.

These pics were all taken at Stone Mountain Park, which is said to be home to the world’s largest piece of exposed granite. The first picture shows one side of the top of the mountain which features a relief carving of three figures – Generals Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It is the largest bas-relief in the world, measuring 90 by 190 feet.

This second shot was taken from the top of the mountain, which can be reached either by foot or, for the less adventurous smarter, via a cable car which provides a great close-up view of the relief carving on the way up. If you look really closely at the photo you may just be able to see the Atlanta skyline some 16 miles in the distance.

Stone Mountain Park is some 3200 acres in size and has a number of attractions other than the mountain itself, including a railroad that encircles the top of the mountain, a riverboat, laser show, woodland walks, a campground, demonstration crafts, a 4D theater and shops and restaurants. This last photo shows the main thoroughfare of Crossroads, a recreation of a small town of yesteryear.

I love this place – do go visit it if you ever get the chance.

If you look closely at the final picture, you may just be able to make out some Christmas decorations and trimmings on some of the buildings. This is because I took that photo when I was visiting Dori for Thanksgiving, back when we used to live on either side of the Atlantic before we got married. Which brings me to the reason for posting these pictures today – we are going back for Thanksgiving again this year! Woo Hoo! We are both so excited to be going back “home” for a week. Be sure that we will both be blogging about our trip in the upcoming weeks. Now, got to go – got plenty of packing to do!


A Valdese Blogger said...

Have a good trip!

jacqueline said...

How exciting! I love Stone Mountain. My first visit there was many years ago when my husband and I were dating. . .we went to see the Laser Show. I'm about to leave Dori a note...Enjoy your trip! :-)

Brit Boy said...

A Valdese Blogger

Stone Mountain is a great place and quite the dating venue apparently :) We are both very much looking forward to our Thanksgiving trip. Thanks for the good wishes.

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