Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oakland Cemetery

I am trying to figure out my new layout. I wanted to post larger pictures and it's giving me a bit of trouble centering, but I shall prevail, somehow. Below is a picture from Oakland Cemetery,the oldest in the Atlanta area. It's a popular place with locals and tourists alike. Less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta, a hidden treasure, a secret sanctuary, welcomes you. This garden cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place of many of Atlanta's settlers, builders, and most noted citizens like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and Maynard Jackson. It is also a showplace of sculpture and architecture, and a botanical preserve with ancient oaks and magnolias. Here in this peaceful place the full scope of the city's rich and fascinating history unfolds before you. From a hilltop in Oakland Cemetery, General John B. Hood watched the Battle of Atlanta, and nearby lie soldiers from both sides who died in it. From that point you will have one of the best views of Atlanta's growing skyline, and you will begin to understand the people who came together to make Atlanta what it is today.


DesertHen said...

That is a lovely photo. Love the angle you chose to take it at.

JAN'S PLACE said...

Love the picture .. I just did a post about the Fort Walla Walla Cemetery 1856.. great minds think alike huh!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Just gorgeous!!!! Looking good around here. Looks like you got it all figured out.