When flying into Atlanta, you’ll notice three city-heads from the air: downtown, midtown, and affluent uptown
The Design Bloggers Conference was held at The Grand Hyatt,
seen in the lead photograph above, was a beautiful hotel.
Originally a small farming community, Buckhead grew into a bustling commercial center with high-rise apartments, condominiums and office buildings mixed in
with older homes.
Having original and remodeled homes still being loved and lived in since the late 1800’s is a testament to the people of Atlanta’s
“love of home.”
Nice to see that Atlantians care about their historical homes
and that not every old home needs to be torn down.
Taking care and having foresight to see that their city could be revitalized and modernized but still keep its personality is so important in today’s throw-away-mentality-world!
I was surprised to find so many Federal, Colonial and antebellum-style homes around Buckhead. They reminded me of the homes
I’d see when visiting my parents in Connecticut.
It was almost a dejá vu feeling!
I love this combination of homes, personally!
|an asymmetric Colonial style home in Buckhead, Atlanta|
|Evening skies over the Buckhead area of Atlanta|
A little history lesson for you…
Atlanta was originally named Terminus, a very apt name distinguishing the city as the Zero-Mile Post convergence for
four major railroad lines shipping goods from the area
to the mid-west from the 1830’s to the 1850’s. Hence, this is why
General William Tecumseh Sherman
burned Atlanta to the ground during the Civil War
(all except hospitals and churches, although hospitals
were ordered evacuated)
as the area was THE major distribution hub
for military supplies coming into the South.
After the war, as Terminus’s economy resurrected, a movement to rename the city grew and for a short time Terminus
was known as Thrasherville.
Shortly thereafter, though…
(and aren’t we all glad that the city was renamed?!)
|The western sky as I walked back to my hotel after the first day
|A little garden tucked away at the Grand Hyatt, Buckhead Atlanta.|
I love the feeling of this hidden gem of a garden ~
soooo serene, so ethereal!
Love the ferns and can you spot the Japanese pagoda?
|The Grand Hyatt Buckhead’s grand chandelier!
(wouldn’t you like to take it home?!)
I also met many great bloggers, a few of my personal favorite blogger mentors and I feel like I burned my way through Atlanta!
I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of
Atlanta’s Buckhead area.
Please click on the link:
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to read more about the DBC!
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