On Saturday, May 2nd local librarian, artist, historian, and yard sale enthusiast Tom Zarilli led a group of 11 urban hikers on a wonderful historic tour highlighting Ponce de Leon and surrounding neighborhoods. This was another intallment of our themed hikes with guest speakers and was thoroughly enjoyed by all attendants!
Photo-journal of our walk:
Tom, PBA interview, and the crew
steps to nowhere- surviving pieces of a former house along the PATH in Inman Park
Sculpture honoring Sen. John Lewis's march to Selma
Map of Freedom Parkway at sculpture
Clermont hotel and lounge- G.G. Allin stayed here
Former Sears Building (now City Hall East) where Ponce's natural springs were piped to a waterfountain years ago!
famous Magnolia of center field in the old Crackers/Black Crackers ball field??
large urban Tulip Poplar facing Ponce
streetside bling for sale
End of the hike: Georgian Terrace and Fox Theatre
We all caught Marta back to the Inman/Reynoldstown station and walked the neighborhood streets back to Park Ground for a total time of about 3 hours. It was warm and muggy, but overall a wonderful tour- stay posted for information on June's themed hike- possibly a "Suburban Hike" on the Chattahoochee River!!
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