Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May historic hike on Ponce de Leon

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 and crew
Tom, PBA interview, and the crew

Inman Park
steps to nowhere- surviving pieces of a former house along the PATH in Inman Park

Majestic diner

Sculpture honoring Sen. John Lewis's march to Selma
Lewis sculpture

Map of Freedom Parkway at sculpture

Clermont hotel and lounge- G.G. Allin stayed here

City Hall East
Former Sears Building (now City Hall East) where Ponce's natural springs were piped to a waterfountain years ago!

Ball field magnolia
famous Magnolia of center field in the old Crackers/Black Crackers ball field??

large Tulip Poplar
large urban Tulip Poplar facing Ponce

bling shirt
streetside bling for sale

Georgian terrace hotel
Fox theatre
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!!

UrbanHiking web monkey

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