Colors of Atlanta: Inman Park

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Today I want to give you guys a very brief impression of Inman Park, another neighborhood that is accessible from the belt line. I like this area quite a bit because it is a very mixed area with lots of different people of different approaches, walks of life, income levels, etc: a very diverse neighborhood.

Inman Park has a lot to offer, both, in terms of architecture and entertainment. It has a few nice coffee shops, a (the!) king of pops store, restaurants and bars – and a cool neighborhood festival. From wikipedia:

Inman Park contains Atlanta’s best collection of residential architecture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Styles include Queen Anne, high-style Italianate and Romanesque mansion as well as smaller bungalows, shotguns, and foursquares. Inman Park was Atlanta’s first example of a garden suburb, with great attention paid to street layout, parks and other public space, and would inspire other Atlanta garden suburbs such as the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Druid Hills.

Below you can see the Inman Park neigborhood, south-east-ish from the belt line (the green curve on the left).

On my way to Inman Park I passed by a group of people doing yoga on the lawn next to the skate park – you can see the skate park in the background.

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Neaty aligned gas pipes with an #ibelieveinatlanta sticker. I am an absolute sucker for these raw utility elements, such as power lines and gas pipes stacked on top of residential infrastructure. It is as if they have been attached as a life support system.

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Red brick stones. Lots of those. Many of the older builidings, such as factories and warehouses are made out of red bricks giving a very unique look.

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A very cool pizza place with a nice atmosphere: fritti. Part of the restaurant is in something like a huge garage with large windows leading to amazing changes of light and the walls are full with colorful graffiti.

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The patio area of the Kevin Rathbun steakhouse at the (current) south end of the belt line close to Krog St.

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The last shot is actually not from Inman Park but the area around it – I took it on the way walk on my way back when going to Octane in Grant Park, which is further south.

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Thanks for stopping by — TSJ.

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