We moved to Grant Park and I've got railroad problems. I need quick ways, a pretty ways, interesting ways to cross the tracks.
Kind of fun for Architecture Tourists.
Let me show you.
Hill Street has a bit of a cornice, mosaics, and classical detailing with sidewalk colonnades.
Grant Street looks all minimal with the MLK Station's cantilever in the composition. There are usually walkers and bikers heading to MARTA and frequent urban campers. Wide unprotected sidewalks.
Boulevard has a grand run-up with Oakland Cemetery, Carrol Street, and the Bag Mill. The bridge's interaction with Dekalb Avenue featutes real pedestrian danger. Add MOMO's multi-tagged nearly ruined mural. It's the bridge of history, industry and drama.
Krog Street in a class by itself, pedestrians protected on a raised colonnaded balcony. There are usually people there and the view changes. When this opens as the BeltLine, who knows?
Moreland Avenue is US Route 23 and Georgia 42 with all the rights and privileges that pertain. The closest bridge to big box commerce and Five Guys. It has its own rush hour.
Oakdale Road / Whitefoord Avenue has its own MARTA station and TOD (Transportation Oriented Development) construction galore. Was one of my secret pre-move shortcuts but it's getting busy at rush hour with it's sneaky back way into the Edgewood Shopping Center.
Arizona Avenue is the bridge that's not like the others, industrial on one side and big wall on the other. Plus Hense and Lemon Lane.
Dekalb Place / Rocky Ford is the first gateway between Lake Claire and Kirkwood / Oakhurst.
East Lake Drive has it's own MARTA station and water tower and hey, we're in Decatur.
The tracks follow Dekalb Avenue:
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