Hooked on Houses is hosting her "Hooked on Fridays" blog party; I hope y'all will click here and have look. Today, I'm hooked on touring Georgia's railroad terminals online: Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage by Steve Storey. I'm also participating in my 4th Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch!
Two nice Atlanta Tours this week: Claire Watkins of HighGlossBlue gave us a tour of Atlanta's Inman Park and Things that Inspire showed us a glamorous Atlanta mansion.
I just going to point to an online tour of Georgia's railroad terminals. There are 216 terminal / depots on the list, each a handsome, practical, sturdy, flexible credit to a community. Most are more than 100 years old. Nearly all have metamorphosed to new uses.
Because I have personally been a boy all my life, I suggest you show this to the boys in your house. If you are a Georgian, you can learn good bit of history and geography without reading a word.
[Zebulon, Georgia Flickr user: jimmywayne] terminal details
You own state has plenty of them. Some cities have big-time architecture:
[Terminal Station Macon, Georgia Flickr user: drivebybiscuits1] terminal details
But most are in small towns, often the best building building in town, sometimes they outlasted the town. They are classy even in decay and ruin.
[DeSoto, Georgia, Flickr user: Amber Rhea] terminal details
What better place for a Victorian tower than Ideal, Georgia?
[Ideal Train Depot, Flickr user: jimmywayne] terminal details
With fresh paint and fresh purpose, their dignity will delight us for another 100 years.
[Adairsville, Georgia, Flickr user: jimmywayne] terminal details
Hey, there are more that 200 more in Georgia.
Thanks so much to Hooked on Houses' "Hooked on Fridays" blog party.
Thanks to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.
. . . and a good time was had by all
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