On May 1st (or “May Day”) MARTA passengers on their return home from work were entertained by the presence of three young musicians playing at the Arts Center Station.
Food trucks from The Atlanta Street Food Coalition come in Midtown every Thursday to offer a wide selection of lunches. On April 26th, 2012, a large croud gathered under a sunny sky to enjoy a gastronomic opportunity, were surprised by the unannounced appearance of Baton Bob. Baton Bob has been selected for six years in a row by Creative Loafing as “Best street character”. Baton Bob came with 5 very talented musicians.
Atlanta’s East End is on the west side of the I-85 portion going thrown the downtown area. The closer we are to the highway, the more neglected neighborhoods are but despite their condition, we can still notice the presence of strong architectural bones left by past periods of prosperity when buildings were built to last and please the eye. Further west, where we find the Fourth Ward district, we see the fruits of historical preservation with the beautiful homes of the past being restored, with local businesses contributing to a sense of place, and buildings protected with the memory of Martin Luther King.
The album posted here start with buildings in the Fourth Ward district and ends with images from the neighborhoods close to I-85 where we can also find an urban garden and with it, optimism.