“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

I took a nice long bike ride this afternoon and decided that I would split the photograph from the DOTS. Usually, I don’t have enough to warrant it, but the Confederate Cemetery I visited was just too pretty.

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But first, old Marietta Georgia.

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My trusty steed for this excursion is a little oversized, but it’s a great bike. Too bad it’s not mine. And the absence of a kick stand made getting off to take photos really awkward.

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Kennesaw House used to be four stories tall. When Sherman’s invading army burned Marietta during the Civil War, he meant to spare it but the top floor caught fire from neighboring buildings.

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This was just about the emptiest I’ve ever seen the Marietta Square aka Glover Park. Not even during a rare snowstorm was it this empty.

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As I continued south of the city along a relatively new bike path winding its way alongside the railroad tracks away from the road, I began to run into more and more joggers. The narrow width made avoiding them a little nerve wracking but I managed to avoid contact.

If you follow the path the opposite way you will eventually end up at the currently closed Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

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I barely even hear these long CSX freight trains anymore. That said I don’t believe I’d ever bothered to take a picture of one before.

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I finally arrived at my destination: the old Confederate Cemetery. I like the peaceful cedar canopy and winding roads but there were more joggers here than I anticipated. Perhaps even more than the larger national cemetery just on the other side of railroad tracks.

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And on the way back I wandered a little further along the alleyways between the old storefronts of the Marietta Square.

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Who is he hiding from?

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This old bank has a very interesting design with the large stained glass window and gothic arched windows.

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The Brumby Apartments are housed within the old Brumby Rocking Chair Factory complex. This view from the pedestrian bridge next to the railroad tracks doesn’t do the apartments justice, but it has remained faithful to its industrial past and contains some cool history. Some of the old factory windows are even still in place.

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A main road is recessed many feet below to avoid a railroad crossing.

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This curved brick stairway is an unexpectedly elegant solution for a rarely used delivery door.

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The fact that only part of the aircon unit is painted somehow bugs me. These brightly colored murals are a fairly recent addition.

That concludes this bike riding saga for now at least. What did you think? Which photo was your favorite? Considering very few of these were tweaked in post and my phone isn’t known for taking great pictures, I think these turned out well.

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