It's always so awkward to read about Atlanta or Georgia in something like the New York Times. I cringe when I read quotes like, "We are excited to bring Milan and New York right here to Buckhead."
I have to disagree with the writer claiming the Governor's Mansion is one of B'head's grand old homes. It's not! The house that was there b/f was a grand old house, but they razed that for the governor's mansion. I've got to let the rest of the article sink in! ;)
Wasn't the Gov. Manse built in the 1960's? It is grand in the sense that it is large, but old? I guess in Atlanta, that term is relative.
Very interesting article. I had forgotten about that crash at Orly, and had never really thought about its implications on the cultural establishments of the city.
I think the Gov's mansion is like Greek Revival on steroids--not a good thing. And West Paces has turned into the McMansion center of the world. I can't wait to walk out of Hermes one day with my kids (after I have some), and say "I can remember when this street was bars as far as the eye could see!"
I thought that was an interesting point too. We have always been told that Atlanta has an art scene because of the Orly crash, not a stunted one in spite of it.West Paces has had some TERRIBLE additions in the past few years, but it still has some of my favorite houses in Atlanta.My friends and I were probably the "girls gone wild" they refer to in the earliest bar scene days. I am glad that as soon as we grow out of that phase, they tear it all down for high end shopping. Bring on the Prada store!
very beautiful..thank you for posting, I think I gotta make it down there.
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