Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pulaski Street, Athens, Georgia

The day after Christmas, Boxing Day, was a pretty lazy day. However later in the day we went for a walk along another of the more interesting streets in Athens.



We started off at this impressive looking entrance to a church.


Initially, the houses are mostly old and probably with little insulation. many of them are painted in unusual colours.






I don't know why the large concrete blocks were stacked up.


The trees are mostly deciduous and somebody needed to get up there on the roof to clear them off. They block the gutters and drains.


Stairs to nowhere.


After a few hundred yards, the old houses start to give way to new houses.


This new house had very small windows. We presumed that this would minimize the heat in summer.




On our way back we noticed a couple standing there looking at the foundations of their new house.


The fence was interesting. It was primarily a chain link fence where black plastic strips had been threaded down through the chain links. It was quite effective.




In the left hand corner you can see a sign for REM. The band was formed here in Athens and you can read more about the music scene here.





Large shed for the Southern Cotton Oil Company. I suspect it is now used by an artists colony.



Passenger trains no longer stop at the Athens train station. A freight train passed soon after I took this photo.



Marianne remarked that this house would not look out of place in an Australian outback town.



We then walked into another section of modern 'eco' houses. 










This was a very interesting walk. I was quite surprised by the variety of colours and house styles.


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