I am a city girl. I love being in the middle of everything going on, I love to have multiple options for where to eat, what to do, I love having access to all the things Atlanta has to offer.
I have lived in Atlanta for almost three years, and obviously I have loved every minute of it. There is always an event, art show, festival, or gathering of some sort to go to. Spring and Fall almost every weekend there is some type of art, food, or music fest, and this visual journal page reflects one of those occasions.
If you have ever been to Atlanta you may have visited the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, High Museum of Art. However, that really only scratches the surface of the city. One of the best things about Atlanta are all the neighborhoods that surround it. East Atlanta especially has neighborhoods with character. You have Inman Park, Candler Park, the Virginia Highlands, Kirkwood, East Lake, Oakhurst, East Atlanta Village, Edgewood, Reynoldstown, Little Five Points, and Cabbagetown… to name a few… Each neighborhood has it’s own character, it’s own groove, and many of them have amazing parks, shops, and restaurants.
Every year Cabbagetown hosts Chomp and Stomp, a blue grass, art, and most importantly, chili fest. During the weekend festival the streets of Cabbagetown are literally overrun with chili venders. They range from people cooking grandma’s chili to restaurants with award winning recipes. All you need is a spoon, and you are good to go.
Another fun fact about Atlanta is the first Saturday of every month the High Museum of Art admits Fulton County residents for free, and it just so happened that this year Chomp and Stomp and free day at the museum fell on the same day.
Needless to say Nick and I took the opportunity to enjoy some free Atlanta fun that Saturday. We got up early, went to Chomp and Stomp, filled up on chili, local art, and good blue grass music. We then jumped in the car, and filled up on architecture, modern art, and Renaissance art with sketches by Leonardo Da Vinci. All in all it was an event filled, amazing day in Atlanta.
I like to think that I appreciate my city everyday, but that day, I was very happy with Atlanta. If you have never visited, or really taken the time to explore the nooks and crannies of Atlanta, you should do some research, find some festivals, and give it a try.
CHALLENGE: Create a visual journal page about your favorite city. It doesn’t have to be where you live, it doesn’t have to be in the United States, it doesn’t even have to be a place you have been before. Happy journaling!
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