GEORGIA/SOUTHEASTERN U.S.
May 24-25 2014
PART 2






GA 47 as it crosses the Legg Bridge at Clarks Hill Lake.






Southeast on GA 104 in Evans, GA. They have a Ronald Reagan Drive, of all things!




I-520 is a somewhat oddly-shaped bypass around Augusta. Here we're approaching the exit to Gordon Highway. Sesame Street has a Gordon.




Some construction at the Gordon Highway exit. They appear to be building a new ramp.




From I-520, this is looking down an unidentified road towards downtown Augusta.




Wrightsboro Road in Augusta. At right is a runway for Daniel Field, a general aviation airport.




Looking north from I-20 at Lake Oconee. This is yet another reservoir built by people. It was formed in 1979 from the Oconee River. The bridge you see is for rail.




North on Boulevard, a road in Atlanta. Incidentally, the no-cruising zone is unconstitutional under freedom of assembly.




North on Carroll Street at Boulevard.




Northwest on Boulevard.




Boulevard goes under this structure, which appears to have regular rail and an access road - plus a rapid transit line above that.




Emerging from the underpass. Elevated on the right and left are parallel roadways that access Decatur Street - which is up on the overpass and parallels the rail facilities. This entire setup is a mapface's dream!




Boulevard at Edgewood Avenue.




Boulevard approaching Auburn Avenue. The building at left is part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.




Southwest on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue.




Freedom Park honors 2 famous Georgians: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Jimmy Carter. It was also the home of the popular Occupy Atlanta after it was kicked out of Woodruff Park. Freedom Park is 1.5 miles long and winds through an otherwise built-up area of Atlanta.

In keeping with the roadly theme of this website, the sign has a map of the park. Freedom Park is centered on a road called Freedom Parkway. The park was established on land that had been cleared for a proposed freeway - I-485. As governor in the 1970s, Carter halted the unpopular freeway project. Freedom Parkway was built in the freeway's path in the 1990s.

A north-south freeway was also planned, and decades later, transport officials proposed reviving it as a 15-mile tunnel.




Auburn Avenue runs in front of Ebenezer Baptist Church - where King once pastored.




This residential stretch of Auburn Avenue is part of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.




This house on Auburn Avenue is King's birthplace.





West on Freedom Parkway approaching I-75/85. Freedom Parkway is also GA 10, and has some freeway touches - much like the ill-fated I-485 that had been planned in its path.




The ramp from Freedom Parkway to I-75/85 south.




The Georgia State Capitol as seen from I-20. It was built in 1889.




North on US 23 (Moreland Avenue) where Faith Avenue becomes McPherson Avenue. US 23 here demarcates the line between Fulton and DeKalb counties.

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