Saturday, June 03, 2017

Pic(k) of the Week: Technicolor idyll

Technicolor idyll

There, in the background, is what is colloquially known as Postal Pond. Formed from the headwaters of Shoals Creek, the small man-made lake is located in DeKalb County, Georgia, on the former grounds of the Methodist Children's Home —built there in 1877.

The buildings and grounds, including the pond, were sold to the city of Decatur, Georgia, in April 2017. Greenspace is promised for the seventy-seven acres but warning signs of mixed-use development —endemic to the Atlanta-metro area— have citizen groups on high alert.

A generous citizen must have provided the table and chairs. No park authority here. The only thing missing was a packed picnic basket and a couple of beers. Inscribed on the edge of the table: "pack it in; pack it out."

  • Photo taken: 26 May 2017.
  • More photos of the pond and East Decatur Greenway: here.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of photos taken (or noted) by me, posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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