Saturday, January 06, 2018

Pic(k) of the Week: Deepdene polypore

Deepdene polypore (02)

Polypores —fungi growing on a dead tree trunk— seen in Deepdene Park, in the Druid Hills neighborhood of the city of Atlanta and DeKalb County, Georgia, on 30 December 2017.

Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. (1822-1903) is the acknowledged founder of American landscape architecture. The term "landscape architecture" was coined to describe his work in creating Central Park in New York City. The success of that historic commission launched Olmsted into a career designing public spaces.

In Atlanta, his most visible legacy is a linear park system along Ponce de Leon Avenue, which he designed in the late 19th century. The six parks of what is now known as Olmsted Linear Park form the backbone of Druid Hills, the last suburb to be designed before his retirement. Within that system, Deepdene Park is a 22-acre woodland which Olmsted intended to provide Atlanta's growing urban population with access to a Piedmont forest.

Urban stream

  • More photos from Deepdene Park: 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 (except that yeast, vital to beer, is itself a fungus).
  • See the photo on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
  • This is the first Pic(k) of the Week for the year 2018. See a summary of 2017's entries: here.
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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