When I entered the gate to Stone Mountain Park this afternoon I didn’t know I would be riding the Summit Skyride’s Swiss cable car to the top. The attendant told me that today was their anniversary and it would only cost me “1/2 a buck.” What a deal – how could I refuse. The cable car towers more than 825 feet above ground taking you to the top where you can see the Atlanta skyline and more.
Just as I clicked the button to take a photo of the carving the blue cable car passed by.
Today’s anniversary brought music to the top of the mountain by the Atholl Highlanders Pipes & Drums USA. Let me introduce you to “Geno and Janice. “
The afternoon sun in my face made it hard to photograph the Atlanta skyline along with the haze. I’m surprised this zoomed one turned out because I could not see what I was doing.
View just above the walk-up trail. It’s a great path to take instead of taking the cable car.
Some saw the view while others took photographs. One girl in shorts talked on her phone the entire time.
Here’s Snow Mountain. It comes every year during the holidays.
Now, back on the cable car before they close for the day. The sun will be going down soon.
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, November 28, 2012
Sometimes you don’t have to travel far to photograph liquid when it is frozen. Even though it doesn’t snow much in Atlanta, it does get cold and ice forms around water fountains in front of the mall.
These are my ice sculpture photographs taken on December 28, 2010, one of the coldest days in winter.
Note: This posting is inspired by Ailsa from Where’s my backpack when she asked everyone to create our own post and title it “Travel Theme: Liquid”. I hope everyone likes mine.
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, November 27, 2012
“The Bag Lady of Boston” by Mary Gilmartin
The Bag Lady of Boston walks the streets during the day and at night she hopes to find a warm place to sleep.
Where she is going nobody knows.
Most days the temperatures in January is freezing, but her body does not feel the cold.
Underneath her donated coat she wears layer after layer of clothing.
The streets are her friends.
Here is where she lives and here is where she says she will die.
After all it’s been her home since she was eleven.
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, November 26, 2012
What better place to be than outside today. Life is good.
The view overlooking the lake at the Lakemont Golfing Course in Stone Mountain Park.
The sign in front of this tunnel: “Slow Tunnel – Lakemont 1st Tee Clubhouse”
It almost looks like a desert with mounds of sand in the middle of the parking lot.
A walk out on the bridge to see the Riverboat.
The “Henry Grady Riverboat” is docked with no private charters today.
Nice view of the back deck…if only, I could board.
This riverboat is three stories high.
Written and photographed by Mary Gilmartin, November 25, 2o12