A Quick Visit to Macon, GA

April 6, 2014 Assignments, HDR, History 0 Comments

I drove down to Macon, GA early last week to photograph a property. When I was done I headed into downtown Macon and documented some points of interest around the city. I’ve passed through Macon many, many times over the years, but only on I-75 – I hadn’t ever seen the old downtown area. Like most cities that you pass by on the highway time and time again but never visit, it has more to offer than you might expect…

(I replaced the plain, blue sky in the image above with one that has some clouds)

Catholic Church in Macon, GAAbove is St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Construction was completed and the church was dedicated in November 1903, 14 years after construction began. The architectural style is Neo-Gothic, or Gothic Revival. (The original period of Gothic architecture spanned from the 12th century into the 16th century).

Georgia Sports Hall of FameThe Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Some notable inductees include Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, Dale Murphy, Phil Neikro, Evander Holyfield, Sugar Ray Robinson, John Heisman, Bobby Jones and Bobby Dodd (there are several Yellow Jackets in that list).

Downtown MaconThe view down MLK Jr. Boulevard from a parking deck. Macon is home to Mercer University and the Mercer Bears (whose basketball team just made it to the NCAA Basketball tournament for the first time since 1985 and then beat powerhouse Duke in the first round).

Highland Park Leasing OfficeSome properties are so nice that they almost photograph themselves. And other properties are a little more challenging. I’m actually finding that to be a good thing, though, because it forces me to look at buildings and properties from angles that I might not have otherwise considered. This was a small property and there wasn’t much variety – the buildings mostly looked the same. But the recently new landscaping and flower beds helped add a bit of color and the low angle helped frame the shot nicely.