I continue my Tale of Two Cities: Atlanta and Toccoa. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven . . . .” â€”Charles Dickens
This weekend it’s Atlanta completely. And I have come to the conclusion that when I’m here, I need to photograph only “Atlanta” things. So, here’s the ceiling at the Abby at Westview. This little chapel is a very historical part of the city and because I often go there to check on Sarah Staley’s grave siteâ€”she didn’t have any childrenâ€”I end up photographing the many images that this place contains.
I really like this stairway that leads to the upper floor and
. . . the top of the stairway that offers such soft and dramatic lines.
Finally, here is a portion of the stained glass inside the chapel, which is rich with color and scenes from the Bible.
Silent care and benevolence but it’s not Sarah’s final resting place. I just loved the reflection of stained glass on their crib and took this photo.
Here’s Sarah grave siteâ€”much more humble and unmarked until I decided that it needed to be done about ten years ago. She’s buried on a lone hillside where other single grave sites from the early 1900’s are located.
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