I enjoy business travel.
Each time I leave home, and I have it in my head that I have to make it productive, worthwhile, and fruitful. That means doing my wurk and documenting it all. I especially love to go to a new city– somewhere I haven’t been before. I try to take my good camera on trips like this.
At the end of last month I went to Macon Georgia. It aa glorious, And had everything I liked–architecture, poetry bookstores, good coffee, and natural features of landscape and cultural history.
I stayed at a real Bed & Breakfast, mainly because it was cheaper than the chain hotel. I know it was a Bed & Breakfast because when I got there they said. “what do you want for breakfast?” and I was like “oh wow really?” and they were like “this is a bed-and-breakfast”.
As is my custom, I immediately set out for a bookstore that sold poetry. I took pictures along the way. This is a shot of a malformed set of bricks pulling apart from a solid set of bricks. There is a metaphor here.
“Stately” is a good word for a lot of the buildings. The heaviness of the plantation though.
The library was glorious. Going to a public library in a new Place is sort of like going to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting– you basically know the configuration but something is always different.
The Wi-Fi is sponsored by the Knight Foundation. Everywhere I go, there you are.
I like their street sign system— no matter which street sign you’re looking at, you know what corner you’re on.
This building is a part of an architectural restoration drive.
The real glory of Macon was nearby, at the Ocmulgee National Monument of the U.S. National Park Service.
First off, the Visitor’s Center is an Art Moderne masterpiece:
And the mounds are maintained with care and respect.
And here’s the whole set I took of my trip to Georgia.