A portion of Atlanta's much talked about Beltline project is not far from my little studio apartment and Piedmont Park.
Nearby Park Tavern
The entire path runs along 22 miles of historic railroad lines, which had been mostly abandoned and unused.
Contemporary furniture store, Cantoni, is adjacent to the Monroe & 10th Street entrance to the Beltline.
A mural by graffiti artist and Atlantan, Hense.
Gorgeous view of the skyline from the Beltline
Located directly on the path is the land of eclectic, the fantastic Paris on Ponce. The local business is kind enough to serve as a Beltline pit-stop with refreshments for both 2-legged and 4-legged travelers.
I suggest making a trip sooner than later, they are offering a rare 50% discount over at Scoutmob.
For some the Beltline may still be too unfamiliar and too urban for them to feel comfortable exploring. But we all know that you should never judge a book by its cover because you might just find yourself pleasantly surprised.
I feel inspired by the all of the passionate people who are working hard to make a difference in Atlanta with projects like the Beltline, it is one of the many reasons that I love this city so much.
I encourage you to lust for wonder in your life. Seek out places you would not normally go, look for hidden treasures, make a point to escape your routine for a little while.
All Wonderlust Photography by Jona Olivia.