Travel Update: Athens Art

*Que fiddles* Mel went down to Georgia, she was looking for a soul to steal..

Er… well, maybe just looking to go to grad school. My lovely and talented sister-in-law was recently accepted to graduate school in Georgia, so we figured we’d head down for a long weekend of exploration, food, and fun to get her acquainted with her new home.

Our journey focused on Athens, an adorable college town with enough intriguing shops and mouth-watering eateries to keep us busy for the majority of our explorations. In my next travel blog, I’ll highlight a few of our favorites.

But for this chapter, we’re going to focus on the beauty of the city itself.

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Athens, Georgia is a unique blend of old-school southern charm and new university construction. The city has a few seedier areas on the outskirts, so we stuck mainly to the downtown near campus. There you’ll find a collection of well maintained old brick buildings, converted throughout the years into housing, restaurants, and shops to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the lively neighboring campus.

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The campus itself is gorgeous, stone paths and well manicured gardens winding around regal buildings. The stone edifices are mostly new but built with a nod to older colonial styling. And best of all, the Molecular Biology building is shaped to look like DNA when seen from above!

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Molecular Biology Building- Built in three connected rounds to mimic the shape of a DNA double helix! Yay geeky excitement!

And of course, there was plenty of street art to keep my artist’s eye busy. Here’s a couple of my favorites!

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Happy Traveling!

 

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