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