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Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, GA

I woke up on a beautiful Saturday morning and had no plans other than going downtown to a friend's yard sale. So the first thing that I did was grab my camera bag and head out of the house. I knew I wanted to take some photos but wasn't sure where. After browsing through the great yard sale items, I asked my friend if he knows any places close by that I can snap a few pictures of. He brings up Oakland Cemetery which is only about a mile away from his house.

Photo by lomogregory

Upon arriving at Oakland, I am immediately blown away with the beauty of this old cemetery. The place is huge to say the least, and only about 5 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Unlike other attractions around Atlanta, Oakland is a place where you’re free to enter and explore. They do offer walking tours for around US$10, if someone wants to learn more information on the cemetery itself.

Having spent just about an hour walking around, I was only able to explore a fraction of this place.

I would recommend this location to anyone living in or planing on visiting Atlanta. There are awesome Mausoleums, Gravestones, Skyline views and famous residents (Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones) as well.

Oakland Cemetery website

written by lomogregory

6 comments

  1. fornoise

    fornoise

    Great colors and contrast! What camera and film did you use?

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  2. lomogregory

    lomogregory

    Thanks for the compliments! I used a old Minolta Hi-Matic G camera (going to be writing a review on it soon) loaded with Fuji Provia 100 and cross processed.

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  3. pfenya

    pfenya

    Absolutely love Oakland - it is such a great place to explore and take pictures.

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  4. basho

    basho

    Nice!

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  5. rtkenmore

    rtkenmore

    I loved wondering this cemetery when I lived in Atlanta. Wish I had my Lomo camera's back then. Great shots.
    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  6. donicea

    It really is a great place! I took lots of pictures when i visited but that was before i had my Lomo :( Maybe I'll go back now that i have it.
    over 2 years ago · report as spam

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