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.
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.