Today, the husband and I decided to see if a little crooked road that appeared to be a short cut to a town we often visit for doctor’s appointments and shopping would be a true short cut or because of its crookedness would be a longer route. It is a beautiful day in NW Georgia and it seemed like a fun summer day drive. I grabbed my camera and a couple of bottles of water and off we went. About 50 miles, 159 photos and one hour later, we are back home. We learned that mileage wise it is a short cut but because of the twisting and turning road, it will take a bit longer, which is what we suspected but it was a good excuse to take a beautiful drive along a long and winding road with some fun photo ops.
Famous Barnsley Gardens…you can read part of the story and see some other photos at BNOTP. Susan recently did a nice photo tour and recounted much of the history of this lovely resort, mansion ruins and restored gardens.If you check out her post, please leave a comment and let her know I sent you.
Part of the Barnsley world class golf course…
This is the country though and zoning is done a little differently here. Not too far from this beautiful resort is a very interesting junk yard…there was quite a variety but I only managed a shot of this as we passed by:
Along our little crooked roads (it turned out to actually be more than one) we found this enormous new house being built. It must be at least 10-11,000 square feet. It’s difficult to tell from the photos, but try to imagine the size based on the huge construction dumpster that is in front of the house.
And there’s more in the back…A breezeway connects the main house to the smaller house in the back…a guest cottage, a pool house or the servants’ quarters perhaps?
I do a good bit of jelly and jam making in the late summer so I am quite familiar with the trademark on this mail box. I had no idea that the Ball Corporation had a plant nearby…