For three hours we followed the trail through the woods. The scene was typical of Northeast Georgia this time of year; a leafless canopy of trees was over our heads while we walked on a carpet of damp leaves. The sky was clear and the sun shone through with relative ease. We would occasionally hear a mountain bike making its way up the road near the trail head, but other than that we had Chimney Mountain to ourselves as we headed for the top. My wife carried our lunch and water; I carried my Zeiss 20x60S image-stabilized binoculars.
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- The Douglas C. Allen Institute for the Study of Cities
- For many of us, Doug Allen shaped the way we look at cities. He structured our thinking and showed us how to analyze one town from another. And he did so in a way that was enjoyable and kept us wanting more. It wasn’t just his breadth of knowledge that captivated us, his students and […] Read more – ‘The Douglas C. Allen Institute for the Study of Cities’.
- Happy Birthday Thomas Jefferson
- In honor of T.J.’s 271st birthday on April 13th, I have compiled together some of the more interesting quotes and anecdotes I have encountered during my pursuit to understand this Sage of Monticello. Read more – ‘Happy Birthday Thomas Jefferson’.
- Twenty-Five Facts About Sir Edwin Lutyens
- I just finished reading Elizabeth Wilhide’s book Sir Edwin Lutyens: Designing in the English Tradition. The book serves as a good summary of the works and quirks that would come to define Lutyens’s career as one of Britain’s greatest architects. As I never read a book without marking it up with notes, I have assembled […] Read more – ‘Twenty-Five Facts About Sir Edwin Lutyens’.