Bartow : Dublin

An Unusual Ghost Town

Back Street, Bartow, Jefferson County, Georgia. In times of segregation the row of dilapidated buildings were the ‘black shops’, including a couple of eateries (where 25 cents would buy a sweet tea, piece of fried fish and corn bread), a court/justice house, a jail, a dry goods store and a metal workers shop.

In and Around Dublin

When Cid moved to Dublin, GA in 1996 it opened up so many new and fascinating road trippin’ opportunities. This particular mini-safari was to view and shoot some of her favourite places in and around Dublin.

Local Architecture

Piano1-1The Treasure Store

The mall consists of 10,000 square feet of display area with 50 vendors. It is a gathering place for locals and visitors who share an interest in antiques, collectibles as well as hobby and craft items.

For us, it’s a photographers paradise! Cid’s shot to the left made this dusty, crumbling relic of a piano (discovered in a back room) shine again … now that is a true treasure!

Check out the gallery below for other treasures that caught our attention that day.

Highways and Byways

Besides our love of shooting scenery on the road, we share a fascination for photographing abandoned buildings …

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Want to discover a unique view on the history of a community?  Walk it’s cemetery. These shots were taken in the Memory Hill Cemetery in Milledgeville, GA. Slave graves were confined to a distant corner, marked only by an iron bracket from which these chain links were hung, no name or date of birth or death. One chain link means the person buried here was born into slavery; two links, they were born and worked as a slave, and three means they were born, worked and died a slave.

Noose Shadow (Milledgeville, Ga)

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2 thoughts on “Bartow : Dublin

  1. I LOVE the photos of abandoned buildings, especially the one “after the cotton harvest”, which is really spectacular. Also the terribly moving slave grave markers. I too am attracted to abandoned buildings and graveyards. Strange how many of us are – haunted by these reminders of our own impermanence.

    • Bartow’s official website makes no mention of ‘Back Street’. Without the chance meeting of a local while we were taking our shots, we’d never have known it’s sad history.

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