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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts









SOPO, an Atlanta based bicycle collective, kicked off their 4th Annual Broken Hearts and Bicycle Hearts ride at their headquarters in East Atlanta. Hundreds of riders came out to compete in the city-wide alley cat style race. The manifest included a few Picov Andropov stops. Ok that's not what they are called, but just try saying it in a thick Boston accent while imitating a Russian accent, a la Car Talk. Then you had the usual throw a pie in your teammates face. It all ended at the Youngblood Gallery in the Highlands with a bike themed art show and all around party. Overall an awesome ride.

Being relatively new to this city it was great to go out and ride with a large group of people again. Atlanta spreads the bike-love on thick, mmmm mmmmm ... bike-love!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Raise Hell, Not Tuition




Hundreds gathered around the state Capitol building in demonstration. College students and educators came out to protest tuition hikes and raise awareness for the general state of disrepair that is the Georgia public school system.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I do food





Slices from Atlanta's culinary landscape.

Doc


This is Doc, a regular at the Southern Skillet in Roswell, GA. He comes here to eat every chance he gets. We talked about photography, his old Zeiss system and fried okra.

Rainy Day




A rainy day at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Center.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I spent today in the College Park area. This first photo is at the original Chik-fil-a in Hapeville, GA. This grown man is exiting through the door on the dwarf house section of the restaurant(dwarf house is the name Chik-fil-a coined this location). Why the first Chik-fil-a ever was built with a dwarf house is beyond me.



Winter, the owner of Poor Little Rich Girl is pictured at her vintage shop in College Park.


Today I met Rashid Nuri, leader of Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farms. He has worked with public, private and community based agriculture in over 30 countries. Currently he is working on spreading urban agriculture throughout Atlanta. This plot of land in College Park will provide food for the community and help educate people. Rashid stresses the importance of this type of education, especially in a time where our agrarian roots seem so foreign. More than ever we are living in urban areas, but as Rashid makes clear this does not mean we have to rely on corporate agriculture for food.

Monday, March 1, 2010

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