I think most people would agree that one of the best aspects of Instagram is discovering amazingly creative strangers. And then lucky us, we get to follow along, watching their work grow day to day #atlanta photographer + artist Jason Travis @jtrav is one of those accounts I stumbled upon and have enjoyed ever since. Aside from his photos being awesomely skilled, they’re straightforward, colorful, usually a bit funny, and always beautifully human.
Thanks for following along, hope you have fun in Atlanta!
- Brianna @campwilson
On Sundays, stop by the Grant Park Farmers Market. You'll be surrounded by tons of local vendors and the freshest goods possible. While there I saw these two little dudes running through the rain huddled under a peach box and its probably one of the most #atlanta things I've ever seen.
The Isamu Noguchi playscape is a colorful world of reimagined play and art. Found in the heart of midtown at Piedmont Park.
Provide us with your color, Noguchi playscape!
(at Noguchi Playscape @ Piedmont Park)
Enjoy a beer with a friend @theporterbeerbar in Little 5 Points. A buddy of mine from high school recently opened @orpheusbrewing overlooking Piedmont Park and the Beltline. The Porter has “Atalanta”, a refreshing tart plum saison, on tap.
(at The Porter Beer Bar)
@centennial_park is a touristy area which has pretty fantastic sights and sounds. There’s a new civil & human rights museum, a giant ferris wheel, and my all time favorite tourist trap - The World of Coca Cola. Centennial Park was a huge attraction during the ‘96 Olympics and its always fun to see kids running through the fountains without a care in the world.
Southern Comfort is a honky-tonk trucker bar slightly off the beaten path. They have cheap beer, dancing, karaoke, and every now and then a huge ridiculous blowout show. Cole from Atlanta’s own Black Lips seen here.
(at Southern comfort lounge) (CLOSED)
A visit to Atlanta isn’t complete without trying the best popsicles in town - @kingofpops Steven & Nick have created quite a success story and are two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. They’ve created hundreds of flavors and in the winter they also run a Christmas tree business called Tree Elves.
(at King of Pops)
@octanecoffee is my pick for the best coffeeshop in town. I personally love the cheddar waffles with sorghum syrup and I eat them practically every weekend, provided by Little Tart Bakeshop. Wash it down with a caramelatto.
Manuel’s Tavern is an Atlanta institution. One of the oldest bars in town and rich with history. Little known fact: There is a chicken coop on the roof housing 24 chickens & one bantam rooster.
(at Manuel’s Tavern)
Ever since I first walked into @willysmexicana almost 10 years ago I was hooked. By far my favorite burritos around. They now have over 20 locations all over the Atlanta area so Willy’s is never that far away. When they cater events or business luncheons everyone knows its special day. You must try the queso dip!
@livingwallsatl is an annual conference on street art and urbanism that began here in Atlanta in 2010. Living Walls has built a platform for much-needed dialogue in the city. Here’s local artist @trekmatthews painting spiritual & geometric deities in Summer Hill.
Always reach for the sky! Arabia Mountain is composed of granite. Its kinda like Stone Mountain’s kid sister. There’s lots of rare plants to discover, a 12 mile bike trail, and amazing sunsets you’ll want to gram every time.
(at Arabia Mountain)
Meet Joe of @loveislovefarm He’s an organic farmer that grows vegetables on a two acre plot of land here in Atlanta, GA. He grows 100 different varieties within 40 crops. He markets his food through a CSA, as well as selling at the East Atlanta farmers market, and also to local restaurants. Love is Love Farms at Gaia Gardens is a great place to attend workshops or enjoy a field day out in the fresh air.
The Rufus Rose House was built in 1901. Its one of four Victorian mansions left on Peachtree Street. This is one of Atlanta’s most endangered historic places. It was home to a museum for more than 50 years but has now been empty since 2001, after it served briefly as headquarters for the Atlanta Preservation Center.
(at Rufus M. Rose House)
Thanks for taking a journey through Atlanta with me! Its been fun! Don’t forget to take a jaunt to the Jackson Street Bridge and catch a near-perfect glimpse of our Atlanta skyline. On any given day you’ll run into your neighbor, your boss, your dentist, and about 25 other people.