King Monument in Oakland Cemetery

King Monument in Oakland Cemetery

The King Family (no relation to MLK) Monument in historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta

As I’ve said many times, Atlanta is one of the most beautiful cities in the world – especially during the spring. This image was taken at Oakland Cemetery at the height of the spring bloom this year. The monument is the burial location for the prominent Atlanta family of Clyde L. King. There is no relationship with the more famous Atlanta family of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Clyde King was the owner of the King Plow company which manufactured equipment from the turn of the century through 1986. His factory has now been reclaimed as an arts center in Atlanta’s emerging art community. A great explanation of the King Plow Arts Center is found on their website – “King Plow Arts Center is pleased to serve as a model of adaptive reuse of historic structures and a catalyst for the proposed Marietta Street Arts Corridor. King Plow is the largest center of its kind in the city and has become a significant part of Atlanta’s Arts community.”

I think I like this image because it’s a fusion of the history of my hometown and her inherent beauty. It’s shots like this one that make me realize how proud I am to be a native Atlantan. Enjoy.

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