February 28, 2011

Theater in the Square

New on the outside and inside, the Theater in the Square is in its 29th season.

February 27, 2011

Cobb County Superior Courthouse

The new Cobb County Superior Courthouse was completed in January 2010. The Atlanta Journal Constitution published an interesting article about the design and construction process.

February 26, 2011

Woods Park

Located next to historic Old Zion Baptist Church on one-tenth of an acre. I was intrigued by this park because it is so small. It made me wonder what is required to be declared a park. I may explore that in another post.

February 25, 2011

Le Cafe Crepe

I came upon this restaurant while walking around The Square. It's located on the train track side near the GWTW Museum. The menu offers a good variety of crepes. Saturday night is Gourmet Night and reservations are required. I hope I can get my friends to join me for lunch or dinner. I'm looking forward to posting a review on Le Cafe Crepe soon.

February 24, 2011

Strand Theater

The Strand started as a movie theater in 1935 and operated as such until 1976. Ownership changed hands a few times over the next 67 years. The theater was vacated in 2002. The community rallied, a nonprofit group formed to restore The Strand, and it reopened in December 2008. Follow this link for more details on the theater's history.

February 23, 2011

Marietta - All-America City 2006

Marietta was the first Georgia city to win the All-America City award in 30 years. Toccoa won the award in 1976.

February 22, 2011

The Liberty Bell in Glover Park

Glover Park is the heart of Marietta Square. After the Cobb County courthouse burned to the ground in 1848, the land was donated to the city by Mayor John Glover. Read more about Glover Park and Marietta Square.

February 21, 2011

Marietta National Military Cemetery

I took an alternate route home from The Square, and I found the entrance to the Marietta National Military Cemetery. You can click on this link and scroll down for the historical information.

February 20, 2011

Here's the Church and the Steeple

As I walked beside the train tracks near the Square, I saw this church steeple in the distance. I don't know where this church it is, but this is a lovely shot.

February 19, 2011

Fun at the Fair

Every so often these mini amusement parks appear on this parking lot at the corner of Roswell Road and Cobb Parkway. It was hard for me not to go in for a Funnel Cake. But it looks like Father and Daughter are on their way to a fun time at the Fair.

February 18, 2011

Old Zion Baptist Church

Old Zion Baptist Church was established in 1866 by freed slaves who left First Baptist Church in Marietta where they had been slave members. Their first place of worship was an area set aside under trees, a brush arbor. Later, they built a wooden structure near the arbor, but that building was destroyed by fire. In 1888, this brick church was constructed. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

February 17, 2011

The Big Chicken

The intersection of Cobb Parkway and Roswell Road, and the place in Marietta from which most directions are given. Read about the history of this KFC location.

February 16, 2011

Marietta Diner

The Marietta Diner is one of my favorite restaurants. Everything on the menu is good. They also have fantastic mile-high cakes and pies. I took this picture from my car. I like the effect of the raindrops on the windshield.

February 15, 2011

The Herb Shop

Herbs, ETPS, EFT, reflexology, naturopath, and quantum biofeedback. I thought about going in, but I went for quantum gelato feedback instead.

February 14, 2011

Lovely Day

A lovely day to walk the dog around Marietta Square.