Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Burber Roadtrip - Rome, Georgia

Mike and I jumped in the Burber, the name the Grandkids call my Suburban, and took off on a roadtrip last weekend.  We ended up in Georgia and visited Rome and Ringgold. 

While in Rome, we found an old Cemetery that is laid out on a large hill.  I had never seen a terraced cemetery on a huge hill like this and we had to check it out....lots of beautiful old statuary.  Notice the sign says that rubbings on the monuments is not permitted...I found that odd, as a lot of Genealogists commonly use this method and as far as I know does not cause any damage.  The pictures do not give a good indication of just how steep this hill was.

This is a view looking down from the very top of the hill.

We visited the Historic district and saw some beautiful old homes.

Love the wraparound porches on this Victorian.

Another wrap around porch.  Notice the attic window...would love to climb through and discover some treasures. 

One of the things I find so enduring and appealing about Historic neighborhoods is how peaceful they seem with all the old growth trees. 

I enjoy walking around and taking photos of the architecture.  These faces are on the Old Courthouse.

The Masonic Temple built in 1877 is an example of  Victorian Architecture- Second Empire Style with it's beautiful Mansard roof.   The Mansard roof  is characteristic of Italian and French Renaissance architecture and another beautiful example is the Philadelphia City Hall, as well as the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, NC. 

The Old Town Clock is perched on top of another hill close to downtown.  The clock was delivered to Rome on Oct 7, 1872 from the E. Howard Clock Company Of Waltham, Mass.  The clock was designed to sit atop one of the city water reservoirs. 

We stopped by Ringgold on the way home to check out their Down Home Day Celebration.  As you can see from the sky,the rain was just on the horizon, so we did not stay long.  We timed it perfectly as it just started to rain as we were getting back in the Burber. 

I'm joining Marla at Always Nesting for Woo Hoo Wednesday and Susan at a Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.  Click on the links to visit both of these fine ladies and enjoy the varied posts from party participants for some enjoyable reading. 

All The Best,
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Marie said...

Hi Anita - Great pictures! Luv those homes with wrap around porches. Although I have a small family in Rome, Georgia, I've never been there. It's a neat little town!

Nancy's Notes said...

What stunning photographs, all of them are truly wonderful! Thank you for sharing!


Anonymous said...

I love the photos, and the homes are so beautiful....Kathy

Theresa said...

Oh what a wonderful trip:) Sounds like a really fun day! I absolutely adore old cemeteries, would have love to been there to see this one! Love all of the old buildings and houses, oh my! Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing these lovely pictures!

Lou Cinda said...

I was also in Rome, Georgia last Saturday! Small World! We went to Home Depot and ate at Buffalo Wild Wings. We came from Leesburg, AL where we were staying with friends at their lake house!

Glad you had fun!

Lou Cinda :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Fab pictures, Anita -- LOVE those old houses; they all look so dignified, don't they?


Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo! Beautiful photos. I love "visiting" other places from the comfort of my own home in my jammies :) Thanks for sharing this trip on Woo Hoo! Wednesday.

Natasha said...

Gosh the architecture is amazing. I will have to add this place to my list of places to visit in the future. Thanks for the virtual tour!

Best wishes,

Shana said...

I love roadtrips and old cemeteries!!!