Built Environment Description

Inman Park is located on the east side of Atlanta and is Atlanta’s first planned suburb. The carefully constructed nature of the city is shown through the meticulous and planned tone and style of the neighborhood. You see both the rustic and gritty style of Inman Park juxtaposing the urban and suburban feel of the city and while both tones are drastically different from each other, they come together to give off a very modern yet inviting style. The city also composes of art, deliberate grit, and oddly the usage of nature. Everywhere you look you’ll see trees and foliage contouring the landscape and outlining all the contrasting elements of the city. Inman Park also has pieces of architecture that are very aged and have a more dated look to them and considering the city was planned and built in the late 1880’s, these older buildings still hold a harmonious theme to the city. The city was deliberately planned around open spaces and even to this day the city is very open and easily maneuverable.  You can access all parks and buildings with the ease of turning a street corner or just going down a simple flight of stairs. And while maneuvering the open streets you can observe the muted colors and red bricks of the city be juxtaposed with the bright and bold colors of graffiti sprawled all over the buildings sometimes to convey art or sometimes just to put a company name out there. This universal use of graffiti for both commercial and artistic use shows the lucid and bold tone of the city. The signage of the city is...

Digital Record of Inman Park #5

While there at the Krog Street Market, I stumbled upon a chocolate store that made their own batch in the building. The chocolate was artisanal and definetly reflected the type of small business mentality that the whole Market had. There was no big name companies there besides Jeni’s Icecream which is still an artisanal ice cream shop that has roots in Atlanta.  This chocolate stood out to me since it was made in Inman Park and a product of the modern tone of the...

Digital Record of Inman Park #4

Like stated before, Inman Park has a very contrasting feel to it. With one side of the picture being rustic and urban the other side shows a more modern and suburban feel to it. Many buildings surrounding the area show this modern appeal to it while also being surrounded by street art and grit. The two different sides don’t seem to clash at all but mesh together to build a cohesive mood to the...

Digital Record of Inman Park #3

This photo is showing the no parking signs and how most of the residents purposefully ignore the signs and still park as they please. This is another indicator of how accessible Inman Park is. People park where they please and even the law enforcement in the town don’t take the towing policy to heart making it seem like the whole town is in cohesion about accessibility. This parking structure made it very easy for me to maneuver around town without having to worry about where to park or how much I had to pay for parking since parking around town was all free and easy to...

Digital Record of Inman Park #2

This graffiti wall shows the three aspects of Inman Park all in one photo:art, city grit, and nature. All three components of Inman Park are shown harmoniously on this street with the art of the Koi fish being predominantly shown through. Throughout Inman Park, you’ll see purposeful art being splattered across many residential and  commercial buildings adding to the rustic and modern feel to the...
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