Reorganization/optimization of Blog

Overall, my blog was very scattered and disorganized. There was no real structure or format. I only knew how to make posts and was oblivious to tabs and menus. I have now added, menu tabs to organize my post. I have created a tab for Projects,  Unit 1 and Unit 2 assignments, and Class Prep. I have also changed the color scheme, added photos, and added a calendar.I have also changed the layout. The background is white, I think that this makes the website look crisp and clean as well as open and inviting.

Discussion Question on Unit 2 Reading

“Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination And Segregation Through Physical Design Of The Built Environment,” is a great article. I actually really enjoyed reading it. I feel that it is something that many of us do not think about, but it is something to consider espcially when discussing racial oppression. Architectural limitations should be just as important as social limitations. My question is how can we make this issue more relevant?

Focused Built Environment Description- Inman Park

A contemporary home in Inman Park
The lilac house in Inman Park
A traditional home in Inman Park
Apartments in Inman Park

Inman Park Neighborhood is one of Atlanta’s first planned neighborhoods. It is known as the “Garden Suburb” there are lots of trees and flowers. Although it is a huge area with lots of shops and restaurants.; there is also an amazing array of homes. There are several different types of houses all of which carry their own personality. There is a range of architecture. Some homes are newer and look more contemporary and sleek. They are huge glass windows, and untraditional stairways made of stone. Then there are some that are old-fashioned and authentic. Those have a traditional entryway with concrete stairs and porches painted white. The houses are made of shingles that are painted countless vibrant and dark colors. There was one house, in particular, that is painted a bright lilac color. One aspect that truly draws one’s attention, is the way the homes are arranged. There are newer homes next to old ones, and apartments across the street from houses. Old-fashioned next to contemporary and modern. Some of the houses look like they have been there for decades and have been remodeled. There was a row, of what looks like townhouses next to the path under the bridge. Each house is a different color; one of them is a charming burgundy brown with bricks. Another one is white and brick with pale lime green curtains. Each house in Inman Park tells its own story, in combination with the shops and restaurants. Inman park is very inviting, and a great way to spend a Sunday.

*All photos taken by Gabriella Anetekhai

 

Personal Site Response-Inman Park

Apartments with some shops below
Houses next to the path under the bridge
The path under the bridge
Highland Ave with some shops

On Sunday, February 12th around 1:30 pm, I arrive at  Inman Park neighborhood located of off Highland Ave.  It’s surprising because I never knew that this area even existed. I think that the area is super cute and the weather outside feels great, it all makes the experience even better. I park on the street just before the bridge and then walk over the bridge to where the shops are. But, while on the bridge I look down and see a walkway, people are walking in both directions under the bridge. Some faces were full of smiles and laughter; others had blank expressions.  Once off of the bridge I see people having lunch outside with their families. Some with their children, others with their significant other. There are people of all different races and ethnicities. It all feels so peaceful. I feel the wind blowing and birds chirping and playing in the sky. People are chatting while enjoying their meals. I see people walking their dogs, some people have on athletic gear and are jogging or riding their bikes. I see several different apartments complexes, some newer than others. This particular area reminds of an area called Hinsdale in Illinois. The two are very similar; the trees are tall and bare. During the spring, I could only image how beautiful the neighborhood will look. I think that Inman Park is a unique community in Atlanta. Its location is very discreet because it is off of Broadway Blvd not too far away from Georgia State Campus. The area is a little similar to Edgewood because it’s a bit rustic and eccentric, but it is also very family friendly and old-fashioned.  I visited a smoothie shop called Kale Me Crazy, and I got a smoothie called Tropical Trippin’ , the employees were all very nice and the cashier even went to Georgia State. Overall, I felt very comfortable with my experience at Inman Park. I would definitely go back again with some friends.

*All photos taken by Gabriella Anetekhai