Atlanta the Strange

When people typically think of Atlanta they tend to think of a big urban city, but after aimlessly driving around with my boyfriend I've discovered some of Atlanta's hidden oddities.

Most of these pictures are of Old Atlanta Prison Farm and some unknown place.

The Atlanta Prison Farm is 290 acres. It was deserted and had been used as a police training ground, a burial ground for the zoo, and a landfill, among other things.
The 700 bed prison farm is located within Northeast Atlanta. The inmates at this facility served sentences for ordinance and traffic offenses and were routinely assigned to farming, livestock, cannery and dairy operation details. -http://www.atlantaga.gov/government/corrections/doc_history.aspx

Here are a few from old Atlanta Prison Farm (click for bigger pic):



I have no clue what the last two pics are of. I know it is somewhere in the Lakewood area of Georgia.

5 comments:

BlossomingTree said...
May 14, 2008 at 6:46 PM

Those are cool pics. I had no idea that place existed. I lived in GA for a couple years but didn't explore at all. Interesting story too.

Beat Black said...
May 14, 2008 at 7:41 PM

that picture of the prison bars is an eerie one

Jewelicide said...
May 14, 2008 at 8:04 PM

thanks blossomingtree, I didn't realize how many typos there were. I was doing about ten things at once.

Rosalie said...
May 18, 2008 at 7:26 AM

Nice finds! I love wandering around and finding things that aren't on the tourist msps.

Chat Blanc (aka Sandy) said...
July 11, 2008 at 9:44 PM

How interesting! Kinda freaky to see something like that prison farm all desserted. Thanks for posting!