Saturday, July 9, 2011

ATLANTApix: Alston Overlook

Alston Overlook
Alston Overlook at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Alston Overlook provides a unique view of the Atlanta skyline and one of the most beautiful vistas of the city anywhere in Atlanta. The highest point in the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Alston Overlook provides "a place for both Atlanta residents and visitors to connect with the wonders of nature."

From either of the serenity-evoking bench swings in the Overlook or from other points within this modest space (also used for weddings and private events) one can take in the Parterre Garden, home of the Dale Chihuly-created Levy Parterre, as well as the Midtown skyline to the right and the downtown skyline to the left.

From nowhere else in the Garden is it more evident that the Atlanta Botanical Garden is indeed an "Urban Oasis."

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1 comment:

Terry said...

One of the great views, day or night. Night is spectacular. You can elevations from Google Earth. Here are a few for comparison:
Botanical Garden 960
Governor's Mansion 991
Fox theater 1022
Oakland Cemetery 1060
Peachtree at Ellis 1081