Monday, April 22, 2013

Lake Clara Meer

What was originally a pond was expanded in the early 1890s to create Lake Clara Meer for the Cotton States and International Exposition in 1895. From its modest beginning, it grew to an honorable 11.5 acre lake. 

Lake Clara Meer, Piedmont Park
Lake Clara Meer, Piedmont Park
Lake Clara Meer was once a much enjoyed swimming place, but due to health concerns in the 1970s, swimming in the Lake was prohibited and a separate swimming pool—on the Lake—was constructed, and remains quite popular today.

This photo I shot during the recent Atlanta Dogwood Festival. The capture of the Mallard Duck is quite the testament to right time, right place...at least I like this photo a lot.

Today, the Piedmont Park Conservancy maintains Lake Clara Meer—great for photography—and they must be doing quite a great job, because the wildlife seems to really enjoy it.

Cameras at the ready!

3 comments:

Terry said...

Hey Travis, this from the 26th floor of 1075 Peachtree. It's as if they designed 1075 for this view of Clara Meer, and they probably did.

Terry said...

Oops, here's the picture:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrykearns/8605348596/

Travis S. Taylor said...

Very cool, Terry! So many great vistas in Atlanta!