Paper lilies with fiery flames were being set down upon the water when we arrived at the new Old Fourth Ward Park this past weekend for a lantern parade as part of "Art on the Atlanta Beltline." With picnic baskets and lanterns in hand, the community was gathering in a spot that hasn't seen togetherness like this in quite some time. Part of the reason Bryan and I love living in this city is because it stays true to its symbol of the phoenix--old , worn parts become new and revitalized over and over again. Excited about the Beltline project and our new park, we couldn't help but stroll over for the evening. Plus, Bryan got to play with the Black Sheep Ensemble as they and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons led the parade of lanterns around the lake. And the night ended with a fun performance by the Imperial Opa Circus! I grabbed a camera before we left to take a few personal photos, but they turned out kinda fun and a simple evening out turned evocative and entertaining, so I thought I'd share. Guess you never know when you'll be in the middle of something uniquely terrific. And that's just what this was.
Thanks to all who helped create a lovely evening full of whimsy and sparks of imagination. Love being a part of our little community here in the "O4W" and hope this will become an annual event!
And stay tuned for our next post where, since we had such a great time, we return to this park the next day for a wonderful, sunny engagement session!