Travel Date: Thursday, Nov 13 2014
Yesterday, Elias suggested that I go see the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) National Historic Site as one of the touristic and historical places to see Atlanta. So in the morning after I met up with Doug from the Camino, I headed over.
Looking across at Ebenezer Baptist Church: the chuch where MLK grew up, and where his father and grandfather preached at.
Patrick Morelli’s: The Sculpture – Behold the only thing greater than yourself.
The surrounding area.
I notice the Visitor Center sign.
The beautiful tree colors in the background.
The political movement towards equality.
I check in with the Parks Service desk and get a ticket to get a tour of MLK’s childhood home.
I leave the Visitor’s Center and walk towards the Historic District. On the way there I see Martin Luther King Jr. Fountain, and I stop to observe and reflect.
A memorial for MLK and Correta Scott King.
The view from the other side.
The Eternal Flame.
I continue walking and see the Firestation which is also part of the NPS Historic Site. Not sure why?
I continue walking into the Preservation District and notice the Shotgun Houses.
I walk to the tour center, look around, and take a seat since the tour is about to begin.
We leave the tour center and walk to the home again.
Our tour guide tells us that you cannot take pictures inside.
So finally when we go back out I start clicking away.
We are in the backyard.
We walk back to the tour center and I take a few more picture
I then walk back towards the fountain to visit The King Center.
I love this picture of Gandhi and MLK. Two great men.
They have a Gandhi room???
Nehru and MLK.
I then walk into the King Room.
And then finally the Rosa Parks room.
I leave towards the Visitors Center
And take a picture of the statue of Gandhi outside.
And the beautiful landscape and tree colors around me.
Walk back inside to see more information and displays.
And watch the self repeating movie about Dr. King Jr.
I then wander off to Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Walk downstairs to the basement.
Some historical facts
Then back up to the actual church.
And leave. Along the way I see this mural.