It has quickly become my home over the past 2 years, and I dread the day I have to move away.
I love all of the different parts of Athens: the restaurants, the bars, the downtown atmosphere. There is really nothing like Athens nightlife. Ask anyone who has lived in Athens and they'll tell you the hardest part is leaving it. It's a city that takes a special place in everyone's heart, and if you haven't experienced it, you're truly missing out on one of the great gems of the South.
A few months ago someone started a project on Instagram called "My Athens." Everyone was encouraged to tag their photos with #my_athens hashtag so that they could compile an art show to show off our beautiful city.
I have gotten so hooked on stalking the #my_athens hashtag that it's becoming a problem. I love seeing the different perspectives people have of our city. It makes you see things you might pass every day in a whole different light.
|Instagram of the Hunter-Holmes building on UGA's campus; beside the Arch|
|Instagram from Sister Hazel concert at the Georgia Theatre (February 2013)|
|instagram from the Drive-By Truckers Concert at Georgia Theatre (August 2012)|
Those 3 instagram photos are those of mine chosen for the show. It was so neat to see them in print on the wall alongside other photos of Athens life.
|standing with one of my prints|
If you're in the area, definitely check it out. It's at the Bottleworks on Prince through April 20.
Check out the My Athens website here
aaand check out this article from The Red & Black (the Red & Black) about the project.