Ancient and Modern Evidence for the Perfect Alignment of Heaven and Earth Worldwide

I am dedicating this post to feature the many, many examples I have found of symmetry, proportion and alignment around the world between archways and openings, of not only architecture, but what are called natural features as well.

“Framing” in photography refers to using elements of a scene to create a frame with your frame.

So here is an example of using tree branches to perfectly frame the moon in a photograph.

You also see the technique of framing in the capturing of the eagle in between the opening here.

What I am going to be talking about in this post, however, is what else you see here through the opening in this photograph.

I will give you many examples of this framing effect around the world, that would not occur without the existence of a perfect intentional alignment in the first place.

I will be talking about what are called natural features, as well as architecture.

I am going to start where I first learned of amazing man-made alignments in the landscape, in this case the Avebury complex in southern England.

A deep interest in learning more about ancient sacred sites and megaliths is what initially drew me into this whole subject. I was able to visit Avebury on a trip to England in 2010, but didn’t get to spend much time there. I had a travel mate who wasn’t into the same things I was.

I watched many presentations from Megalithomania Conferences, and these provided a lot of background information from other researchers that that helped me get to the level of understanding about the subjects I am sharing with you in my blog posts.

I saw this presentation by Peter Knight for the Glastonbury Megalithomania Conference in 2011…

…several years before I started putting all of this together in 2016. From watching it, I gained an important piece of the puzzle, well before I really understood what it meant.

In Peter Knight’s presentation, his focus was primarily on the West Kennet Long Barrow in the Avebury complex…

…which is a greater sacred landscape that is precise and intricate.

He talks about sight lines in his presentation, which refers to a normally unobstructed line-of-sight between and intended observer and a subject of interest.

So, for example, in this view from Windmill Hill, there is a visual connection between Windmill Hill, Silbury Hill, and the West Kennet Long Barrow seen here.

All of the sites in the complex are perfectly aligned in some manner with each other.

There are abundant solar and lunar markers in the Avebury landscape.

Here is a winter solstice sunset seen in the landscape from the entrance of the West Kennet Long Barrow…

…and is framed in the entrance of the West Kennet Long Barrow as seen from inside the Long Barrow on the solstice, when light streams through to special stones waiting at the end of the chamber.

The East Kennet Long Barrow is also framed by the entrance of the West Kennet Long Barrow.

Peter Knight provided this diagram of the sacred geometry he found contained within the long barrow’s chamber configuration.

There are also abundant astronomical markers inside the long barrow, in the chambers within.

From inside the West Kennet Long Barrow, there are places where you can see things at certain times, like the Equinox moonrise…

…and the Pleiades.

The Avebury complex is believed to be around 5,500-years-old.

The Watson Brake Lunar Mounds, near Monroe, Louisiana, are contemporaneous with Avebury. They are believed to be 5,400-years-old, and are considered the oldest earthwork mound complex in North America.

The Watson Brake mounds are located on privately-owned land, and are not available for public viewing.

Howard Crowhurst has been studying the megalithic alignments at Carnac in Brittany in France for many years, and he has been able to detail the geometric and archeoastronomical lay-out of the sites around this part of Brittany.

This is a lead-in to say that this practice of precise geometric alignments did not just happen at certain places at certain times.

It occurred worldwide-wide, from ancient times until relatively modern times!

This is the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, New York. The Empire State Building is perfectly framed by the bridge foundation…

…and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Hartford, Connecticut’s Bushnell Park, framing what is now utilized as an apartment building.

I will provide compelling physical evidence for why I believe Humanity was on a completely different, advanced time-line until relatively recently, and that time-line was hijacked. Everything we believe to be true was grafted onto the original time-line, and infrastructure falsely attributed or named.

First, let’s take a look at the deeper meanings of archways, which play an important role in the alignment process:

Initiation and ceremonies of renewal;

Sloughing off the old and moving into a new phase of life;

Structures with deep resonance;

Structurally crucial elements, capable of spanning great distances while supporting substantial weight;

And they are thought of as a gateway or threshold, a means of passing from one plane (figuratively or literally) to another. 

I am going to begin with so-called natural arches and openings showing some form of solar or lunar alignment going on.

This is Keyhole Rock at Pfeiffer Beach at Big Sur in California.

The light comes through the Keyhole arch perfectly during the winter solstice time-of-year in December and January.

Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark, otherwise known as the Chalk Pyramids, in Gove County, Kansas.

This is Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park in Utah…

…and Durdle Door, near Lulworth, England, in Dorset, during the winter solstice period.

It is on what is called the Jurassic Coast, and called a natural limestone formation.

Next are what are called natural arches or openings that perfectly frame other features.

This is at Arches National Park in Utah, where we are told there are over 2,000 natural stone arches…

…what is called the False Kiva in a remote part of Canyonlands National Park in Utah, where there is also a stone circle.

At the Garden of the Gods in Colorado…

…Amaru Muru in Peru…

…Hole in the Wall at Rialto Beach on Washington State’s Olympic National Park…

…Monument Rocks in Kansas…

…and Double Arch Trail in Kentucky.

Here are two more places that I am not sure where the photos were taken.

These examples are what I would consider ancient infrastructure, placed precisely a certain way in the landscape for the alignment heaven and earth, and are not the result of natural and random processes as we have been lead to believe.

This represents an intentional terraforming of the earth from ancient times by Master Builders to create harmony, beauty and balance based on geometric principles.

I am going to segue into the symmetry and proportion of the world’s architecture by starting with the Catalan Atlas of the Majorcan Cartographic School for information.

The Catalan Atlas is considered the most important map of the Medieval period in the Catalan language, dated to 1375. It is attributed to Master Mapmaker Cresques Abraham.

The Catalan Atlas all together has six vellum leaves, each being 26 inches, or 65 centimeters, by 20 inches, or 50 centimeters in size.

Each leaf includes the mapping of the geometric lines and shapes that you see depicted here.

I placed a modern map of Spain on the left when I was doing research for “Circle Alignments on the Planet Washington, DC – Part 13 Madrid, Spain to Albacete, Spain,” with the city of Gijon circled, because the circle with sixteen sections depicted in the Catalan Atlas on the right appears to center on the city of Gijon. It indicates a past importance to Gijon that is no longer recognized. I, for one, had never heard of Gijon before.

The Catalan Atlas is significant for at least two reasons that I can think of off the top of my head.

First, it indicates an awareness of precise planetary alignments and gridlines that has been suppressed, and this knowledge was also lost to modern humanity.

Second, there was an importance to Majorca and this part of the world that has been lost to modern humanity. There was something very special about this part of the world in Spain and France.

Today, Majorca is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea and is what is referenced when you look up information about Majorca.

Yet, this is the Palace of the Kings of Majorca in Perpignan in southern France, so I know there is more to the story of Majorca, like the alignments, missing from the history books.

I will organize by country the sample of examples I have found around the world of symmetry, proportion and alignment in architecture.

In Spain, the Universidad Laboral de Gijon…

…in Seville…

…and the Alhambra in Grenada.

In England, Oxford University…

…Eastwell Manor…

…the Tower Bridge in London…

…and the Elizabeth Tower at the Palace of Westminster, the Parliament building in London.

In France, the Eiffel Tower in Paris…

…and through the Eiffel Tower’s archway, the Ecole Militaire.

In Germany, Landshut in Bavaria.

In Hungary, at the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest…

…where you can see the Hungarian Parliament building framed perfectly through the archways…

…in various ways.

In Italy, you see St. Peter’s Basilica at Vatican City through this archway…

…and this is at the Villa Accetta on the Ulysses Riviera between Rome and Naples.

In Ethiopia, at the Debre Libanos Monastery…

…and in Jordan, at Petra, an ancient city carved right into the rock.

In Iran, at the Blue Mosque in Isfahan.

In the United Arab Emirates, at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

In Oman, at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat.

In India, the Taj Mahal in Agra…

…the Sardar Market in Jodhpur…

…the Qutb Minar at the Qutb Minar Complex, in Delhi, India…

…and the Iron Pillar of Delhi at the same complex.

It is famous for the rust-resistant composition of metals used in its construction. It is said to have been made 1,600 years ago.

In the country of Georgia, at the Motsameta Monastery near Kutaisi…

…and in Chechnya, the Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque in the capital city of Grozny.

In China, at the Summer Palace in Beijing…

…and in Indonesia, at the Baiturraman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh.

Off the coast of Brazil, the Morro do Pico as seen from the arch at the Fort Santo Antonio on the island of Fernando de Noronha…

…and in Mexico, at the Hospicio Cabanas in Guadalajara.

In the United States, the Memorial Church at Stanford University in California…

…in Louisiana, the Jefferson Memorial and the Old Jefferson Parish Courthouse in Gretna…

…and in Florida, at Rollins College in Winter Park.

I don’t know where this picture was taken, but there certainly appears to be a solar alignment occurring in the center of these arches.

The Ancient Advanced Moorish Civilization that is missing from our collective awareness was all about Harmony, Balance, Beauty, Sacred Geometry and Unity with each other and the Universe, and connecting with One’s Higher Self, Source, Universal Self, whatever word you choose.

It was a a civilization where each Being knew it was Sovereign, and yet an integral part of the whole collective.  It was all about aligning Heaven and Earth in the fullest expression of Human Potential that there has ever been here on Earth. 

I will leave you with this picture of what happens at the Temple of Angkor Wat on the equinox, the time of year when the sun crosses the plane of the Earth’s equator, and day and night are of equal length.

Circle Alignments on the Planet Washington, DC – Part 27 Charlotte, North Carolina to Washington, DC

In the last post, I tracked the alignment from Athens, Georgia, the home of the flagship campus of the University of Georgia, through Central, a small railroad town in South Carolina; to Greenville, the largest city in Greenville County, South Carolina, and its county seat.

Next on the alignment is Charlotte,the largest city in North Carolina, and the county seat of Mecklenberg County.

One of its nicknames is “The Queen City.”

Charlotte was named for Princess Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz, a small north German duchy in the Holy Roman Empire, who had become Queen-Consort of Great Britain and Ireland upon her marriage to King George III in 1761. Both of these portraits of Queen Charlotte can be found on the internet…

…as can these of King George III, with a portrait like the one on the right being far more commonplace.

A historical white wash may be difficult to get one’s head around based on what we have been taught, but evidence is there when you start looking.

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, who ruled from 1500 to 1558, is another example, with the similar of the facial structure between the two portraits, the tilt of the chins, and the similar clothing.

Why would one portrait become the face of the rulers, and the other fade to obscurity?

Here are some examples of German Coats-of-Arms, with the “Moor” sound in the name.

I personally believe there was a deliberately-caused cataclysm within the last couple of hundred years that resulted in a worldwide mud flood that wiped out an advanced global civilization…

…that was subsequently dug out by those involved, and what we have seen playing out in our world are the results of human and social engineering that have been used to divide Humanity by race and religion for the purposes of power and control.

I did not start out from a mud flood perspective, but in the process of what I am researching, I became connected with the mud flood community of researchers on YouTube.

They provide compelling evidence for the occurrence of a mud flood, and what I am seeing in my research corroborates what they are saying.

Now back to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Biddleville, the primary historic center of Charlotte’s so-called African-American community, is west of uptown, and starts at the Johnson C. Smith University campus, extending to the airport. Biddleville was said to have been created in the 1870s for the professors at the Johnson C. Smith University.

This is Biddle Hall on the university campus…

…the Jane M. Smith Memorial Church…

…and the James B. Duke Memorial Library.

I say so-called African-Americans because the Moors were and are indigenous to North America. This was their land.

The Ancient Ones don’t refer to a people that existed a long time ago.  It refers to an ancient people that are alive and living in the present day.

The only way that the controllers have had to control our lives is by deceiving Humanity into thinking they have the ability to do that, because they actually do not. Please note that this identification card says: “Natural Born Day” instead of birthday, then it says “Free in Full Life.” This is a significant point of information.

Here are some historic photos of Charlotte.

I don’t know what this building was, or if it is even still standing, but I noticed there was a symbol at the top of the building…

…and here is a close-up of the symbol. I wonder if this is a representation…

…of the ancient symbol of the Winged Sun, an ancient symbol associated with divinity, royalty, and power.

Here’s an historic photo of Charlotte, where you see horse-drawn carriages in the foreground, advanced masonry, and a streetcar way in the background.

Here’s a closer view of a street car in the Charlotte street-car system…

…and here’s another one in a residential neighborhood in Charlotte.

Looks like Charlotte had a well-developed public transportation system from early in its history.

The next city on the alignment is Durham, the county seat of Durham County, North Carolina, and part of the Research Triangle Region, known for its technology companies and scholarly institutions.

The Old Post Office and Federal Building in Durham was said to have been built in 1906. It was demolished in 1936.

Why build a building that looks like it is made to last forever be demolished in thirty years?

This was the Union Station in Durham circa 1910…

…compared with the Furman University Bell Tower in Greenville, South Carolina…

…Sessions House, the Parliament Building in Hamilton, Bermuda…

…a view of the architecture in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands…

…and the ancient Moroccan city of Ait Benhaddou.

This is the Duke University Chapel in Durham, at the center of the campus.

Here it is from the rear.

This European cathedral looking chapel was said to have been built completed in 1935, only 84 years ago. What do you think?

The Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens occupy 55-acres, or 22-hectares, of the grounds of Duke University.

The gardens are named after the wife of Benjamin Duke, one of the University’s benefactors.

The gardens are said to have been developed throughout the 1930s.

Next on the alignment is Richmond, the capital of Virginia. It was incorporated in 1742, and has been an independent city since 1871, meaning it is not a part of any county.

Richmond is on the fall line of the James River, where the are rapids down to its own tidal estuary…

…and is 44-miles, or 71-kilometers, west of Williamsburg, the capital of the Colony and Commonwealth of Virginia from 1699 to 1780…

…66-miles, or 106-kilometers east of Charlottesville, the location of the University of Virginia…

…100-miles, or 160-kilometers, east of Lynchburg, on the banks of the James River, and known as the “City of Seven Hills,” a nickname it shares with Rome in Italy…

…and is 90-miles, or 140-kilometers, south of Washington, DC, where we started this journey, and are about to return.

The planter William Byrd II was said to have commissioned Major William Mayo, a British civil engineer, to lay-out the original town grid. Mayo is said to have named the town after the English town of Richmond, because the view of the James River (this was taken from Libby Hill Park in Richmond)…

…was strikingly similar to the view of the River Thames from Richmond Hill in England.

Richmond became the capital of Virginia in 1780, when it was moved from Williamsburg. This is the Virginia State Capitol Building.

Directly to the north of the Virginia State Capitol building is the Old Richmond City Hall…

…and I am comparing it for similarity with the Moscow State Historical Museum in Russia.

This is inside the Old Richmond City Hall…

…and this is inside the Moscow State Historical Museum.

Jackson Ward, another historically called African-American district in Richmond, is located less than a mile from the Virginia State Capitol building.

The sign references businesses there, such as the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, which survived the Great Depression when many banks went under, which became Consolidated Bank and Trust, and is still here today.

The sign about Jackson Ward also references the Southern Aid Insurance Company, where it was founded in 1893.

This is the Leigh Street Armory in Jackson Ward, which is now the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia.

Monroe Park is a 7.5-acre, or 3-hectare, park that is 1-mile, or 1.6-kilometers, northwest of the Virginia State Capitol building. It is pentagonal in shape, and considered to be Richmond’s oldest park.

It is the eastern point of the Fan District, because of the fan shape of the array of the streets that extend west from Belvedere Street on the eastern edge of Monroe Park, westward to the Boulevard.

The Altria Theater is located at the southwest corner of Monroe Park.

We are told that it was built between 1925 and 1927. This is the interior of the Altria Theater.

Formerly known as The Mosque, and the Landmark Theater, it was said to have been built for the Shriners of the Acca Temple Shrine.

Which Shriners, though? These…

…or these?

Because, you see, this is what all of this, every bit of what has taken place, is really all about.

The Moors were and are the custodians of the Ancient Egyptian mysteries, according to George G. M. James in his book “Stolen Legacy.”

As we slide back into Washington, DC, and complete this circle alignment series…

I will leave you with a few more images.

The first is about the Moors, and and their true connection to Masonry.

Next is a photo of the Supreme Court building in Washington, with construction said to have begun in 1932 and completed in 1935. It was built in the middle of the Great Depression? Seriously?

Not only that, there is a detail in this photo of the Supreme Court…

…that matches ones at Leconte Hall at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia…

…and the National Library of Greece in Athens.

You see the same cross pattern on the Union Jack flag…

…and in the Piazza San Pietro in front of San Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

According to Wayne Herschel, it is representative of the Orion Constellation, as seen in his star map of Rome and the Vatican. The Orion Constellation is connected with Osiris, the primeval god of Egypt.

And here is Wayne’s star map of the Washington, DC area.

The ancient and advanced Moorish Civilization was global. I see a beautiful, harmonious and balanced civilization, geometrically aligned with itself, and in perfect alignment with the stars.

I believe when the Moorish Civilization was taken out, their advanced sacred geometry and planetary gridlines based on the Flower of Life, upon which all infrastructure was precisely located and in alignment, as well as being a free energy generation and distribution system, was reconfigured, and much was destroyed. What remained of the advanced technology of the grid system was then reversed, and used to control Humanity.

Having said this, people are waking up, and I believe we are on the verge of incredible changes which will impact Humanity for the better.

I look forward to sharing my next research project on archways with you, which will involve both man-made and what are called natural.

Circle Alignments on the Planet Washington, DC – Part 26 Athens, Georgia to Greenville, South Carolina

In the last post, I focused on the city of Atlanta, Georgia, and took a close look there at Druid Hills, Midtown Atlanta, Piedmont Park (called the Central Park of the South), the Old Fourth Ward, Cabbagetown, and the Oakland Cemetery.

I am picking up the alignment in Athens, officially Athens-Clarke County, is what is called a consolidated city-county and home to the flagship campus of the University of Georgia. It was said to have been named after Athens in Greece.

This took me to Athens, Greece, to look for comparisons.

The most famous and recognizable symbol of Athens is the Parthenon. It was dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. It was said to have been completed in 432 BC.

By the way, in case you didn’t know, there is a Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee, said to have been designed by Confederate veteran William Crawford Smith, and built in 1897 for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition that same year. One of Nashville’s nicknames is “Athens of the South.”

Back to Athens in Greece for a few more examples of the architecture there.

Here is the National Library of Greece in Athens, said to have been designed by the Danish architect Baron Theophil Freiherr von Hansen (I am not joking, that was his name) …

…as part of his famous trilogy of what are called neo-classical buildings including the Academy of Athens…

…and the University of Athens. These buildings were said to have been built in the 1800s. It’s interesting to note that even in Athens, Greece, more modern architects are being given the credit designing and building architecture in modern times with exactly the same characteristics as the ancient architecture all around it.

This was photograph of the trilogy at the beginning of the twentieth-century by Odysseas Fokas.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Here is the Temple of Hephaestus with construction starting in 449 BC. It is located in the Agora of Athens, which translates to mean an assembly of people, and by extension means the gathering place.

The modern Greek word Agora means marketplace.

This is the City Hall on Market Street in Athens, Georgia, said to have been designed by Augusta architect L. F. Goodrich, and built by the contractor J. W. Barnett, with construction starting in 1903 and ending in 1904.

We are told it was built to also provide a market place where meat was sold on the ground floor; a jail; a political meeting place; and for theatrical performances. It has an auditorium that accommodates 300 people. Based on its stated multiple public uses, it sounds like a gathering place, just like the Agora of Athens, Georgia.

This is a picture of Syntagma Square, on Hermes Street, in Athens, Greece. The building in the background is the Old Royal Palace, said to have been completed in 1843.

It has been home to the Greek Parliament since 1934.

Just wanted to give you some examples for comparison before taking a look at the University of Georgia, the first state-supported university. Its charter was granted in by the Georgia General Assembly in 1785, and is considered the birthplace of public higher education in America.

The Georgia Arch pictured here is said to have been modeled after the Georgia State Seal, featuring the three pillars of wisdom, justice, and moderation. It was said to have been forged at the Athens Foundry in 1857.

It reminds me somewhat of the Arch of Hadrian in Athens, Greece. Not sure if there is a connection, but you never know. It has been dated to 131 or 132 AD.

This is a picture of the Chapel on the University of Georgia campus, said to have been built in 1832…

…the Terry College of Business in Brooks Hall in 1928…

…the Health Sciences Building on campus, 1900…

…Leconte Hall in 1905…

…and the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity House. I can’t find a date for the building…

…but check out the banner I found for Delta Sigma Phi!

Is this random? I don’t believe so. The truth is hidden in plain sight.

How were monumental buildings like these built at the time we are told with the historical narrative we have been given? How?

There are also old photographs like this one of Athens, Georgia, showing electric streetcars and horse-drawn carriages in the same image, as well as advanced architecture.

How do we reconcile having the technology to have an electric streetcar system and at the same time be dependent on the horse for propulsion?

Next on the alignment is Central, a town in Pickens County, South Carolina, that was founded by the Atlanta and Richmond Air Line Railway in 1873.

It was called Central because it was mid-way between Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

This Railway went broke the following year, and was re-organized into the Atlanta and Charlotte Airline Railway…


…and later became part of the Southern Railway.

This was Central High School in Central, South Carolina, and said to have been built in 1908.

The building is currently being used for residential living.

Next on the alignment is Greenville, is the largest city in Greenville County, South Carolina, and its county seat.

It is 145-miles, or 233 kilometers from Atlanta in Georgia, and 100-miles, or 160-kilometers, from Charlotte, and the same distance from Charlotte in a southeast direction to Columbia, the capital of South Carolina.

This is the old campus of Furman University, the oldest private institution of higher learning in South Carolina. It was located in the West End Historic District.

The Bell Tower of Furman University is a symbol of the University. Note the block-shaped rocks in the foreground.

The Bell Tower is on the interestingly-shaped Swan Lake, with all of its straight-edges.

The groundbreaking for the Poinsett Hotel in downtown Greenville was said to have been in 1924, and it opened in 1925.

It was said to have been built to accommodate visitors for the Southern Textile Exposition, which was held in Greenville from 1915 to 2004 due to its status as the “Textile Center of the South.”

This was the Greenville City Hall, Court House, and Post Office, said to have been built in 1889 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, and to be one of the best pieces of period architecture in the region.

It was demolished for some reason in the early 1970s.

This is Sirrine Stadium in downtown Greenville.

It is definitely situated on a mound.

Here is one heck of a building on South Main Street in the West End Historic District of Greenville, said to have been constructed in 1890 as the American Bank.

I find it interesting that in this picture of Greenville’s Main Street in 1910 was either unpaved or dirt-covered.

Yet they are building monumental architecture like the American Bank in the late 1800s?

I am going to end this post here, and pick up the alignment in Charlotte, North Carolina in the next post.

Circle Alignments on the Planet Washington, DC – Part 25 Atlanta, Georgia

In the last post, I tracked the circle alignment from Biloxi, Mississippi, on the Mississippi Sound; through Mobile, Alabama, a location rich in the history of what we are taught was New France in North America; to Montgomery, the capital city of Alabama.

I am picking up the alignment in Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, and its most populous city. The presently- named City of Atlanta was incorporated on December 29th, 1847.

A town was said to have existed here since 1837 for the purpose of developing a Terminus for the Western and Atlantic Railroad between the port of Savannah in Georgia and the Midwest.

Does Atlanta = Atlantis?

I am seeing and saying that Atlantis was not only a continent that sunk in the Atlantic Ocean from a cataclysmic event at some point in earth’s history, but that the ancient advanced global civilization of Master Builders was the same civilization as that of Atlantis, including all of North America.

I shared what is called the Temple of the Atlantes at Tula in “Circle Alignments on the Planet Washington, DC – Part 20 Colima, Mexico to Aguascalientes, Mexico”…

…and in “A Different Take on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan,”’ I showed you the giant foot of one of what are called Atlantes at the…

… New Hermitage in St. Petersburg in Russia.

So let’s see what secrets Atlanta has to reveal….

The ubiquitous Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. was famous as one of the designers, along with Calvert Vaux, of Central Park in New York in 1850s. They were said to have won a competition for the design of Central Park.

Olmsted was said to have been tasked with designing Druid Hills in Atlanta, one of the city’s first planned suburbs, in the early 1890s.

It is interesting to note that Olmsted was said to have been inexperienced before his work on Central Park.

In his biography, it says he created the profession of landscape architecture by working in a dry goods store; taking a year-long voyage in the China trade; and by studying surveying, engineering, chemistry, chemistry, and scientific farming. He was not a college graduate. We are told he was about to enter Yale College in 1837, but weakened eyes from sumac poisoning prevented him the usual course of study. Hmmmm.

He is said to have designed the Olmsted Linear Park in Druid Hills, with his curvilinear style in which small parks are like wings on both sides of a straight line, in this case Ponce de Leon Avenue.

This stony bridge is located in the Olmsted Linear Park.

Interestingly, in addition to having been involved with designing Central Park in New York City and the Olmsted Linear Park in Atlanta, he is also credited with designing Boston’s Emerald Necklace starting in 1878…

…where you find this bridge in Franklin Park…

…as well as what is being called an overlook shelter there.

He is also credited with the designing the Grand Necklace of Parks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, also known as the Emerald Necklace.

This includes Lake Park, with its…

…so-called Indian Burial Mound…

…North Point lighthouse…

…and Lion Bridge. More on lions to come.

Juneau Park is also one of the Grand Necklace of Parks said to have been designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in Milwaukee starting in 1889. Note the deer statue and the ornate architecture of the railroad depot seen in this old post card.

More on deer to come.

In the vicinity of Druid Hills, there is a golf club. I believe golf courses are a cover-up of mound sites.

This is the massive Druid Hills Baptist Church, which looks like an ancient Greco-Roman Temple.

Emory University is in the Druid Hills area. This is the Emory University Hospital on campus.

There are Druid Hills in Baltimore, Maryland; Birmingham, Alabama; and in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee

A druid was a member of a high-ranking professional class in ancient celtic cultures. They were religious leaders, legal authorities, lore-keepers, medical professionals and political advisors.

I think the memory of the people is retained in the name.

The location of today’s Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta was the site of two big expositions.

The first was the Piedmont Exposition in 1887, with its main building showing here. The purpose of the exposition was to exhibit the natural resources of the Piedmont Region, which includes Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. It was attended by President Grover Cleveland, and was said to have successfully expanded Atlanta’s reputation as a place to visit and conduct business.

The Piedmont Exposition building reminds of this building in Geelong Exhibition Building and Market Square Clocktower in Geelong, which was located in Australia’s Victoria State.

The second was the Cotton States and International Exposition in 1895. It was said to be designed to promote the American South the the World and showcase and promote new technologies.

Landscape architect Joseph Forsyth Johnson is credited with the design of the park, and Bradford Gilbert was the supervising architect of the entire fair. This was the Women’s Building at the Expo.

Olmsted’s sons, John and Frederick Jr, are credited with the completion of today’s Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, called the Central Park of the South.

This is called the Piedmont Park Greystone…

…which serves as an event center for the citizens of Atlanta.

There is an elliptical looking feature adjacent to the Greystone venue, with volleyball c