Anyone else noticed the new minimalist look of Highland Ave. (at Virginia)? For some reason, city workers cut down all the trees last week. I assume there’s necessity behind that decision, but aesthetically it’s an unwelcome flashback to a time when Atlanta was bereft of much greenery:
UPDATE: My most reliable source on all things Atlanta, Bobby Bubbles, informed me that Bradford Pear trees don’t age well, hence the mass clearing. There is good news — the sidewaks will be enlarged, according to B squared, and fast-growing Japanese elms will be planted.
(Pic of Highland Ave., circa 1949, courtesy of Atlanta Time Machine)