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    Stroll through Agnes Scott campus

    by rexvaughan Updated Jan 31, 2008

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    Agnes Scott College is a wonderful neighbor as I have mentioned elsewhere and the campus is a treat just to explore. An amazing variety of trees grace the whole thing; the quadrangle gives the feel of being in the 19th Century, the library is magnificent and the dining hall (see photo) is a really grand place. The setting is so nice that the campus has been used for a number of movies. The school has a very diverse student population and is very well endowed. They even have an observatory and planetarium with some programs open to the public.

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    Decatur Square

    by dustmon Written Oct 27, 2011

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    The Square

    Lots of places to eat, drink and play around this central Square in Decatur. Music at Eddie's Attic, dinner at a local restaurant, drinks at a local pub, or a play at a nearby theater. The Square is WIFI as well!

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    Dekalb History Center

    by dustmon Written Nov 2, 2011

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    Bird Show!

    They are having an incredible exhibit now showcasing the famous local underground newspaper of the 60's/70's called The Great Speckled Bird---I have a treasured copy from my days in the summer of love....Located inside the Historic Decatur Courthouse, they also have book signings, and other historical shows so check the website before coming----
    Mon-Fri 10-4

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    Push Push Theater

    by dustmon Written Jul 11, 2011

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    Theater, Puppetry, Music, all that and more can be had at NE Atlanta's premier place for cutting edge arts near Decatur...I have seen Puppetry, Music, crazy Theater, and more here and all top drawer talent...Check out the website for what;s going on at the moment....
    They have a summer camp for kids, stage rentals for clients use, and there are places to eat nearby for repast!

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    Beacon Dance Company

    by dustmon Written Jul 11, 2011

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    Contemporary dance in a great setting is yours at Beacon---they are a site-specific organization with performances in local places around town----check out the website for specifics---lately they had a performance on The Beltline, a new local train route around Atlanta showcasing areas of re-emergence.....
    'recommended.....

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    old dekalb county courthouse

    by doug48 Written Oct 21, 2009
    old dekalb county courthouse

    today the old dekalb county courthouse is home to the dekalb county historical society. normally this museum has the "dekalb the first hundred years" exhibit but currently the museum is hosting an exhibit on anne frank. the dekalb historical society is a good first stop on a visit to decatur to learn about the history of this interesting town.

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    confederate memorial

    by doug48 Written Oct 21, 2009
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    pictured is the dekalb county confederate memorial. this memorial is an obelisk with a draped flag which is a common motif in the south. decatur's courthouse square was the site of a battle between the forces of confederate general joseph wheeler and union general james mc phearson on july 22nd 1864.

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    agnes scott college

    by doug48 Written Oct 21, 2009
    agnes scott college

    agnes scott college is located in downtown decatur. agnes scott was founded in 1889 as a presbyterian college for women. agnes scott has a beautiful campus with scores of victorian era buildings. agnes scott college also has an observatory and planetarium. you can arrange a tour of the campus. see the attached website for information.

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    arts and shopping

    by doug48 Updated Oct 21, 2009
    blue moon designs

    pictured is blue moon designs which is one of a number of art galleries and upscale stores in downtown decatur. the area around courthouse square has a number of good restaurants, shops, and bars. decatur is a very worth while area to visit when in the atlanta area.

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    Steatite Boulder Marker--Decatur Square

    by dustmon Written Nov 2, 2011

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    Steatite Marker

    This boulder was found about 8 miles from Decatur in a prehistoric quarry showing the methods Indians used in making bowls and the like---about 3000 years old.

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    Cloud Dancer Tattoos and Body Piercing

    by dustmon Written May 24, 2012
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    Fancy a new piece of jewelry or a little drawing on your arm? This is the place to come if in Decatur---the oldest licensed tatto parlor in Atlanta, since 1970! 18 and older check them out!

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