Sunday, September 4

The Higher You Climb The Harder You Fall

The Higher You Climb The Harder You Fall

One of many Graffiti Walls in Downtown Macon established by The 567 Center for Renewal to provide graffiti and mural artists a legal place to practice their craft. Anyone, whether professional artist or aspiring artist, is able to use the wall as a blank canvas to express themselves and create art without causing property damage for building owners.


Saturday, September 3

Ground Hum

Macon's own Ground Hum playing at Parish on Cherry during the First Friday Celebration. Each first Friday of the month, Downtown Macon celebrates its’ unique culture with art, music, food and entertainment, with activities that are fun for the entire family.


Friday, September 2

Cannonball House Sign

Cannonball House Sign

The Cannonball House, named for damage sustained during the War Between the States, was built in 1853 as a planter’s townhouse. Located in Macon, Georgia, The Cannonball House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is an example of authentic Greek Revival architecture containing fine period furnishings.


Thursday, September 1

The Hay House

The Hay House

The Johnston–Felton–Hay House, often abbreviated Hay House, is a stunning historical landmark in the heart of Macon, Georgia. Built from 1855 to 1859 in the Italian Renaissance Revival Style. One of Georgia’s most distinguished structures, the Hay House in was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974. The house itself contains more than 16,000 square feet in 24 principal rooms.


Wednesday, August 31

Macon's Old Coal Tower

Macon's Old Coal Tower

So glad to hear that Macon's old Coal Tower is being purchased by new owners who plan to preserve it. I've always loved this structure.

This tower was used as a coal chute until 1965, when its current owner, Transco Railway, bought the tract that it sits on. Built in 1910 for the Central of Georgia Railroad, the Coaling Tower is a relic of Macon’s booming industrial heritage. It was built to replenish coal for the busy rail yard close by. The chute sits on a 22-acre parcel that once housed the Central of Georgia Railroad car shops and massive roundhouse complex.


Wednesday, August 31

Jean & Hall Florists

Jean & Hall Florists

Jean & Hall Florists offers flower delivery in and around Macon, as well as nationwide delivery through their reliable florist network.


Tuesday, August 30

No Church in the Wild

No Church in the Wild

A striking mural adorns one side of the Bobby Jones Performing Arts Center in the Pleasant Hill, Macon neighborhood. It took Kevin Scene Lewis about two weeks to paint "No Church in the Wild," using both spray paint and acrylics. The mural illustrates beauty and resilience emanating from a young girl. Here's a video from 41NBC covering the unveiling back in December 2021.


Monday, August 29

Macon Bagels

Macon Bagels

Delicious bacon, egg and cheese bagel from Macon Bagels . Traditional hand rolled bagels baked fresh every morning!


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Exploring Macon is a personal photography project by Darren Hester featuring photos and videos taken around Macon and Middle Georgia.

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