Sunset at Lake Juliette

Sunset at Lake Juliette

View of Lake Juliette from our campsite at Dames Ferry Campground. Most of the sites have magnificent waterfront views like this one. Great fishing also! One of my families favorite spots just a short drive from Macon.

Bright Yellow Maple Leaves

Bright Yellow Maple Leaves

Bright yellow maple leaves glowing in the evening sun along the walking trail at Amerson River Park.

Sheridan Overlook

Sheridan Overlook

The Sheridan Overlook is an open area at Amerson River Park that provides a scenic view of the Ocmulgee River. The Overlook and five other beautiful venues are free to visit but can be rented for special events.

Christmas Lights in Downtown Macon

Christmas lights display on Poplar Street in downtown Macon during First Friday Celebration.

Fanboy Collectibles & Comics

Fanboy Collectibles & Comics

Fanboy Collectibles & Comics is Middle Georgia's largest comic, toy and anime store. They post weekly video updates of new products and books they have available on their Facebook page.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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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