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Atlanta Day 7: Chop Suey Dinner at House of Chan

On our last night in Atlanta, Ben brought me to a Chinese restaurant in the neighbourhood. He still crave for Asian food.

Deep fried wonton skin as appetizer. The restaurant was dimly lit; so, the photographs did not turn up well.

We ordered the house soup which is egg drop soup with prawns and chicken. Slightly thickish and quite a lot of meat. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Atlanta Day 7: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site – Part 2

After visiting the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, we proceeded to the National Residential Area on Auburn Avenue. This is still an active community.

This is the historic Fire Station No. 6 across the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. This fire station was built in 1894 in Romanesque Revival style. It stood guard over the city for nearly 100 years. It closed in 1991.

First, we visited the Reflecting Pool that surrounds the tomb of Dr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Eternal Flame. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Atlanta Day 7: Martin Luther King, Jr National Historic Site – Part 1

When driving to the Fox Brothers BBQ, we drove past the Martin Luther King, Jr National Historic Site. Since we did not have anything planned for our last day in Atlanta, we decided to visit this historic site since we were in the neighbourhood.

I was surprised to see the Gandhi statue when we walked from the car park to the front door. Apparently, Dr. and Mrs King travelled to India in 1959 as guests of Prime Minister Nehru to study the nonviolent teachings of Mahatma Ghandhi.

Dr. King credited his success to the philosophy of nonviolence he learned from the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, Mahatma Gandhi, and others.

There is a mural depicting the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. right across the front entrance of the National Park Service Visitor Center.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site was established in 1980. The goal is to preserve the places where Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, lived, worked, worshipped, and is buried.

One of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words of wisdom. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Atlanta Day 7: Lunch at Fox Brother BBQ

Ben slept in because he was awake in the middle of the night. He is a light sleeper.

Ben decided to skip breakfast and go for brunch instead. He wanted to go back to the Fox Brothers BBQ since we could not eat here on the first day. We arrived at 11:00 AM; just as it opens for lunch.

We decided to sit outside under the big tent since it’s not too hot.

After checking out the menu, we decided to go for the Everything Plate for USD24.95. We asked the server if it’s good for two. The server told us that some people can have this alone but she reaffirmed us that it’s definitely good for two.

We were to select two sides and we opted for Baked Beans and Fox-a-ronia which is a Brunswick Stew Mac & Cheese. The Baked Beans were smokey. The Brunswick Stew Mac & Cheese was unique; tomato’ish and cheesy.

Our choice of meat for the platter include Beef Brisket which was quite tender. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Atlanta Day 6: Cheesecake for Dessert

Since we had an early dinner at Korea town, Ben brought me out for some dessert.

We walked to the Cheesecake Factory at the nearby Cumberland Mall.

It was really dark inside. Bad for taking photograph.

Ben had a Frozen Iced Mango for his drink. Tasted very mango.

The long list of cheesecake made it difficult to choose. So, we went over to the cake counter to take a look at the cakes to help us pick our order. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Atlanta Day 6: Dinner at Seo Ra Bcol in Korea Town

After the adventure at the Stone Mountain Park, Ben drove to the town of Duluth for dinner. Duluth is a Korea town.

After driving around for a while in Duluth, we decided to have dinner at Seo Ra Bcol Korean BBQ Restaurant because we saw some Koreans leaving the restaurant. If Korean eats here, then it should be good.

7 banchans to whet up our appetite. I enjoyed the anchovies one most (sweetish) and got a refill for that.

We ordered a Black Goat Hot Pot. It’s good for two. The hot pot came with two bowls of rice.

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Atlanta Day 6: Stone Mountain – Historic Walk-up Trail

Our last activity in the Stone Mountain Park is to hike up the 1 mile historic walk up trail.

The reason was the gondola ride was closed during our visit.

It was still pretty hot in the afternoon even though it was a cloudy day. The barren rock reflects heat.

We just have to follow the yellow marking up the hill. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Atlanta Day 6: Stone Mountain – Antebellum Plantation

The facts on this post is extracted from the Antebellum Plantation Map & Guide.

One of the attraction in the Stone Mountain Park is the self guided tour to the Antebellum Plantation. The Antebellum Plantation is a collection of original buildings from around the state of Georgia. They were built between 1792 and 1875.

These buildings represented the diverse lifestyles of the 18th and 19th century Georgia residents.

The above is Kingston, GA, circa 1845. This was the manor house of the 300-acre Allen Plantation. Bryan Allen was an English cotton broker from Savannah who probably built this home as a summerhouse.

The style of the building is characteristic of the late Federal period. Most of the Palladian windows still contain handmade glass. The octagonal columns outside and the overhead timbers downstairs are made of hand-hewn heart pine, adding both strength and beauty to the building.

Various rooms in the Kingston House. You can click on the photos to have a larger view.

The above is the Doctor’s Cabin; DeKalb County, GA, circa 1826.

This little cabin is believed to be the oldest building in Dekalb County. It was built by Chapmon Powell, one of the country’s first residents. It is typical of most American homes on the American frontier, serving as both a home and a medical office. The logs are “keyed” or locked, into place, making the corners of the cabin strong enough to withstand tornadoes.

Dr. Powell was instrumental in promoting cordial relations with the Cherokee by providing them with lodging and medical care. He also served as Dekalb County Sheriff and in the State Legislature. The house was used as a field hospital in the Battle of Atlanta. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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