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View Poll Results: Which looks prettier??
Piedmont Park 40 40.82%
Boston Common 58 59.18%
Voters: 98. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-09-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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Out of these two parks, which do you think contains the most beauty?

Piedmont Park:






Boston Common:
http://sherbornmarealestate.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/boston-common-david-berkowitz.jpg (broken link)



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Old 11-09-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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I don't know Boston Common very well but Piedmont is a pretty awesome park!! I only wish that since we don't have a waterfront area the pond could be better utilized.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I think if you include the Boston Public Garden to the Boston Common you sort of can get a good comparasion between the Common and Piedmont. They seem to be similar in some ways. To be honest I do not know Piedmont Park so maybe I am overrating it. But I am not voting until I see more.

After reading about Piedmont Park it even reminds me of Central Park, with the Olmstead family planning it, the lake with its views and the Piedmont Park Conservancy helping to maintain it, etc.

In fact Piedmont seems to be a "planned" type park usually seen in PARTS of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago or out in San Francisco. Or some European type squares in New Orleans, NYC, Charleston, etc.

I say parts and some because these cities also have plenty of the boring "big open ballfields" and cement playground type parks too.

Anyway, there seems to be far more to Atlanta than some people would have us believe!
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:39 AM
 
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walk into the public garden at night from the comm ave entrance near the washington statue and tell me what you think...
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:48 AM
 
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first off, the common (and I assume we are counting the far more magnificent public garden) is right in the middle of one of the great walking cities in America, and begins Olmsted's emerald necklace that extends down the gorgeous commonwealth avenue mall to the fens and eventually jamaica pond, the arboretum, and franklin park. the common is clearly ahead of piedmont from the get go because of the brilliance of the surrounding architecture and urban character- situated between the opulence of the back bay, the aristocratic beacon hill, the bustle of downtown, and the gritty yet inviting chinatown and theater district.

Looking eastward from the Washington statue at night is especially brilliant, as the blue glow of the state street builiding comes into frame down the avery street break in the tremont high rise condos...

the flora is immaculate as well, and the detailof the fountains is worth many, many visits.

I love the guy who plays accordian on the bridge...

BTW, the above pics do no justice.
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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My vote goes for Piedmont Park, but Boston Common looks nice too.



Piedmont Park on July 4th 2009
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Just a quick note on the pictures. Two of the pictures purporting to be the Common are actually the Public Garden, which is technically a different park. But since it is situated across the street from the Common, it seems reasonable to consider both together. The Garden is designed with the purpose of strolling and as such is meticulously landscaped for visual appeal. The Common is more multi-purpose in nature and has several recreational facilities.

At any rate, I voted for the Common, but Piedmont Park is also a fantastic park, and belongs on the same list as the Common, Central Park, Golden Gate Park, Millennium Park, and Grifith Park, as one of the truly great urban parks. I spent a wonderful afternoon at Piedmont Park about 8 years ago during some sort of festival. Lots of music, barbecue, and beer to go with the natural beauty.
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Piedmont seems like a nice park, but I vote for the Common/Garden












These pictures found here









My favorite view...

Last edited by tmac9wr; 11-10-2009 at 03:50 PM..
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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At any rate, I voted for the Common, but Piedmont Park is also a fantastic park, and belongs on the same list as the Common, Central Park, Golden Gate Park, Millennium Park, and Grifith Park, as one of the truly great urban parks. I spent a wonderful afternoon at Piedmont Park about 8 years ago during some sort of festival. Lots of music, barbecue, and beer to go with the natural beauty.
There are some great festivals and concerts in Piedmont Park. The Dogwood Festival, Screen on the Green, Gay Pride, etc. Dave Mathews played there a couple of years ago and Paul McCartney just played in 2009. I caught a free Sheila E. concert there a few years back that was part of the Atlanta Jazz Festival.

Park Drive bridge entrance to Piedmont Park

Bridge - Piedmont Park 1 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rkimberly/48704213/ - broken link)


Athletic Fields at Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park, Atlanta on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/quillpics/2860462825/ - broken link)


Steps and stonework from the 1895 World's Fair in Piedmont Park

Stairs on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8487757@N08/522215276/ - broken link)


Historic bath house and swimming pool at Piedmont Park

Swimming Pool and Bath House on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9235655@N02/1336030487/ - broken link)


Dave Mathews at Piedmont Park, 2007

Flickr Photo Download: Stage and People at the Dave Matthews band and the Allman brothers band
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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Botanical Garden at Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park Atlanta on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67165210@N00/2003448218/in/set-72157603140570412/ - broken link)


Pier and ellipse at Lake Clara Mere, Piedmont Park

Clara Mere Lake, Piedmont Park Atlanta Ga. on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jodekihila/1518305897/ - broken link)


More steps and stonework from the 1895 World's Fair, Piedmont Park

Steps on the Backside of Piedmont Park on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9235655@N02/1315995502/ - broken link)


Springtime at Piedmont Park

DSC_9995 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/asterisko/3555746942/ - broken link)


Piedmont Park Visitor's Center

Piedmont Park Visitor's Center on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9235655@N02/1315285291/ - broken link)


14th Street Gate, Piedmont Park

_DSC0130 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wgc1980/3000693911/ - broken link)
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