Welcome world travelers! Welcome to Georgia. To the 'burbs of Atlanta.
I want you to close your eyes and imagine that you are here with me. Well, don't really close your eyes. You wouldn't be able to read. But you know what I mean. Visualize Georgia.What do you see?
Do you see Plantation houses? Spanish moss? Lots of traffic? What do you taste?
Grits? Peaches? B-B-Q? The wonder that is sweet tea? What do you hear?
The call of Bulldog fans (sic 'em Dawgs, woof, woof, woof)? Country music? Engines roaring from the Atlanta Motor speedway? The soft lilt of a southern drawl?
Now I am going to show you Georgia. Because when you think "Georgia" - you think Hindu temple. Right? NO? Well, you should. Georgia is home to the largest Hindu temple outside of India.
And this temple is right here in my suburban city - Lilburn.And the juxtaposition of the sacred.
With the profane is so Georgia.
Have I mentioned how much I like SAT words?
We have the iconic suburban strip mall - with the Publix grocery store.
And then across the street we have this:
The grounds of the temple are beautiful.
It is very peaceful.
The definition of serenity.
And for a few minutes, one might forget that we are smack dab in the middle of suburbia.
And we might imagine that we we are world travelers.
Instead of looking at an example of what is quintessentially Georgian.
Ya'll come back now...
Theme song: The Beatles - Within You, Without You