Friday, November 18, 2022

Stone Mountain November/ "Palais de Danse"

 



























Stone Mountain! Can you see it? This photo is from the island in Stone Mountain Lake, we have just walked over the covered bridge to get here.  I have told you about Stone Mountain before many times, if you remember!


From this spot, if you look left you see the covered bridge but if you look to the right, you see the view of Stone Mountain. You know Richard got a close up for you, showing the cable car about to go into the building to let the folks out to see the views! (There is also a walk up trail but the cable cars are very popular too.)







You know when I leave a comment on your blog and you see my photo of a walkway? That photo was taken in the spring on the trail in front of Stone Mountain which was from 2011.
The photo above is almost the same spot but now they have fencing around it. If you notice the yellow sign, it says you can't enter but as it is part of the Cherokee trail around the mountain, you also see there is a space to squeeze through the left of the sign! (There were two people who paused there just after Richard took this photo for me. I was pleased to tell them to ignore the sign and just go around it!  I am such a rebel but hey, I know what I know!)  If you are wondering why there is such heavy fencing...it is because there is now a very expensive LASER show that they have and I guess they can't have folks sneaking in there and hiding before the show! Also, for the winter, they make snow from the lake and create "Snow Mountain" in that area.  Big hit with the kids!  Anyway, let me show you some more photos!


Isn't the outline of Stone Mountain just gorgeous behind the trees?















See the water wheel? This is an old grist mill beside Stone Mountain Lake. 





















That last tree was in the parking lot at Stone Mountain!  These photos were from early November. The temps were in the 70's and for a few weeks there, it was wonderful to walk and enjoy the leaves! Suddenly, we got a cold front and it went from almost 80 degrees to our lows being in the 30's and it has struggled to get to 45 for a high temp! Happy I was able to get out and about while the sun was shining!
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I learn something new every day!  For some reason, I thought of a song by the Kinks and I looked it up on YouTube. The one that I found had all the lyrics.  Let me see if I can get it here for you....


"Come Dancing"!

If you were able to read the lyrics, it is mentioned that his sister would go dancing at the local "palais".  From the context you can surmise that that would be a dance hall but it is from the words "palais de danse".  That would be a "dance palace" in French which is what dance halls were called in the 1950's and 1960's in England. I had never heard of that before, Richard had to tell me!  That song was from 1983, by the way...it was a very good year, the same year that Richard and I got married!

Hope you are all doing well, my friends!  Take care.  

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos of your beautiful mountain!

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  2. You chose the perfect day for your walk at Stone Mountain, gorgeous photos, every one of them. Does your hair look longer?
    Our October was the warmest on record, and November has not really become as cold as "normal" (what's normal these days anyway?), but this means that we are still seeing wonderful autumn colours all around. The cold and monochrome days will be here soon enough.

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    1. My hair? Don't get me started! I haven't had a nice haircut since 2019!!
      We have been FREEZING. We finally had sunshine today. It was cold but at least we had some sun!!

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  3. I say again, Richard ought to have his own picture blog! Here, that woman keeps getting in the way. Love the pic of the Mill. Such a good day out for you both, though I would need the chairlift to get up there now.

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    1. Ha, ha! Yes, I really do get in the way. I won't show you all the pictures with my fuzzy head messing up the shot! The skylift is not only easier but quicker also!!

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  4. What a beautiful place to visit. You're weather sounds about how ours was. Early November was warmer than usual, but now it is below normal here. Everything is frozen and it's cold with a dusting of snow. Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving ! Love, ma

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    1. Snow? At least you are not in Buffalo!! I don't see how those folks can take it! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  5. What a pretty place to walk. How long does it take you to get there?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hey Janie! Stone Mountain is about a 30 minute drive from us. It is east of Atlanta and so are we! There are two other "stone" mountains that I have written about...Arabia Mountain and Panola Mountain, and they are even closer to us!

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  6. Oh how I love St. Mtn. We have not been in forever! Sure shows you God's creation, doesn't it? I bet it is windy at top!

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    1. It can be very windy at the top! And sometimes, the top can be covered in a foggy cloud and you can hardly see where you are going. Ask me how I know!!

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    1. Isn't it a happy song? The Kinks are great!

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  8. Nice autumn colours. One of my favourite Kinks songs. Met a woman in the Lake District years ago that sang backing vocals with them.

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    1. I don't know what makes me happier, thinking of someone singing backup for the Kinks or thinking of the Lake District!

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  9. I do love a covered bridge! Stone Mountain is such a nice place, and an unusual looking mountain too. The Autumn colours are gorgeous, and who doesn't love an old mill. I went to a few Dance Palaces in my youth - what happened to them? Memories...

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    1. Dance Palaces? Not me. The closest I came to it was going to the local skating rink. When you did a "couples skate", it was a bit like dancing! I have written about Stone Mountain before, it is a true "stone" mountain. It was quarried for many years but it has been a park for many years and is protected. It is amazing!!

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  10. I heard on the news that the south was still having a lovely Fall and nice color on the trees. I can see from your post that that's true. I was telling some friends about your photos of Stone Mountain and how beautiful it is. Have a very happy Thanksgiving Kay!

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    1. It is beautiful! Does your brother still live in Henry County? If so, he is very close to Panola Mountain and not far from Stone Mountain! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!

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  11. Stone Mountain is such a beautiful place, i hope i get to visit someday.

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    1. I do hope you will visit one day. People do come here from all over the world to see it. You can hear languages from all over.

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  12. I've often wondered why some people choose their favicons. Now I know! Thanks...
    Beautiful woods...
    hughugs
    Donna

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    1. Favicon! I had no idea what that was called! Thank you! I mentioned that these woods were used in the filming of "Stranger Things" but the area has been used for years as a filming location. It is a beautiful spot. Hugs to you!!

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  13. Wow! That is such a beautiful area. I can imagine what fun it is to go hiking there.

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    1. You would love it! Wish I could climb to the top with you and Art!

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