Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sepia Scenes/Talking Rock, Georgia


This cute little town is located in Pickens County between Ellijay and Jasper and is the third smallest town in the state of Georgia. There are several different stories as to how it got it's name. One is that it's from the noise of the water rolling over the rocks in a nearby creek. Another story is that of folks sitting on a rock to talk to a neighbor. My favorite is that the name came from the Indians in the area.
This buildings is just a few feet from the general store. I thought the sign was funny.
After a google search I got several different numbers for the population of Talking Rock. One web site said the population was 49 in 2000. Another said the 2008 population was 95 but that the population had declined. Goes to show you can't believe what you read on the internet. Across the highway from the other buildings is this old train. The town may be small but it has a lot of history.

Visit Mary (the teach) for more Sepia Scenes.

42 comments:

Kerri said...

WOW! These are some neat shots Dot!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a neat little town! Gotta love the free parking. ;-)

Shinade said...

Wow you did an awesome job this week. it reminds me of movie scenes form "Fried Green Tomatoes!" These are incredible.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/12/seapia-scenes-golden-shades.html

Happy day:-)

Rose said...

Great shots all! I love the humor in that second one...

Shinade said...

Thanks dot for dropping by but how in the world did you find Harriet?

Oh my that was last week for photo hunter but thanks anyway for the comment!!

Yes Harriet was quite the entertainer that day.

Jan said...

Dot this is a wonderful post. Makes me want to jump in the car and drive across the country to see Talking Rock.

Gmj said...

AI love rural Georgia, and knew it in black and white days. I mean that literally. Do you know where Roy, Ga. is? I do.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a fun series Dot. And how well suited to sepia ~ this quaint little town looks like a throwback in time. Love the sign too!

Anonymous said...

wow Dot That's a small town

niece

Judy said...

What an awesome place to visit. I love towns like that. Your photos are great.

Mojo said...

Very nice shots, and perfectly suited to sepia.

Carletta said...

Your sepia rendings of your photos have taken us back in time Dot!
Really nice.
Almost looks like an old west town instead of Georgia.

ilanadavita said...

The sepia effects suits your photos really well.

Annie said...

Shades of "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "The Station Master". Memorable images.

Robin said...

Great shots! That little town does old-timey very well :).

Susan said...

Love the tone! You must have been looking for Talking Rock or you wouldn't have found it, and obviously you didn't blink whilst driving through it or you would have missed it for sure! Great photos!

Yen said...

WOW! Those are amazing capture! It's like it was taken in the 1930 era! Love the photo conversion and the area where you took them!~

Mine is here. Happy SS!

ellen b said...

Hi Dot!
These photos are so perfect for Sepia! I love the feel of them.
Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for visiting my sepia :0)

happyone said...

You have some really great pictures there.

fishing guy said...

Dot: Those are some neat captures and the sepia look is perfect. that sign was in a funny place. Maybe they put it there for you to capture.

Dianne said...

these are great scenes!

the dusting of snow makes everything so peaceful

Susan Skitt said...

Love those sepia scenes! Beautiful pictures Dot and fun to learn about a little place called "Talking Rock".

The name reminds me of Luke 19:40 during Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem (which people often call "Palm Sunday").

The disciples of Jesus were praising God and saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the LORD! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" (Sounds like at Christmas, doesn't it?)

Anyhow, some of the religious leaders were upset and told Jesus to make his disciples stop!

Here's the "talking rock" part. Jesus said, "I tell you that if these should keep silent, the STONES WOULD IMMEDIATELY CRY OUT." How cool is that?

P.S. We just had Christmas cards done with our family picture in sepia :)

Deborah Wilson said...

Sepia was perfect for these pics, Dot. Talking Rock - I've been there once but mainly I drive by on my way to the mountains. Goes to show that these little towns that we pass through (or by) is worth the stop.

49 - 95 people? After one gets a load of the traffic in metro - Atlanta, sounds like my kind of town!

Daryl said...

Oh dot, these are fabulous .. perfect!

:-Daryl

April said...

The town has a very laid back feel to it. Not too many places in the world like that anymore. I was thinking of the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" too. Very nice photos!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Now those are the kinds of towns i like to stop in. Love the photos.

Becky and Gary said...

Excellant series Dot. Sepia is so cool. I should join.

Bintang said...

Feels like I'm reading a history school book..great sepia toning.

Neal said...

Wow, those are some great shots! I love the one with the parking sign. :)

crazy working mom said...

Those are some amazing photos! I Love the shot of the bank parking lot. Nice captures.

Gretchen said...

I love it! The sepia tones make it seem like they were taken decades ago.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks for the tour and the sepia photos. I love visiting old towns and this one fits the bill. Don't have to worry about rush hour here.

Renie Burghardt said...

Wow, what great shots, Dot! You take some beautiful pictures!

Thanks so much for your kind comment on my Cat Story. It was much appreciated.

Renie

Deborah Wilson said...

Dot,

I'm passing the Butterfly Award to you - it's on my blog...:)

Dick said...

Looks like traveling back in time, I like the sepia.
A small town indeed, I guess they know everything about everybody. lol.

PERBS said...

I like that small town atmosphere. You captured it well! I like that touch of snow too! Ü

Kelli said...

Wonderful shots, Dot! What a sweet old town.
~Kelli

DeeMom said...

Wonderful Pictures, quite a charming place for sure

ParrisWerkz said...

I can't believe your Georgia stuff! You visited the area I claim as roots of my people...White Path, GA, just outside Ellijay headed east, is where my great grandmother x4 was blessed with a chunk of gold lodged atop her laundry which soaked overnight in White Path Creek. The laundry stayed in placed by a tree sapling fashioned to hold the wash as the water tumbled its way down the creek, clean, cold, crisp. A beautiful part of the world with mysteries of its own to be found in the broken down moonshiner's trucks still wedged among kudzu vines in almost invisible grottos dotted among those north Georgia hills. Best of travels...

ParrisWerkz said...

Sorry to leave 2 comments, but this has inspired me to add a new photography blog to my site....I didn't realize so much could be done with this type thing. You did do a good job with GA by the way. My Dad still lives in Ellijay! I hate they are cutting off the mountaintops like mastectomies on the landscape. All for roads for cars we can't afford to drive anymore.....scars of the earth -- a good photo topic, though not very uplifting!

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