Friday, February 22, 2013

all alone


During my last trip to Georgia, my cousin Courtney and I spent a few days driving around compiling film clips to make this nifty little video of some of my favorite spots near my dad's house, as well as some interesting places we found along the way. From historic graveyards and creepy abandoned churches to haunted houses and consignment shop interiors, we traveled far and wide for these three minutes of footage -- mostly in the rain and mud, I might add.

A few fun facts about some of the locations featured in this video:

  • The little church featured several times is off a dirt road in Mt. Zion. Next to it is a small graveyard, also shown throughout, that has graves dating back to the 1850s. The church is abandoned and has no handle on the front door, but every time we visit the blinds are in a different position (*cue "theme song to the Twilight Zone"*) Courtney and I have had some pretty freaky experiences out there at night, though I suppose our interactive imaginations and superstitious natures could have been to blame.
  • The stately manor on the hill shown at 1:25 is known as Key's Castle, and the woodlands around it are called Devil's Kitchen. Located in Tallapoosa, the house has a long history of death and other terrible things associated with it. Teenagers made a habit of breaking into it, so as you can see, it is now boarded up and surrounded by security cameras. You can learn more about the history of the house and Devil's Kitchen here.
  • The staircase at 2:43 is inside a shop in Carrollton that is home to one of the oldest working cash registers in the country. Supposedly, their fully-operational register is older than the one in the Smithsonian, or so Courtney tells me. 
  • The "Forbidden Fruit Creates Many Jams" church sign had Courtney and I laughing for hours -- and craving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Somehow, I don't think that's the effect the church was going for. 

The song I used is "All Alone" by Nick 13, which you can purchase here. I claim no ownership or rights to the music.

3 comments :

  1. It's Horton's Bookstore, BTW. Google that shit. Lol

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    1. Haha I couldn't remember the name of the store for the life of me and I was going to text you to ask but then I got lazy and fell asleep.

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  2. I love this :) Georgia seemslike my ideal place to live...if only Nick 13 did the soundtrack to my life! Xx

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