If you were reading this blog last summer, you've already seen my snapshot of the Italianate steps on the grounds of Cator Woolford Gardens. Perhaps less iconic than the steps that lead to architect Philip Trammell Shutze's 1920s Swan House, these are nonetheless a lovely and welcoming site on a steamy day. Today CW gardens are rented for private parties and weddings to help support The Frazer Center, but in the early 20th century this was home to Cator and Charlotte Woolford. (Cator Woolford was one of the principle founders of Retail Credit, which became Equifax Credit Services.)
Apart from days when events are scheduled, the extensive Druid Hills gardens are open to the public and the steps in particular are a popular site for photography. With the moss that has grown on them over time, and the leafy green canopy, the steps do feel like something out of the movie A Midsummer Night's Dream -- at least a Georgia version.
Photo my own
BTW: Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed the park-like neighborhood Druid Hills. To learn more about Olmsted, click here.