Scattered around Atlanta, Georgia are tiny little doors that have big charm.
Atlanta’s Beltline Trail is a two-mile Eastside trail that's home to large-scale graffiti murals and some amazing wide-open views of the city. It’s also home to Tiny Doors #6 and #2, and like all the Tiny Doors, they are small enough to be easily overlooked. Not all doors need to be opened to lead you somewhere interesting. Installed in unexpected places around Atlanta are nine (so far) whimsical vignettes featuring six-inch miniature doors. And the story behind each door is yours to imagine.
The #TinyDoorsATL project was started by Atlanta artist Karen Anderson with the stated goal of inspiring curiosity and exploration in people who happen across the little doors, which are affixed near various landmarks that make Atlanta unique.
Hidden in plain sight around the city, the doors are meant to draw your curiosity down to ground level, and be seen by those who take the time to look. Sometimes the best ideas come along in one-twelfth scale.
Know Before You Go
The map coordinates are for Door #6. Follow the Beltline trail either north from the Carter Center or south from Piedmont Park. The door is just north of the bridge over Route 78, at Paris-on-Ponce. There are nine doors in downtown Atlanta, and one at Decatur Square. For a map of the location of all the doors, check out the website. A great place to see art in Atlanta, including Tiny Doors, is on the Beltline. You can park at the skateboard park in Old Fourth Ward for an easy way to get to the #PRIDE door.
Content originally created for Atlas Obscura.