A Carefree, Classic City Valentine’s Day

(Photo/Gracie Thompson)

Falling in love has a way of making you feel insane and sweaty. BBC Science reports that this is due to the hormones dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin released by your brain when you experience attraction. If you’re looking to capture that carefree, effortless illusion in spite of your sweaty palms and racing heart this Valentine’s Day, here are a few Athens favorites to visit on Feb. 14.

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The Chapel Bell located at the University of Georgia is a campus hotspot for celebrating everything from a Bulldog victory to acing an exam. The Chapel Bell can be heard around campus and downtown on a clear day like this one on Feb. 13, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo/Gracie Thompson).
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The Arch on North Campus at the University of Georgia has a long history of being the location for the Athens community to mourn, protest, and celebrate. This Athens symbol stands tall on Feb. 13, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo/Gracie Thompson).
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Located right next to the Arch on the campus of the University of Georgia are these paper cranes. The birds are hung in trees on both sides, adding a flash of color to the greenery on Feb. 13, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo/Gracie Thompson).
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The Georgia Theatre in Downtown Athens, Georgia is an icon. While the marquee is dark in the afternoon on Feb. 13, 2017, the lights will turn on to welcome singer/songwriter Anders Osborne to Athens, Georgia on Valentine’s Day. (Photo/Gracie Thompson).
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Last Resort Grill, a local Athens favorite located on Clayton Street, features dessert from Cecilia Villaveces Cakes. The cakes are displayed next to the bar on Feb. 13,2017 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo/Gracie Thompson).
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Five Points welcomes Avid Bookshop to its new location on South Lumpkin Street. The bright blue storefront adds a pop of color to the neighborhood on Feb. 13, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo/Gracie Thompson).
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Avid Bookshop currently features these cut-out hearts in their window display on Feb. 13, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo/Gracie Thompson).
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Two Story Coffee located on South Lumpkin Street offers a homey, is an Athens favorite that offers a laid-back atmosphere on Feb. 14, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo/Gracie Thompson).

By: Gracie Thompson

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Author: athchat

I'm a third year journalism student at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. I am so excited to report on the Athens community this semester as a part of my coursework in Multi-Platform Story Production.

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