Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
This picture does NOT do this justice. I went to the Fox Theater to see the movie Bolt today and afterwards, hung around to take a few pictures - this is the curtian that is on the stage (in front of the screen today). It is really very beautiful. You cannot see it in the uploaded photo but it really shimmers and glitters.
It is extremly ornate and very stunning in realy life. The Fox Theater is another one of of those beautiful old buildings saved from the wreaking ball (thank heavens). It is also one of my favorite places to go. I have season tickets (for the Broadway series) so you are likely to see more pictures of this treasured theater.
Friday, January 23, 2009
There is a restaurant downstairs now, but it used to be the home of the Agora Ballroom. Man! A lot of great bands played there in the late 70s, early 80s.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Atlanta is famous for its traffic jams (especially during Braves season) but this shows that even at 10 pm, you might get caught in a traffic jam. Aaaa - the joys of city life.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Mary Mac's opened in 1945. The original owner, Mary McKenzie, decided to open it and use her excellent southern cooking skills to earn money. Back during WWII, women just didn't open their own restaurants so she used a more genteel name and that is where the "Tea Room" part came from.
This is a hot spot for tourist and locals alike. If you ask most locals where to get the best southern cooking in town - this is where you will be told to go. I recommend the Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy and of course you have to start out with Pot Likker and Cracklin' Bread. Also, if you go here, you must order the table wine of the south - a big glass of sweet ice tea. So good - it will make you slap your grandma.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Apparently, during Margaret's time living there, the place was not as nice as it is today (it was restored in 1996). She lovingly called it "the dump", which is also what many locals called it before restoration, since the place was falling apart. There were 'mysterious fires' that occurred during restorations - apparently set by arsonist and thought to have been racially motivated (as far as I know, no one was ever caught or charged with the incidents).
I learned more about Margaret there then I thought I would. She apparently was quite the fun-loving girl. She and John moved out in 1932. If you are ever in Atlanta, I recommend this place-especially if you are a GWTW fan.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
I took this picture after leaving a meeting at the "Sloppy Floyd Building". The 300 foot Corey Smoke Stack is a very well known landmark in Atlanta - often when people give directions, they will say "it is near the Corey Smoke Stack". It is right across the bridge from the State Capitol Building.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
These army jeeps were a big part of my inspiration in starting this blog. I drive by them a few times a week and keep saying to my self "I need to take pictures of that".
They are silently parked in front of the 57th Fighter Group, which was a wonderful restaurant that was one of those little tucked away places, that many locals frequented. It was near Peachtree-Dekalb airport and at certain tables, you could sit near the window and see the planes take off and land. They had the BEST beer-cheese soup in the entire world.
You will notice I am using past tense. Yes, sadly this wonderful Atlanta restaurant, which looked like a WWII bunker (complete with sandbags and war memorabilia closed in Dec 2006. I wish I could have taken so pics of the restaurant but it is fenced off. At least the jeeps are still sitting out front. I miss this place - they had the best Sunday brunch in town.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The inscription written on the base says:
THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THOSE GEORGIANS
WHO FOUGHT, DIED AND ARE STILL MISSING IN ACTION
IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. THEY ANSWERED THEIR COUNTRY'S
CALL TO DUTY WITH COURAGE AND SACRIFICE AND THEY
SHALL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
This photo was taken from across the street in the YMCA's parking lot.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
First up... a GORILLA. You may be wondering what a gorilla is doing in Atlanta. Well, it just happens to be one of my favorite photos that I took at Zoo Atlanta. I was fortunate enough to have a chance to go behind the scenes there and was literally maybe 10 feet from this gorilla when I took the picture (we were separated by a very, very deep trench) - he seemed quite interested in having his picture made. Zoo Atlanta has made a lot of improvements over the years and is really a wonderful place to spend the day.