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Old 01-14-2015, 07:50 PM
 
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This was a really cool video I'd thought I'd share.
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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Love this! Air played this to my Apple TV. Looks amazing on the big screen.
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:07 PM
 
Location: N.C. for now... Atlanta future
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That was a very interesting video. I loved the moving clouds. That created a dramatic backdrop. I couldn't quite figure out what those flashing lights in some scenes were (like the orange/green flashing building near the end and the seemingly blinking street lights on the connector).
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:39 AM
 
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That was a very interesting video. I loved the moving clouds. That created a dramatic backdrop. I couldn't quite figure out what those flashing lights in some scenes were (like the orange/green flashing building near the end and the seemingly blinking street lights on the connector).
the blinking street lights are not intentional. they are sodium vapour bulbs, which only last 2-3 years. over time the gas wears out and they do this thing called 'cycling'. the fixture attempts to 'strike' an arc, and it takes so much electricity to keep the lamp lit properly that the bulb could explode, so the built in circuit shuts off the lamp when it gets too hot. after 5 minutes, the lamp is cooled down and it tries again. this goes on forever until all the gas wears out.

it's apparently difficult to pull down those high-mast lights to replace the bulbs, so they don't bother to do it often. i honestly don't see the point in having them up that high anyway, it just seems like a waste of electricity.

as for the red and green flashing building, that's city hall; you're looking at it from the south side.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:45 AM
 
Location: atlanta
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as much as i love atlanta, i never really find our skyline very impressive. there are two exceptions that no one seems to ever show in these videos; the first is driving north on 85 past the exit for buford highway at night. if you look to your left, you will see a fantastic view of buckhead over the trees that looks like something out of 'blade runner'.

the other view is coming down peachtree road through buckhead, looking south towards midtown and downtown. they both seem to run together, and since you're on a hill, you're looking out from between the trees downhill at the city. very nice.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:55 AM
 
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as much as i love atlanta, i never really find our skyline very impressive. there are two exceptions that no one seems to ever show in these videos; the first is driving north on 85 past the exit for buford highway at night. if you look to your left, you will see a fantastic view of buckhead over the trees that looks like something out of 'blade runner'.

the other view is coming down peachtree road through buckhead, looking south towards midtown and downtown. they both seem to run together, and since you're on a hill, you're looking out from between the trees downhill at the city. very nice.
Those are both good views. The from 85 northbound is quite amazing.

I liked the video but it never seemed to get past Midtown.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:06 AM
 
Location: atlanta
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our street scenes are generally much more impressive than our skyline. i never really get the whole fascination with atlanta's skyline, minus buckhead which is pretty impressive at night. maybe it's just because i've lived here for so long.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:40 AM
 
Location: O4W
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Top 5 skyline in the country
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: ATL for now
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Top 5 skyline in the country
Ha!

List 'em.
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:43 AM
 
Location: N.C. for now... Atlanta future
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the blinking street lights are not intentional. they are sodium vapour bulbs, which only last 2-3 years. over time the gas wears out and they do this thing called 'cycling'. the fixture attempts to 'strike' an arc, and it takes so much electricity to keep the lamp lit properly that the bulb could explode, so the built in circuit shuts off the lamp when it gets too hot. after 5 minutes, the lamp is cooled down and it tries again. this goes on forever until all the gas wears out.

it's apparently difficult to pull down those high-mast lights to replace the bulbs, so they don't bother to do it often. i honestly don't see the point in having them up that high anyway, it just seems like a waste of electricity.

as for the red and green flashing building, that's city hall; you're looking at it from the south side.
Thanks for explaining which building but I still don't know what the orange/green flashing light was and why the city hall would be lit up green and orange. Starts at 3:09. There was also a purple light flashing to the right of that on top of a building... I'm OCD, forgive me. LOL

(I think the purple light seemingly flashing to the right of the city hall might be just the tip of the Symphony Tower showing.)

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