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Old 03-31-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Ok Bob - you said to start it and you'd do a sticky for it.

Here's the Atlanta photo thread. Post photos you've taken of places in and around the immediate Atlanta area. Homes, roads, traffic, smog, attractions, parks, etc. Nothing generic that could be just anywhere (flowers, etc), but photos that depict Atlanta specifically.

Try to keep them at a reasonable size (under 900 pixels, NOT full resolution) so that people with slower connections won't have to wait a month to see them. Please limit the number of pics to around 7 per post so as not to bog stuff down!


http://bestsmileys.com/signs2/20.gif (broken link) NOTE: Photos should be taken by YOU only! Do NOT post or link to photos online that have been taken by anyone other than yourself ( for legal copywrite reasons) or they should be removed.

http://bestsmileys.com/signs2/20.gif (broken link) NOTE: Also note that photos are the property of those who took them, and should not be used by anyone else without the written permission of those who took them.


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Everyone join in!

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Old 04-01-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Cherokee
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I can't let you have all of the fun!



King & Queen buildings - Sandy Springs
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Atlanta's Midtown skyline as seen from the observation deck at the lake in Piedmont Park. Various condo buildings as well as offices can be seen.

There has since been a newer skyscraper added to this view and once I take an updated shot I'll update it.





The drought still catches headlines, even though we've had a bit more rainfall this year than we did this time last year. Right before Christmas I went to Sweetwater Creek State Park (about 20 minutes West of Atlanta south of I-20), and took this shot of the "lake"...

expired

(so yes, the drought was/is real).

Even though there's more water in the lake now, we're still behind.

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Old 04-03-2008, 09:28 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Default The Fun, The Glitz, and the Ugly...

First, the glitz, so to speak. Peachtree Street is the main street through downtown, and in this small section of it you'll find the large offices, some touristy restaurants, and the Peachtree Center mall (small mall under the street level which connects to the Peachtree Center MARTA station). If I'm right, the pedestrian skywalk bridge in the middle-right was severely damaged during the tornado that hit downtown recently - not sure if it's going to be removed or not...




Next is the "fun" - the Olympic ring fountain at Centennial Olympic Park near the CNN Center and the Aquarium. The park suffered some damage from the tornado but I believe most areas of it are now open. The fountain had been shut down for a while due to the drought but it MIGHT be back on now...




Last is the "ugly" side to Atlanta - the HUGE problem with vagrants in parts of downtown. Near the "Five Points" area is the worst. Avoiding the political debate as to the difference between a homeless person who needs help vs. a "bum", let's just say the city has done it's best to steer tourists away from this area and into the Aquarium/Centennial Park areas these days so they don't see this. Here below, you see a multi-million dollar fountain that was built for the Olympics. Today it's common to see men sleeping on the sitting ledge around it, peeing in it in broad daylight, or lounging on the ground around it. When I took this photo, a street preacher decided it was a good venue to sermon and pass out pizza to the addicts to. Ah, well...





ok I'm getting tired - start adding your pics, people.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Originally from Cali relocated to Inman Park/Old 4th Ward/Westside Atlanta
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Smile Pictures of the Washington Park/Westside Village Area

Here are some pictures of the neighborhood I recently moved to from Old 4th Ward/Inman Park called Historic Westside Village. The area is located due West of Downtown Atlanta/Centennial Park/GA Dome/Phillips Arena & Northside Drive, Due North of the Atlanta University Center (Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College) & due East of Washington Park http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/recreation/washington.pdf (broken link) & Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.

It is an area that is redeveloping with new townhomes, condos & retail directly inside of the development & Single family Housing in the immediate area. It is located directly on a Marta Line MARTA - Getting There - Rail Stations (http://www.itsmarta.com/getthere/stations/ashby.htm - broken link) and offers quick access whether via Highways or Streets to everything Atlanta has to offer.

The area is across the street from the largest consortium of Private HBCU's in the world Atlanta University Center, Consortium.

The immediate area used to be a hub of African-American business until segregation ended and Blacks vacated many of the immediate areas to move to other suburbs in the metropolitan area that were'nt open in previous years which left the area stagnant. Similiar to other inner cities it became a haven for the poor. The area is slowly recovering due to gentrification, renewed interest in the area & new retail, commercial and residential development that is continuing on.

Here is a guide listing the descriptions of the pictures. Enjoy!

1. Washington Park - Has a lovely Tennis Center with 8 courts & Swim Center with two olympic size pools that were built in 2003 (Brand new & under-utilized).
2. The Commons Townhomes at Westside Village with condos adjacent condos in the backround.
3. Nice end-unit townhome in the Westside Village subdivision.
4. The Ashby Marta Station steps away from the Westside Village.
5. The Savannah Homes by JLW Homes on across from Washington Park.
6. Washington Park Tennis Center.
7. Lawn green area at Washington Park.
8. House in the Savannah @ Washington Park subdivison by JLW Homes.
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Mcdonough, GA
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Thank you for this thread and the pics I hope we will see more from others. Thanks once again.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Nice pics. I & the Mrs (Secretary of the War Dept) will be visiting your fair city in about 6 weeks.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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I live in Atlanta. Those deer were in my yard a few months ago.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Originally from Cali relocated to Inman Park/Old 4th Ward/Westside Atlanta
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Question Deer in the city?

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Originally Posted by beubanks View Post
I live in Atlanta. Those deer were in my yard a few months ago.
Do you live in Atlanta or a city outside of Atlanta in the general metropolitan area? I would be very surprised to see a deer inside of Atlanta proper.
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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OMG That is so pretty
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