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Old 02-21-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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Dude, Atlanta IS southern...please stop with your false accusations. See if this is southern enough for you...


Swan House, Buckhead...these mansions and estates are found throughout the area

the swan house, IMG09762 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xinmincat/106033682/ - broken link) Swan House 1 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photoron/2325098572/ - broken link)


1. Atlanta Rising from the Ashes, Woodruff Park 2. Cease Fire Memorial - commemorating the end of the Civil War, Piedmont Park

Atlanta Rising from the Ashes, Atlanta, Georgia on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanneorla/86203130/ - broken link) Statue on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djenigma/306011095/ - broken link)


1. Unknown Confederate Dead Memorial...there are over 6,000 Confederate soldiers buried in Oakland Cemetery

The Lion of Atlanta_Photo 3 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! Photo 2- Angela Franks on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30338881@N02/2841104789/ - broken link)


General John Brown, Confederate General and Governor of Georgia

John Brown Gordon, State Capitol, Atlanta, Georgia on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanneorla/86205959/ - broken link) GEN John Brown Gordan, CSA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justme_findingmyway/1044071394/ - broken link)


Civil War Monuments

Oakland Cemetery on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58901870@N00/3062196492/ - broken link) CSA MONUMENT on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nda5150/2638266654/ - broken link) Photo 1 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/29764056@N06/2843257501/ - broken link)


Another obelisk on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockyhunter/215590809/ - broken link) Texas Monument - Kennesaw Battlefield - Kennesaw, GA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pastigo/344903121/ - broken link)


1. Stone Mountain relief carving of Lee, Davis, and Jackson 2. Riverboat on Stone Mountain Lake

Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial, Stone Mountain, Georgia on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jstephenconn/2645612527/ - broken link) Stone Mtn Paddle Wheel on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hueyatl/131727065/ - broken link)


These historical markers are found throughout the Atlanta area

Oakland Cemetery Photostroll on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flc/92256789/ - broken link) March To The Sea on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photohound/560996886/ - broken link)


Confederate Cannon Monuments

McPherson and Monument on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/anearthling/349031655/ - broken link) Cannon from Civil War on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/procrast8/163882302/ - broken link)


1. Battle of Atlanta 2. Battle of Brown's Mill Memorial

Battle of Atlanta state historical marker on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/procrast8/196665135/ - broken link) monuments-photo 5 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30341635@N03/3079094492/ - broken link)


Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield

Cannon at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30580709@N07/2968631743/ - broken link) DSC_4016-14.jpg on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vinceb/1244634551/ - broken link)


Photo 3: Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park- Jen Ngo on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/29882802@N06/2873508355/in/photostream/ - broken link) Photo 5: Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/29882802@N06/2873457877/ - broken link)


The Cyclorama, oil painting of the Battle of Atlanta...at 42'x358' it's the largest in the world

Atlanta Cyclorama on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgiamberdine/2519060083/ - broken link) Shhhh! Don't tell! on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucumari/503309546/ - broken link)


Southern-style restaurants

Pittypat's Porch on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/procrast8/207660894/ - broken link) Mary Mac's Tea Room on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7486366@N08/1718934686/in/set-72157602654588871/ - broken link)


colonnade2 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ponceypix/2321985092/ - broken link) Fat Matt's on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndm77/6540267/ - broken link)


Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, apartment building where she wrote Gone with the Wind

Back of Margaret Mitchell House on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/procrast8/219597250/ - broken link) Picture of Scarlet inside the doorway on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7486366@N08/1718978540/in/set-72157602654588871/ - broken link)


1. Marietta National Cemetery, burial site of over 10,000 Union soldiers

Marietta National Cemetery on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisinside/2359479920/ - broken link) Marietta National Cemetery on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


1. Georgia Railroad Depot, 1869 2. McDonough Square Confederate Memorial

Georgia Railroad Depot on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/negfoto/2275002077/ - broken link) McD02 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blutat2/87634542/ - broken link)


A print shop in Atlanta

Southern hospitality at the printing shop in Atlanta on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thejambo/2363920600/ - broken link)
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Dude, Atlanta IS southern...please stop with your false accusations. See if this is southern enough for you...


Swan House, Buckhead...these mansions and estates are found throughout the area

the swan house, IMG09762 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xinmincat/106033682/ - broken link) Swan House 1 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photoron/2325098572/ - broken link)


1. Atlanta Rising from the Ashes, Woodruff Park 2. Cease Fire Memorial, commemorating the end of the Civil War

Atlanta Rising from the Ashes, Atlanta, Georgia on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanneorla/86203130/ - broken link) Statue on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djenigma/306011095/ - broken link)


1. Unknown Confederate Dead Memorial...there are over 6,000 Confederate soldiers buried in Oakland Cemetery

The Lion of Atlanta_Photo 3 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! Photo 2- Angela Franks on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30338881@N02/2841104789/ - broken link)


General John Brown, Confederate General and Governor of Georgia

John Brown Gordon, State Capitol, Atlanta, Georgia on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanneorla/86205959/ - broken link) GEN John Brown Gordan, CSA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justme_findingmyway/1044071394/ - broken link)


Civil War Monuments

Oakland Cemetery on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58901870@N00/3062196492/ - broken link) CSA MONUMENT on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nda5150/2638266654/ - broken link) Photo 1 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/29764056@N06/2843257501/ - broken link)


Another obelisk on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockyhunter/215590809/ - broken link) Texas Monument - Kennesaw Battlefield - Kennesaw, GA on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pastigo/344903121/ - broken link)


1. Stone Mountain relief carving of Lee, Davis, and Jackson 2. Riverboat on Stone Mountain Lake

Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial, Stone Mountain, Georgia on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jstephenconn/2645612527/ - broken link) Stone Mtn Paddle Wheel on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hueyatl/131727065/ - broken link)


These historical markers are found throughout the Atlanta area

Oakland Cemetery Photostroll on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flc/92256789/ - broken link) March To The Sea on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photohound/560996886/ - broken link)


Confederate Cannon Monuments

McPherson and Monument on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/anearthling/349031655/ - broken link) Cannon from Civil War on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/procrast8/163882302/ - broken link)


1. Battle of Atlanta 2. Battle of Brown's Mill Memorial

Battle of Atlanta state historical marker on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/procrast8/196665135/ - broken link) monuments-photo 5 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30341635@N03/3079094492/ - broken link)


Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield

Cannon at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30580709@N07/2968631743/ - broken link) DSC_4016-14.jpg on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vinceb/1244634551/ - broken link)


Photo 3: Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park- Jen Ngo on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/29882802@N06/2873508355/in/photostream/ - broken link) Photo 5: Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/29882802@N06/2873457877/ - broken link)


The Cyclorama, oil painting of the Battle of Atlanta...at 42'x358' it's the largest in the world

Atlanta Cyclorama on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgiamberdine/2519060083/ - broken link) Shhhh! Don't tell! on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucumari/503309546/ - broken link)


Southern-style restaurants

Pittypat's Porch on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/procrast8/207660894/ - broken link) Mary Mac's Tea Room on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7486366@N08/1718934686/in/set-72157602654588871/ - broken link)


colonnade2 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ponceypix/2321985092/ - broken link) Fat Matt's on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndm77/6540267/ - broken link)


Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, apartment building where she wrote Gone with the Wind

Back of Margaret Mitchell House on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/procrast8/219597250/ - broken link) Picture of Scarlet inside the doorway on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7486366@N08/1718978540/in/set-72157602654588871/ - broken link)


1. Marietta National Cemetery, burial site of over 10,000 Union soldiers

Marietta National Cemetery on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisinside/2359479920/ - broken link) Marietta National Cemetery on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


1. Georgia Railroad Depot, 1869 2. McDonough Square Confederate Memorial

Georgia Railroad Depot on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/negfoto/2275002077/ - broken link) McD02 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blutat2/87634542/ - broken link)


A print shop in Atlanta

Southern hospitality at the printing shop in Atlanta on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thejambo/2363920600/ - broken link)
And how is Richmond not Southern? I feel Richmond is much more Southern than Atlanta.

BTW. We're getting off topic.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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Richmond reminds me of Hartford, Connecticut -- with highways that bisect both cities from the North/South (95 vs 91) and East/West (64 vs 84). Very similar skylines with similar styled-architecture.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:16 PM
 
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Im afraid it does. Obama represents everything that concurs with NE Liberals. Socialism, National Health Care, Elitism, Arrogance...

The South usually votes Conservative/Republican (Sometimes "Southern Democrats_ but those are few and far between today). And the South in general has different issues that matter to them. More about Religion, and Freedom of Religion, small government, etc.

But I dont want to get off subject, lol
Ha! Garbage, my man. Garbage. While the South has been home to voting patterns that tend to make the region appear monolithic, it's also been home to GREAT variety in thought and philosophy.

A walk through history displays this. Look back at the great bashing-of-heads between John C. Calhoun and Andrew Jackson in the 1820s/1830s. Calhoun was a Charleston aristocrat. Jackson was born in a cabin near Waxhaw on the SC/NC border, and identified as more of a Tenneseean, his home later in life. Still, both very Southern.

That's just one example.

My family has been in SC for literally hundreds of years, since before there WAS a United States (both sides), and I see a great range of thought. The stereotypes of the South as politically and philosophically monolithic are a damage to the region and its true history.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Richmond reminds me of Hartford, Connecticut -- with highways that bisect both cities from the North/South (95 vs 91) and East/West (64 vs 84). Very similar skylines with similar styled-architecture.
You must be joking. Richmond has an old South look and feel to the place.

The Fan is more like Charleston in looks and appeal.

Richmond's persona is like Charleston or Savannah. Having been to those two cities- thats what it reminds me of.

Hartford is also on a river but that is all. I cant believe anyone would compare the two. Apples and oranges.

Atlanta looks much more like a NE city than Richmond does.

A city is more than a skyline and intersection of roads.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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There is very cities that are in the south that have a exception of not being southern and they are:Miami (It's not, I don't know what you would call it), Baltimore (Northern), Washington D.C. (mixed), and New Orleans partially because it has a mixed accent, and it used to be french!!! The rest of those southern cities that want to be Northern are southern!!! I believe that they will stay in the south, maybe VA can escape but NC AINT GOIN TOO!!! LOL
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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You must be joking. Richmond has an old South look and feel to the place.

The Fan is more like Charleston in looks and appeal.

Richmond's persona is like Charleston or Savannah. Having been to those two cities- thats what it reminds me of.

Hartford is also on a river but that is all. I cant believe anyone would compare the two. Apples and oranges.

Atlanta looks much more like a NE city than Richmond does.

A city is more than a skyline and intersection of roads.
I forgot to add that they're both on a river. That is the clincher. Hartford definitely equals Richmond!
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I forgot to add that they're both on a river. That is the clincher. Hartford definitely equals Richmond!
Eh. Not in a million years.
Hartford actually to me looks like a bigger Asheville, NC.

Richmond is much much different in personality than Hartford, CT.

RICHMOND:

















HARTFORD







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Old 02-21-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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Eh. Not in a million years.
Hartford actually to me looks like a bigger Asheville, NC.

Richmond is much much different in personality than Hartford, CT.

RICHMOND:

















HARTFORD





I understand Richmond is your home and all but what makes it so much better then everything else?? Just because it's southern doesn't mean it's not comparable to anything up north. Sorry to say but Richmond dosn't have it all.
I mean this isn't "General Richmond", it's "general US"
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Not compared to Richmond, or other Southern cities I have been to. Atlanta is Southern-Lite at best. Most of the suburbs remind me of NOVA or Fairfax County.
Why must it be compared with any other place? Atlanta stands well on its own, and as it stands, it's still Southern.

The fact of the matter is that the larger a place gets, the more its feel and identity will be in flux. If Richmond were a 5 million+ metro, it would be "Southern lite" as well. A metro doesn't get that large solely by people from its region migrating there; NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc. have had people from other countries, people from other regions of the nation, and people from their own regions moving there. That makes for more cosmopolitan metro areas, and the local culture/identity becomes more dynamic. That's how it works. So trust me, if Richmond gets to that size, you can bet it won't be because a bunch of rural folks from other counties in Virginia move there en masse.
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