The first time we drove into downtown Atlanta it was on a Sunday and kind of a gray day. We drove through the old downtown area and it was a little depressing, somewhat deserted and didn’t look very walkable. So not too impressed. A couple days later drove back to see the Inman Park festival. Took awhile to find any place within walking distance to park, but did enjoy seeing some of the older homes and architecture. The festival itself not too impressive. Next time drove into town to see the High Museum of Art and were very impressed (see the next post). Did walk around a bit and were impressed with some of the high-rise architecture. I think Atlanta is an acquired taste and, driving through some neighborhoods between downtown and Stone Mountain, did see some quite pretty and interesting areas. I’m sure if we were to spend a considerable amount of additional time around the city we would find those places that make a city memorable, especially parks and public spaces. Just didn’t have enough time.
Inman Street Festival
Loved this fairy tale home on the way to the festival
Typical Southern pastime – sitting on the porch watching folks pass by
Lenox Square Area
Alliance Theatre in the arts district
Skyscrapers along Peachtree Street NE just south of High Museum
This was a neat building that broke the mold of the glass behemoths
Imposing Bank of America Financial Center located between Peachtree Street NE and West Peachtree Street with North Avenue NE
So, more to come. Love to hear what you have to say about our travels.