Sunday, March 16, 2008

Atlanta skyline

I sat up Friday night watching the news unfold in Atlanta, one of my favorite cities. It's so unusual for tornadoes to hit downtown.

Two years ago while working in Atlanta, I was lucky enough to be able to stay in a penthouse overlooking the skyline, within walking distance of downtown, the CNN center, Centennial Park, Georgia Dome.

The skyline there is so unique with many of the buildings having special lighting. There should have been a bumper sticker on my rental that said, Beware of Rooftop Gazing Driver.

Atlanta is made for pedestrians, for recreation, so many opportunities to take advantage of outdoor concerts, festivals as well as the many museums and sporting events. On my few days off I'd head down to Einstein Bros. Bagels, pick up a Asiago Cheese Bagel with JalapeƱo salsa cream cheese and head over to Piedmont Park to watch the dogwoods bloom and the dog walkers walk.

See that weird roof line there above the dogwoods? It's awesome at night.

Atlanta is the only city I've visited besides Edinburgh that I didn't want to leave - ever.

Maybe someday...

1 comment:

Leah Braemel said...

Beautiful pics, Marley! I've only ever driven through Atlanta - on the freeway, so I didn't get to see what it looked like downtown.

Hopefully the tornado hitting downtown is a one in a gazillion freak happening - can't say I've heard it happening before.