Monday, July 31, 2006

So I have a new mode of transportation now. I was tired of the increased gas prices and dependency on oil, and for the sake of having more fun this summer, I bought a cheap scooter. This is THE WAY to get around Atlanta, avoid the traffic, and see all the beauty in the city for a change. This is a Honda Super Cub reproduction by Jialing. It has been getting me at least 100 mpg and it is so much fun! My daughter likes it too!

Another shot from the Cabbagetown neighborhood. For more information about this neighborhood, click here. In the background is 97 Estoria, a friendly neighborhood pub.

Also in Cabbagetown, this is the Krog Street Tunnel. People come from all over to tag this structure, the only place in Atlanta where graffiti is legal and considered public art.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Sunset at a cafe in historic Cabbagetown, a neighborhood near downtown Atlanta. In the background is the former Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, now converted into lofts and condos. Georgia Tech's library has a digital collection of documents and information on the Mill.

Night lights along Boulevard, one of the more well known streets in Atlanta. Although it changes names at several locations, it goes through most of the city. At the south end is the Federal Penitentiary and at the north end is the very wealthy Buckhead community.

One of my favorite late night stops, Krispy Kreme is open 24 hours. Founded in North Carolina, Krispy Kreme has always been a popular southern indulgence. This factory store has been renovated a couple times, but you can still watch the doughnuts being made right behind the glass in the dining area.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Some famous Atlanta cuisine...The Varsity is here if you enjoy eating in your car! One of the oldest and definitely the largest drive-in.

This dive is a favorite of mine. Lenny's was formerly Dottie's, and has always been the place to hear local bands.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Independence Day 2006. In Atlanta it rained in the evening so most of the celebrations were cut short. Here are some locals gathered for the parade put on by one of our news television stations. It was terrible this year, they were honoring the military troops who just came back from Iraq. They paraded troops with weapons, tanks and hummers through the streets and I thought it was all very intimidating, not to mention boring. (Forgive my lack of sentimentality regarding the war, my politics showing through here.) My 5 year old daughter was terrified. Not my idea of a great parade so we left halfway through. Next entry I will post all the pictures I have of the Independence Day parade.

Since we couldn't endure the parade, we had lunch at Johnny Rockets.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

So it seems the fountains are much more interesting at night, the nightly show at dusk is amazing.