Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
I snapped this picture while driving through Midtown recently. I often snap these sort of pictures while I'm driving the Connector at night. I love that they're fun and blurry, but that you can still recognize the city.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This is the view from the front of the Fox Theater. I was standing at the pit wall. The photo gives an idea of what it's like to look out into the theatre crowd. We weren't allowed on stage, as there were workers preparing the giant movie screen for a film screening.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Nuevo Lareda Cantina is one of, if not THE, best Mexican restaurant in the Metro Atlanta area. Their lobster tacos are amazing! Eh, the have pretty good margaritas, too! :) The crowd here is always out of control. Nearly every night during good weather there is a slew of people waiting outside on the patio for a table. They often spill out into the parking lot!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
There are tons of beautiful lamps inside, and outside, the Fox Theatre. This lamp, in located in the upper lobby of the theatre. They're all shaded to give the theatre a beautiful warm glow. I love the design of this one.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Atlanta's own grand movie palace, the Fox Theatre has been operating here since 1929. The building was initially designed as a mosque for the The Yaarab Temple, a local branch of the Shriners. When they realized they were heavily under-financed, they made a deal with movie theater mogul William Fox to lease the auditorium to him for 21 years. Thus, the Fox Theatre name.
The theatre was nearly razed in 1974 in order for Southern Bell (formerly BellSouth, and now AT&T) to build their corporate headquarters. Thankfully, it's now on the list of National Register of Historic Places.
Most of the current performances at the Fox are traveling off-Broadway productions, concerts, some ballet performances, and the occasional movie. The Fox hosts several film series each year and it is without a doubt the best place to see a film!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Dale Chihuly is amazing. He's responsible for the most beautiful glass creations. This is the Nepenthes Chandelier. It's an enormous, intricate glass chandelier, on permanent display at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
The chandelier was part of the "Chiuly in the Garden" exhibit held at the gardens 2004.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Not mine, of course, but someone's! I love driving by this house when I'm down near the Chattahoochee. It reminds me of a fort. It sits right on the bank of the river. I'm sure they have a lovely view!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This is Recycle Michael.
He was on display at the Atlanta Botanical Garden's exhibit "Scarecrows in the Garden." They run the exhibit every year in October, with different entries each year. There are lots of fun entries from Atlanta non-profit groups, schools, and local businesses. They're a lot of fun see! Recycle Michael is made of all sorts of recyclable materials: aluminum cans, plastic bags, takeout containers, plastic bottles and containers. Of all the scarecrows this past year, he was my favorite.
Monday, January 19, 2009
This was taken inside the Krog Street tunnel in Inman Park. The entire tunnel is filled with graffiti art like this. It was everything from tags, to cartoons, to political messages. It's really neat just to walk through and check out all the stuff painted in the tunnel. There's always something new.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
This piece of kinetic art is "Self Organizing Still Life, Terra Incognita" by David Friedis. It was exhibited at the Atlanta Botanical Garden during their "Sculpture in Motion, Art Choreographed by Nature" exhibit in 2008. This piece uses sound to make the colored balls move.
When we were there, we were able to get the balls to move a bit by clapping. Evidently, the louder the noise the more movement you get.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
House III by artist Roy Lichtenstein. The installation currently sit just outside the High Museum of Art in midtown. The house is a 2-d piece of painted and fabricated aluminum.
If you're in Atlanta and in the mood for art, the High is a great choice!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I took this photo last March on the morning of the ING Georgia Marathon and Half-Marathon. Instead of running the race last year, I volunteered at the finish line. It was misty and cool all morning and the Westin disappeared perfectly into the sky. The missing glass you see is damage from the tornado that swept through downtown Atlanta just a few weeks before the race.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Centennial Olympic Park has a fountain made in the shape of the Olympic Rings. The water is varied depending on what's going on. They actually have a water show choreographed to music which lasts several minutes. During the summer, the fountain is generally filled with children running and playing in the water. This photo was taken during the middle of one of the water shows.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with a view of the Georgia State Capitol to the left. This was actually taken from the top level of one of the downtown area parking garages as I was headed out.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
A headstone in Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery.