Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
One thing I love about living in Atlanta is the great festivals that occur throughout the year. My favorite festival by far is the Inman Park Festival. Inman Park is a beautiful neighborhood in downtown Atlanta with gorgeous architecture, great restaurants and shops, and very fun residents. Each year the Inman Park Festival brings great artists and musicians from around the country, along with one fun parade.
The festival's parade is full of quirky bands and floats and is a huge draw for the festival itself. This is the drum major for the Seed & Feed Marching Band. Every single one of their band members is dressed just as wild and wacky as she is!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
When the Georgia Aquarium was being built in Atlanta several years ago this large mural was painted on the side of the Underground Atlanta parking garage to promote it. It was painted by Wyland who is known for painting ocean murals all across the world. He currently holds the world record for largest mural.
Monday, April 27, 2009
This is a view of the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The conservatory has several different climate based rooms including a desert house, tropical rain forest, and a room full of orchids.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
This is another photo taken inside the Children's Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The garden has lots of these frog sculpture hidden throughout. This one is reading a story to a young frog. There are seats built around the frogs for readings held within the garden.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
There are currently two sculptures of the "Moore in America" exhibition in place. I couldn't find the name of this sculpture, but through searching I believe it is "Large Two Forms."
I plan to visit the exhibition once it opens, so I'll see if I'm right!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Every year the Atlanta Botanical Garden hosts an exhibition within the garden. This year, the ABG is presenting "Moore in America" consisting of 20 sculpted works by Henry Moore. This is to be the largest outdoor exhibition of Moore's sculptures ever presented. It's scheduled to run from May through October.
This is one of the sculptures being prepped for display in the garden. I suspect this is some sort of multi-sculptured skeleton, as a hand written sign on it said "leg" and the large crate next to it said "head."
You can read more about the exhibition here at the Garden's website. You can also learn more about Henry Moore via the Henry Moore Foundation.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
This is a man-made tropical reef at the Georgia Aquarium. The aquarium grows their own coral and uses an enormous filtration system. Interestingly, all the tanks at the aquarium are filtered every hour! That's nearly 8 million gallons every hour.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I found this sign in the basement of a vintage furniture store in the Virginia Highlands area of town. The store has really great vintage furniture and antiques, specializing in the more retro types of items. The store is called Highland Row Antiques & Vintage Furniture, if you're ever in the neighborhood.
Friday, April 10, 2009
This old Krispy Kreme on Ponce De Leon in Midtown still has the fun, old neon sign. It looks neat at night, but not so much on a sunny day. The cloudy sky certainly helped me here. I'm happy I was able to get a decent shot during the day.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
This tree didn't last through our recent weekend storms leaving many in the Ansley Park neighborhood without power. In typical Atlanta fashion, there was not one sign giving a warning that the road was closed.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
This is the old sign for the Highland Inn. The inn was built in 1927, but I have no idea if this sign was used when it first began operating. The sign currently sits in the lower level of an antique furniture store.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
It's rare for Atlanta to see snow. So, when it does you can bet on two things: 1) we're outside enjoying it and 2) staple food items will not be found in any grocery stores. :) I took this photo while driving, as seen by the blue tint on my windshield. Still, it's a decent enough picture of the Capitol dome in the snow.
Friday, April 3, 2009
This piece of art sits on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus in midtown Atlanta. The campus itself is nice. I'd wanted to walk around the day I took this picture, but the rain showers were so frequent that I thought better of it. Another day, I suppose.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This month's theme day is yellow. The Smoothie King in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta is one of, if not THE, brightest buildings in the city. It's a fun, bright, banana yellow!
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