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It’s not from the future, but the unique architecture that is the downtown Atlanta Marriott reminded me of some sci-fi movies I’ve seen where humans live in giant hive like dwellings. It is 50 stories high with around 1,600 rooms plus a cult following of it’s old carpeting.
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Seems having a very large ferris wheel with cars that hold several people at once has become quite popular. I’ve not been on any of them but I’ve seen the one in London, Las Vegas and now this one in Atlanta, Georgia. While some who have issues with heights do not like these rides I have enjoyed them in the past… except for when riding one of the older styled ones that seated just two and it would stop and leave me far up in the air while they loaded and unloaded.
Is riding a ferris wheel a yes or no for you?
Marta is the bus and rail service in Atlanta, Georgia. While I did not take a bus (or the streetcars that traveled along some parts of downtown) I did use it to get from the airport to downtown round trip and what a bargain it is! Taxi service from the airport to downtown is a fixed fee, as in many other cities, of about $32.00. A ticket on Marta for two was $7.00. It takes about half an hour from the airport to downtown and once you climb out from the underground you find your way to where you need to be.
The one station we popped in and out of was underground but many stops are above ground platforms. It seemed especially daunting – and deep – going down so I whipped out my phone and took this photo. Mind you, this was after we were about a third of the way down!
While the majority of those who visit Old St. Charles meander along the main street, there is something to be said about the back of all of those old and historic buildings… other than the parking lots. Can you imagine navigating these steps back in 1800’s attire?
Be careful if you count the sheep, you might fall asleep. You’ll have to look a bit hard to find the other two animals… I missed them entirely until I uploaded the photo as I was focused on getting the line of sheep. Going peach picking put us right in the heart of farming land and I captured quite a few interesting moments.
In the front garden of a beautiful old home in Delaware, Ohio. The owners have the perfect spot to enjoy summer from their patio; wonder if the back yard is just as lovely?
There’s a story that goes with this image revealing how far a photographer might go for the shot. DH pulled over into a safe spot, I jumped out and took a few shots including this one but I wanted to get more of this old barn so I cautiously walked up the two lane road, which had very little in the way of a shoulder for me to stand on, to try for another angle. I couldn’t step off the shoulder and into the grass – which I have done before for some roadside shots – either because there were weeds up to my knees and they went straight down into a deep ditch.
And then I noticed this horrible smell. I looked down and saw what looked like part of a dead deer in the brackish water and weeds. Time to go!!!
(Upon re-reading this post I realized what I did by walking on the narrow shoulder was not too bright. There is no photo out there worth getting hurt for. I will never attempt something like this again and neither should you)