Monday, February 06, 2006

Viiew of History From the Sky


I hope you can make out what this is. This is a GoogleEarth.com satellite picture that I found my way to a local college.

The picture is the Southern Poly Tech campus (formerly Southern Tech) in Marietta, Ga.

Slightly below the center of the picture do you see the pie slice shape area with curved lines going from one side to the pie slice to the other side? That is a remnant of the old Georgia Drive-In Theater that has been out of out of operation for about 40 years. It closed in the mid 1960s. And the County government with the board of regents help bought the land and build a college there, which is pretty prominent in the engineering profession.

From high up it looks like the concession building which is also the projector building is still standing. And the parking lot, if the rest of the pie was there, would look more like a half pie with semi-circles, each circle representing a layer higher. The closer you got to the big giant screen the lower you would get.

I remember once, we went there and partly watched a movie that we had already seen a night or so before. We knew when a crucial moment was coming up, so we drove down near the screen, turned around and turned on our headlights on bright.

You should have heard those car horns honk.

Man, were we immature!

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2 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

Oh, the memories! I remember driving a bunch of kids to the drive in, and 3 got into the trunk of the car just before we paid. I don't think we were fooling anyone. I also remember driving off without remembering to put the speaker back onto it's post. Ouch!

7:11 AM  
Blogger ET said...

More to come about that drive-in the Golden-Olden Days.

10:31 AM  

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