Looking Down at Marietta
As always click to make the picture larger to see the details. You might get tired of me saying this - but sometimes somebody wanders in that doesn't know that.
If you haven’t yet look at aerial scenes that Google has available taken from a satellite that you might find this interesting, if you are a Cobb County resident…. and again, you might not.
Here is what I did. I picked 10 scenes that I think are most common places that people probably know about in Marietta. If you want to, exercise your brain a little – without looking below the picture, to see what it is of, see if you can figure it out first.
1. Top picture: The Big Chicken is in the upper right of the intersection of Roswell Road and the 4-Lane (aka Cobb Parkway). The Big Chicken is the tiny little purple ball.
2. The City and Confederate Cemeteries. The street that is almost a left border is powder Springs Street and the right ones are West Atlanta Street, Atlanta Street, and the Marietta Parkway (aka Marietta Loop). In between are Gramling, West Dixie, and Hedges Street, and above those are the two cemeteries: the Marietta City Cemetery and the Confederate Cemetery.
3. Kennesaw Memorial Cemetery. If you have lived in or near Marietta for a while you have some personal relationship with this cemetery. Our folks are buried there, and it is also our future home.
4. The Kennestone-Wellstar Hospital complex. Not only is it a complex, but it also complicated. They are always adding something so it seems you are always rerouted when you are finding a parking place.
5. Larry Bell Park. You probably know it like the back of your hand - I do, even the creek that we used to build dams for a swimming hole.
6. Roswell and Fairground Streets intersection. You can see the National cemetery, upper left of the intersection.
7. The Marietta Square.
8. The old Marietta High School, which is now the new (fairly) Marietta Junior High School.
9. Kennesaw Mountain (that one was easy).
10. The City of Kennesaw, downtown. It looks kind of lonely from way up here. You can not hear the clatter and and tinkles of dishes and glasses, and the music from the unique restaurants way up here.