Sunday, May 18, 2008

Atlanta: Driving Down Peachtree Street

Also on our trip to Atlanta Friday, on the spur of the moment, we decided to ride down Peachtree Street. It has been years since we have been on Peachtree south of the Fox.

I do know the official lines, but to me, once you go by Ponce de Leon Avenue and the Georgian Terrace on the left, and The Fox Theater and North Avenue on the right you are just about downtown – you are entering the deep cement canyon… or “downtown” as locals call it.

Anna manned the camera and I manned the steering wheel and drove. We left the Botanical Gardens in Piedmont Park and went up 14th Street and turned left on Peachtree Street.

Years ago, when we frequented this area a lot this area was infested with painted Love Children making love not war. Now it is infested with well dressed yuppies hustling and bustling making money.

On with the drive (it would add to it, if you play classical music – we did).

If you enlarge this picture and squint your eyes you might can read that the name of the eatery is Gladys Knights Chicken & Waffles. We ate there once.

This is the Shakespeare Tavern or Playhouse, which, of course, has plays by WS. The place is believed to be haunted.

Now, we are really downtown. See all the broken out windows from the tornado that came through here a couple of months ago.

The Famous Coke Sign is here, it was up a couple of blocks years ago.

Over there hanging out in the crowd in Woodruff Park is the Phoenix. No, not the same Phoenix that is in Days Of Our Lives, but a statue of the Phoenix who rose from the ashes - which Atlanta thought itself was after Sherman left leaving the town in ashes. The Phoenix moved to. It used to be about five west, in the center of the street, next to the Federal Annex Postal building, where I worked.

CNN Building which is not on Peachtree Street but Marietta Street.

The Bus Stops Here.



Blogger kenju said...

I haven't been there in over 20 years, but I remember some of those sights, and we stayed at the Omni.

8:23 AM  
Blogger ET said...

We have been in the Omni a few times to eat at places such as Bert Reynold's place, but we didn't "stay" there, the security guard to us to "keep movin'"

8:29 AM  
Blogger deborah wilson said...

You and Anna did a good job, Eddie, some really good pictures. Those buildings look weird with the windows out, huh?

2:04 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Yes, Anna did do a good job with the camera. We were like two people, not used to big tall building, that came to town to see the sights- good thing the top on our car slides away - easier to photograph tall bldgs.

3:08 PM  

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