Travel Pictures: Atlanta

Atlanta is the home of Coca-Cola, CNN and the American Civil Rights Movement.   Here are pictures I took on a recent trip there.  

sunset in atlanta georgiaIn Nigeria, the sun sets at about 7pm all year ‘round so I’m always fascinated by late sunsets like this one.  It was about 8.30pm when this photograph was taken.

dancing fountains at the centennial olympic park atlantaThe ‘danicng’ fountains at the Centennial Olympic Park are fun to watch.

martin luther king jr's birth home atlantaMartin Luther King Jr. was born in this house and spent his childhood years there.

martin luther king jr's tombThese tombs are where Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King are buried.  They can be seen at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

pemberton at world of cocacola atlantaAt the World of Coca-Cola are Coca-Cola memorabilia since the drink was created in 1886.  This figure is Coca-Cola inventor, John Pemberton, perhaps making one of the first batches of the drink.

cnn centre headquarters atlantaThis escalator at the CNN headquarters in Atlanta is said to be the longest free-standing escalator in the world.

atlanta suburbThis picture of a suburb in Atlanta makes me think of the movie, Pleasantville.

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