We had to spend last Wednesday in downtown Atlanta. Now, when you live there you avoid downtown Atlanta like the plague, right? No one wants to voluntarily drive down there, pay to park and deal with all the Atlantan inconveniences down there. Needless to say even though I have lived my entire life in Atlanta (with the exception of the last year) I have actually spent very little time in downtown.
While we were there on Wednesday we just made a fun day of it. We took the camera and walked around and saw all kinds of cool stuff. It was sort of fun to act like a tourist in my own hometown! Here are some pictures we took:
This is the building we had to go to. This is tower one of the Marquis buildings.
Here is a picture of the Westin Hotel. All those damaged windows are from that tornado that came through Atlanta last year.
I took this picture because I thought it was funny. See that round building with the blue dome on the top (well, you can't see the blue dome very well - nevermind)? That's the Hyatt Regency Hotel. I actually remember when that was the tallest building in downtown Atlanta. These days it is seriously dwarfed.
Here's the Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta!
Just looking at this picture makes me nauseous.
I'll post a few more pictures for you tomorrow.