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^ The unique quirkiness of Atlanta's underground scene is why I wanted to post the pictures. Or more that the scenesters from the 90's have now grown up, are in their 30's & 40's & are often respectable business people & entrepeneurs. Quite a few people at the wedding were chefs, or owned small shops - all still practicing the DIY attitude.

But there aren't many cities that have successfully merged a large gay community with the punk scene & the old south roots into a bizarre mix of rednecks, gays & punks known as the redneck underground. Obviously not as significant as it was in the 90's, when Little Five Points & the Star Bar in particular was the focal point for the southern sound (though Dallas was also a major spot). But the music is still around - just a lot more countryfied, especially big in NC (have a high school friend in the Bo-Stevens).

Anyways - that is one thing I love about Atlanta & Cabbagetown. It's hip, modern, progressive, smart but also down home enough to appreciate a Miller High Life & a Merle Haggard song.

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that is unreal...how dense of a livable village are midtown/downtown? meaning is it a walkable/livable residential area or just commercial space?

I live in Midtown (W. Peachtree St) and I dont think Midtown is a dense liveable village at all yet. Development is sporadic still with LOTS and LOTS of vastly underused or completely vacant and open lots. Atlanta is moving in a good direction but it wont be where it needs to for a long, long time.

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Midtown has a mix of high-rise condos, as well as a residential portion made up of remaining old SFHs (1880's+) and newer developments as a result of teardowns. As for being livable, there are certain amenities (grocers, pharmacies, furniture stores, a gazillion restaurants), but it really lacks some everyday retail. Atlantic Station has filled some of that gap, but what Peachtree Street needs is a recognizable shopping district...and to fill in those damned parking lots.

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An amazing shot by forumer ATLien

That is a very good shot, especially since cloud cover usually ruins a picture. ATLien must live in Spire, I'm inviting the entire forum up for views. lol

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That shot is AMAZING! ATLien did a graet job! :thumbsup:

Definitely one of the best shots of our city that I have ever seen. The cloud cover really works with the picture (unlike many times when, as Hybrid pointed out, ruins the shot entirely).

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Went to Centennial Olympic Park yesterday and saw this:

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^^PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

I'll post all my pics later, but you can see them on my Flickr (see sig) until then.

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^ I was there last night for the music festival, or most importantly - to see the Flaming Lips.

... and it was free!

:lol: The best kind of concert.

They also had a good band doing R&B covers down at Luckie and Broad yesterday afternoon. It's been a while since I've heard "Give Up The Funk."

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Went to Centennial Olympic Park yesterday and saw this:

^^PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

I'll post all my pics later, but you can see them on my Flickr (see sig) until then.

IC, you take the nicest photos. I like that one.

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There are always people at Centennial Park though. I went there on a weekday morning at around 10am to do some homework and there were tons of people walking around and enjoying the day.

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I have a great picture idea, but no camera......coming down Northside drive towards midtown right before you get to 17th street(theres a gay bar, the aptly named Swinging Richards,and a mexican rest. there), the view is incredible as you come up to the crest of the hill). You can see the entire(midtown and downtown) skyline rise up over the trees.

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Here's yet another picture from the trip to Atlanta I took last weekend. It's frm the art festivals in teh Fairlie-Poplar area:

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Marietta Square & Vicinity

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The Strand Revival

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Rest of the Square

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Little Kennesaw Mountain in the background

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Not Exactly on the square but cool windows

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Cumberland (Vinings in the distance)

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Central Atlanta & Buckhead

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Here's my contribution for today:

Playing in the Fountains

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The fountains are a great way to escape the heat of the day. Look at all the people enjoying themselves!

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Here's my contribution for today:

The fountains are a great way to escape the heat of the day. Look at all the people enjoying themselves!

Very cool, Irony! Once again you've captured the human perspective. Are you considering a career as an artist or photographer?

Here's one I snapped yesterday -- it's a totally awful picture since I took it out the window, but the perspective on the old Polaris Lounge is interesting. Back in the 1960's, Atlantans thought this was the most amazing thing since sliced bread:

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Very cool, Irony! Once again you've captured the human perspective. Are you considering a career as an artist or photographer?

Here's one I snapped yesterday -- it's a totally awful picture since I took it out the window, but the perspective on the old Polaris Lounge is interesting. Back in the 1960's, Atlantans thought this was the most amazing thing since sliced bread:

I didn't know that thing was in use. I thought it was an ostentatious decoration. Is it still in use today?

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Hammett, I don't know. The way Hyatt has PhotoShopped it on their website, you'd think it was their pride and joy:

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It's probably still identified in the minds of many as an Atlanta landmark.

DaAchiever, no, I was just there for some meetings.

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Very cool, Irony! Once again you've captured the human perspective. Are you considering a career as an artist or photographer?

I', glad you liked it. I haven't really considered a career in photography or artistry (I can barely draw a goo stick figure--but I know there's more to artistry than that).

Here's my contribution for today. It's one I took from my car a few days ago.

The Georgia Capitol and Other Atlanta Buildings

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(L-R) The Capitol Dome, The Westin Peachtree, Georgia-Pacific's HQ, and 191 Peachtree

What do you guys think?

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