Friday, April 20, 2007

Georgia On My Mind

It's been two weeks since I got back from my trip to Atlanta, and I haven't even blogged about it yet, so I guess it's about time I shared some of my pics.... Hop on board, it's just a quick tour...Welcome to the United States of America.... That's the Atlanta skyline in the distance...
Whaaaat? Spring's almost over down here.....
As I mentioned before, I stopped off at the Atlanta Cathedral of Christ the King....
Guess where I am here.....
Just the day before, I was watching CNN's coverage of that man who shot and killed a woman here....
Are we's in Canada!? (I actually recognized the Peachtree Tower from playing SimCity!)
No, It's just the plaza of nations that have hosted the summer games at....

Centennial Olympic Park....Those fountains look like fun....I think this is where that bomb went off back in the '96 games?....This is titled "Gateway of Dreams", it is a sculpure of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic games.....The Georgia Aquarium, it's the largest aquarium in the world.... It was closed when I got there, darnit. The hotel shuttle driver told me that they had a whale shark, but unfortunately it died... I was supposed to go diving with whale sharks in Sorsogon.... but I digress...
At this point in my walking tour I had a hankering for a coke.... and then it appeared, a giant coke in the sky.... too bad this place wasn't open yet, I really needed a drink....
In my excitement, I almost forgot that I had just come from a nerve-wracking 7 hour exam, after sleeping for only 4 hours the night before.... the setting sun reminded me that I was actually dead tired. I wish I had more time to explore this great city, but I still needed to take the train to the airport to meet the shuttle back to the hotel. Plus, not only was I thirsty for a coke, I was starving too...
So long Atlanta! I'm gonna come back now ya hear!
Flying back home felt like I was Goolgling the Earth.... here's a cool body of water, you could see lots of cool houses/cottages around it....
Check out this nuclear power plant....
New York City!? Ever since 9/11 I find it difficult to recognize the NY skyline... can you find Lady Liberty?.... she's at 10 or 11:00....
Okay there's the Empire State, this is New York....I'll leave you with this image... flying home to Toronto, there was a wicked rainbow-like halo around the plane's shadow.... cool!
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14 comments:

Leah said...

Great photos Angelo. Looks like you had fun, even for just a few hours of walking and being tired at that. Thanks for the tour and your T13 list below too..Informative.

JO said...

love the last picture... plane surrounded by a halo-rainbow.

ghee said...

whoahhh!!ive traveled to Atlanta and reached NY!!yay!!haha!thats a nice tour,Angelo,thanx for taking us with you ;)

it seems like the weather in Atlanta was warmer than Toronto?I love the Centennial Olympic Park.The Aquarium really looks huge.the largest aquarium ive been to was the one in Osaka City,and it has whale sharks,too.we explored it for about 3 hrs inside,i thought it was the biggest or maybe the biggest in japan :)you were supposed to dive with whale sharks?what a risk taker you are!!

thanx for sharing the pics,Angelo!the last pics remind me of google earth,and that halo-rainbow is really amazing!!

get well soon... ^_^

MeL said...

Thank you Angelo for the tour. :) Seems like I've been to Atlanta and New York. lol. Peachtree tower is on the right of the Canadian flag right? I love the flowers in the Centennial Olympics Park, and the fountains were designed like the Olympic symbol? Cool. :)

Whoa, I think I have to earn money for a plane ticket. There's a lot to see in Atlanta! I really get excited even with the pictures only. Hmm, I have to make a list of where to go including the Georgia Aquarium. Sana by the time I go there meron nang whale shark. :)

Actually, I couldn't picture out the muclear power plant. Poor me. And I can't even find the Statue of Liberty. :( But I can see the Empire State. :)

tina said...

So.. i was right. it was a rainbow talaga. hehe.

lovely pictures.. thanks for sharing them. :P even though you are dead tired... you forgot all about it because you were busy snapping these pictures...

Gina said...

Ang ganda ng mga pics! Talagang cool ang pic of your planes shadow! Parang 'phantom'.. And it looked like Georgia has been having gorgeous weather.Well, we are catching up ,aren't we? I woke up with the lovely morning sunshine today. Keeping my fingers that it's going to stay this way now.Have a lovely weekend ahead.

sasha said...

Great pics, Angelo! I especially love that sunset shot. Nice sobra. Thanks for "touring" us in Atlanta hehe

Have a great weekend! :)

haze said...

I would really like to travel around the world! Taking photos is fun ! Great shots again Angelo ;)! You gave me an idea, I'll take the picture of the wings of the plane too !!!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Are you sure you sat that exam, Angelo? It seems as if you had far too much fun...lol!

Anonymous said...

Come back soon to Atlanta, Angelo. The Aquarium IS the largest in the world, and there are three additional whale sharks. You need 3-4 hours to see it all.My favs are the belugas. Thanks for sharing the great shots.

Lene said...

Oh my goodness you took some amazing pictures! It looks like you had a great trip!

Lulu said...

It's funny. I live about 40 minutes from downtown Atlanta, and I just never seem to make it there! I would love to go to the Aquarium...heard that it's pretty great. Next time you're here, you'll have to catch a Braves game at Turner Field or a show at The Fox Theater. Looks like you had a fun trip!

Barbara H. said...

I think you saw more of Atlanta than I did when I lived just outside it!

Heart of Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos of your trip. The last photo is fascinating.