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Monday, November 14, 2011

IT IS PEACHY IN ATLANTA (EXCUSE ME, WHERE IS PEACHTREE?)

Stop by the Visitors Center at Underground Atlanta (65 Upper Alabama Street) and you will see the above display of more than a dozen streets named Peachtree. To make it more interesting, when looking for an address, be sure to check whether northeast (NE) or southwest (SW). When you see W. Peachtree Street, it is not west of Peachtree Street, it is entirely another street runs parallel with Peachtree Street.

This Peachtree Center is where you could get on the Red Line (North Springs) and Gold Line (Doraville) when going north. The Airport is the last stop going south for both Red and Gold lines. To transfer to the Green and Blue lines, you need to get to Five Points station. Visit www.itsmarta.com to read more about MARTA system, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.
There you have it - Peachtree Street NE,
and Atlanta Financial Center on Peachtree Road,
and here is the 138-foot light tower at Underground Atlanta where the Big Peach would be dropped at the stroke of midnight to ring in the New Year. It is Atlanta's very own version of New York Times Square 200-pound ball being lowered each December 31st. I am sure this Peach Drop does not attract the million-bodies crowd as the event at Times Square.

Visit www.peachdrop.com for more information about the festivities.

I will share photos from Underground Atlanta in future post.

1 comment:

QaptainQwerty said...

Aw, how I wish I had more time for sightseeing in Atlanta. Maybe next time, although the Atlanta Marathon does not look too promising. It is pretty close to the NYC Marathon so I doubt I would do the Atlanta one. Don't want to take any chances with messing up with the NYCM or, if it's after the NYCM, will need time to recuperate.

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