It is never enough to drive through a city and even though I already went to the World of Coca Cola, the World's Largest Aquarium and the American History Center in Atlanta, it was about that time to stroll around and soak in the atmosphere.
Although we weren't able to see everything in one day I got a good impression of the city.
Funny thing is that the streets are so empty in comparison to New York. Often times we were the only ones using the pedestrian walk.
Here is what we enjoyed doing today (part one):
- Taking the MARTA (train/aka KISS RIDE) to Atlanta
- Walked around Five Points and the Underground Mall
- Enjoying the lively atmosphere in Woodruff (chess players, live music and activity parcour) and Hurt Park
- Peaking inside Munical Market or also called Sweet Auburn Curb market offering everything from pig tails to delicious water melons
- First "official" stop was at Martin Luther Kind Jr. National Historic Site
- AND the Ebenezer Baptist Church (magical place! Somehow you get a feeling of how important this place was for changing America)
- Part Two to Follow -
Friday afternoon in Atlanta (Woodroff Park)
Taty in need for kisses :)
Random peach on the street. I guess we are in the Peach State!
Highlight of the first part of the walking tour: Marting Luther King Jr. Museum
(definitely worth to stop by. It gives you a short and very vivid overview of the ideas this great man had. Rose garden, paintings and walk of fame in front of the museum are just as inviting as the museum as such. No entrance fee, however a small donation is encouraged.