One of my favorite places is Atlanta, Georgia. It’s in the OTHER DeKalb County.
The city is situated among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and has one of the highest elevations among major cities east of the Mississippi River. It is a couple hours’ away from where I live in northeast Alabama.
During the American Civil War, the city was almost entirely burned to the ground in General William T. Sherman’s famous March to the Sea. However, the city rose from its ashes and quickly became a national center of commerce and the unofficial capital of the “New South”. During the 1950s and 1960s, Atlanta became a major organizing center of the civil rights movement
Revitalization of Atlanta’s neighborhoods, initially spurred by the 1996 Summer Olympics, has intensified in the 21st century, altering the city’s demographics, politics, aesthetics, and culture.
I miss my friends in Atlanta. I used to go there a lot, but I’ve traveled to the city once or twice this whole year. I need to change that and make a special point of seeing them. I used to pick up models from the airport and get them safely to and from their hotels and the photoshoots we did for Savvy.com. My friend Rick lived in Midtown, so I spent a lot of time there.
I love this building. It was prominent in a Burt Reynolds movie from the 1980s. At the end, the bad guy famously goes tumbling from the top. My ex-wife and I spent a night there and I did a photoshoot of a model named Voxy there. Beautiful lobby. I hope to stay there again someday soon.
I love visiting the CNN building as well. How amazing is it to stand in a place of such global significance.