A common concern expressed by several VT members and verified by my time walking around in certain areas needs to be addressed. There are some VERY bad neighborhoods in Atlanta. Do NOT walk alone, walk with expensive clothing or photography equipment, or any amount of money you would not be willing to lose.
If you do get into a situation like this, call a cab immediately.
There is not a distinct map that I can provide that outlines the bad neighborhoods, but it is a safe bet to not travel very far in Atlanta alone.
I have another tip on the Australian Bakery in East Atlanta but one of the neatest thing about it is that the owners somehow made contact with a local artist who is actually an aboriginal from Australia. They invited her to do the mural shown in the photo on the side of the restaurant. She in turn invited local residents to participate in the creation by putting their handprints on the mural as well. What a wonderful addition to this neat neighborhood.
463 Flat Shoals Road. Just east of Moreland Avenue and just north of Glenwood.
The faboulous Fox Theatre in...The faboulous Fox Theatre in midtown Atlanta,the enchanting,luxurious theater was once a Yaarub Temple Shrine Mosque and is Atlanta's most exceptional venue for concerts and tourind Broadway shows.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Marietta,Museum of History in Marietta, University's Michael C.Carlos Museum.
Long known as the 'Capital of the New South,' Atlanta has benefitted in recent years from a booming economy, the 1996 Olympics and a baseball dynasty. The city has also suffered from overzealous college get-downs and from the relentless development that's razed much of what it hasn't converted to shopping malls. But there are offbeat neighborhoods to explore and old-fashioned towns nearby where you can still savor something of bygone days. Atlantans are among the most progressive folks in the South, and many of them are college students - who, when they're not wilding during Spring Break, keep the local culture fresh.
Some really bad public art near my house. Yes, this is an actual commissioned work of art and not an unfinished construction project. This is not representative of Atlanta in general, it just happens to be the only other picture I have scanned in.
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