Atlanta Nightscapes on the Last Night of 2011

January 1, 2012 at 8:50 am (Atlanta, Photography) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It was a mild evening – and the Big Peach was going to drop at Five Points.  It’s an 800 pound peach.  Times Square drops a Waterford crystal ball.  Atlanta drops a peach.  So I had to see it.  I walked down Auburn Avenue, my new neighborhood.

It only took a few blocks before I left the relative safety of my street of restored historic homes and wondered about the wisdom of continuing these few blocks to downtown. Clusters of idle men on one corner… a man hauling buckets of water to wash a car (his?)… another talking to himself.  You get the picture.  And I wanted mine.  Since I was using a tripod, perhaps they didn’t suspect I was some kind of narc.  A few wished me a Happy New Year.  I wished them back.

The Oldest Black Shop in Atlanta

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