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VIDEO: Centennial Olympic Park Fountain in Atlanta, Georgia

    The Centennial Olympic Park fountain in downtown Atlanta, Georgia was constructed in preparation for the 1996 Summer Olympics. At its centerpiece are five Olympic circles embedded in the pavement, from which waters spout in syncopation with songs such as Chariots of Fire and Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon. The…

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The Ebb and Flow of Life

The tide is ebbing. I had hoped my father would live to see another spring and summer. To enjoy his final pontoon boat rides on the river. To see the trees bud out and watch the deer sneak surreptitiously into the yard under the cover of darkness. But the pull of the moon…

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The World’s Largest High-Relief Sculpture, Was Nearly One of the World’s Greatest Boondoggles

My first glimpse of the monumental sculpture carved into the massive granite dome known as Stone Mountain was slightly disappointing. From the viewing platform the three sculpted figures of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson were dwarfed by the sheer immensity of the naked rock…

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Making Magic at REV Coffee

“If you’re a vegetarian how do you get enough vitamin B?” Harold asked. Charles chimed in on my behalf: “Quinoa. It’s an ancient grain that was originally cultivated in Peru and it has one of the highest concentrations of vitamin B of any food, plus it’s high in protein.” I checked his information;…

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Mesmerized by Monet’s Water Lilies At The High Museum of Art In Atlanta, Georgia

Mesmerizing. From across the gallery, Monet’s 42-foot painting undulated. Soft pink blossoms reflected on the indigo pond, rippling where blue-green lily pads broke the surface. Closer, the illusion of movement was replaced by one of depth. Rosy red lilies floated on water so crystalline it seemed I could see clear to the bottom.

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Concord Woolen Mill in Atlanta’s Heritage Park Oozes History

“I wonder where that road goes?” Some insatiable curiosity has always compelled me to take the path less traveled, searching for little known landmarks, attractions, or beautiful vistas that I am certain lie along its route. I simply cannot resist the allure of the unknown. So when I returned from my westbound trek…

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