I missed my Friday Feet post last week but today I am in the glorious city of Atlanta to do the photo shoot for the Maximum Impact Simulcast. It has been a fast few weeks and in another two weeks Deb and I will make a trek out to Dallas for an annual Czech heritage festival. I spent most of the day doing a walk through for the shoot at the Georgia World Congress Center and then made it over to the CNN Center to catch up on some reading. I feel like I was just here (see posts from the Georgia Aquarium photos here and video here) but for totally different reasons.
I thought about doing a nice serious group of photos down at Centennial Park but opted for the shots below from the top of my hotel in downtown Atlanta. Some day I will get back over here and take my camera to the park and get some of the fountains and all the many different people that are always walking around down here. Have a nice weekend everyone.
Today for my Friday Feet post we made the drive over to Atlanta and finally went to see the Georgia Aquarium. It has been on the bucket list for a while and it was nice to get out of Auburn for a short period of time today. It is easy to forget what kind of traffic issues we have here in Auburn (none unless a football game is going on) until you drive into downtown Atlanta.
Deb and I did make our way over to the CNN Center for lunch and walked around Centennial Park in Atlanta before making our way over to the Georgia Aquarium. The Georgia Aquarium is a collection of several different displays totaling an 8 million gallon display of fish from all over the world. It is the largest aquarium in the country (so I have been told) and well worth the trip if you are going to be in the Atlanta area.
I did think it would take a little longer to go through than it did. All in all it was about 2 hours to walk through all the displays, and the jellyfish display was really the most impressive tank out of all the aquariums in the building. It was a bit pricy to me at $27 a ticket and I wanted to see the new exhibit with the Titanic artifacts but for an additional $7 we opted out. I actually would have paid the extra $7 to see the museum on the Titanic, but the kicker was I had to leave my bag outside and couldn’t take any photos in the museum. Since I had all my camera equipment with me and was there to take photos, we decided to leave it for another day. What I found really great is the Georgia Aquarium is actually on Twitter (as @GeorgiaAquarium), way to go.
It was nice to spend my day off with Deb, a long overdue few hours of time together today, and we managed to do something new for Friday Feet. It does take some effort to get out of the house and do something. One wouldn’t think so, but it is far easier to just sit and soak or just do more of the same thing each week, but why do what is easiest… but… coming up with new ideas is not always easy, so I may do what Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs has done and take suggestions from my readers. Any suggestions for a Friday Feet post you would like to see? Just let me know in the comments below.
Hope you enjoy the photos of the day. You can see the full shoot I uploaded on the Georgia Aquarium and Atlanta on my flickr page gallery here. Have a great weekend everyone.