You may want to put on your own tunes for this video since I didn’t add any myself. You could play the classic and ever appropriate Yakkety Sax (thanks GLiddy), or you could go with some of my own suggestions.
If it goes too fast for you, 50% playback speed leaves enough time to admire the surroundings.
In this video, I drive into Atlanta, entering on the upper west side, looping around behind the Georgia Tech Campus before turning back towards Midtown by the water treatment plant. There was only one place I specifically didn’t want to visit, and that was the backside of the water treatment plant.
My main goal was to make my way downtown around Centennial Olympic Park and Mercedes Benz Stadium. Most of the roads around that area, known as “The Gulch,” are actually enormous viaducts designed to look like ground level. The area around the old railroad gulch is certainly one of the more interesting places around the ATL, since that rail junction is reason the city exists in the first place.
Here are some cool old photos that show the genesis of this urban planning nightmare. Remember, the railroad sits on the original significantly flattened ground level
I also briefly turned the wrong way down a one way street. See if you can spot when.
And now for some brief DOTS.
I haven’t seen many Alfa 4Cs at all.
Toyota Previa work van!
So, what did you think? I really should make a dedicated post on the unusual viaduct situation in Atlanta since I find it so fascinating.