I went to Atlanta, Georgia as part of my Southern States tour in 2012. As well as looking at many of the large homes in Atlanta we also visited the CNN centre & the Martin Luther King Memorial visitor centre.
The CNN centre in Atlanta was a bit disappointing as we couldn't get to see any of the television side of the company & the only part we visited was basically a big food court with lots of different small restaurants selling lots of different types of food.
Martin Luther King Memorial visitor centre.
I did enjoy walking around here & learning about the great man. Being of an age that I didn't really know anything about what he did I found it very interesting. Indeed the most difficult thing I had to do was to explain to some of the older people on the tour why I didn't really know much about him. As I was only just 1 year old at the time of his assassination it's not surprising I don't remember it.
I did enjoy the memorial garden where we saw an eternal flame burning & also his burial site. It was very peaceful & a nice tribute to him & the work he began.
Centennial Olympic Park.
I loved this park, it must be a great place to go for a packed lunch if you are working in Downton Atlanta. The park was built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as part of the infrastructure improvements for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics. It plays host to millions of visitors a year & several events, including a summer popular music concert series & an annual Independence Day concert & a fireworks display.
A key feature of the park is the Fountain of Rings interactive fountain. It has computer-controlled lights & jets of water synchronised with music played from speakers in light towers surrounding it. It forms a splash pad that was designed for children to play in, as well as for concert-goers & joggers to cool off in on hot summer days.
There is also a nice bronze of Pierre de Coubertin in the Park. He is looked upon as the father of the modern Olympics games.