6th August 2010: Atlanta

Another hot day, sweaty day! :(

Big draw for me today was Center for Puppetry Arts as it has various exhibits from Jim Henson's Muppets, including Rowlf the Dog, Ernie, Swedish Chef, Pigs In Space, Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem. Also has Skeksis from the film The Dark Crystal.
Center for Puppetry Arts  For me this was a must see! Center for Puppetry Arts  opened in 1978 by Kermit the Frog and Jim Henson :) Center for Puppetry Arts  unfortunately you were not allowed to take photos inside, so radio silence for the next 2 hours or so ... ;) Promenade II and Symphony Tower  I don't think the blue sky really shows just how hot it was ... bloody hot is the answer!
Symphony Tower  with IBM Tower reflected in it Margaret Mitchell House  While living here, Margaret Mitchell wrote most of Gone with the Wind Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Piedmont Park  As seen on "Who do you think you are" as it was originally designed by Joseph Forsyth Johnson, relation of Bruce Forsyth
Piedmont Park  Lake Clara Meer Piedmont Park  Lake Clara Meer Piedmont Park  Lake Clara Meer with ducks and turtles Piedmont Park  Lake Clara Meer and a young duck
Piedmont Park  Lake Clara Meer Piedmont Park  Lake Clara Meer (and gazebo) Piedmont Park  One of the ducks seems a bit upset! Piedmont Park  Lake Clara Meer, and a family outing :)
Piedmont Park  Lake Clara Meer Piedmont Park  Lake Clara Meer and gazebo Piedmont Park  a young duck drying off Piedmont Park
Piedmont Park  Midtown skyline from the park Piedmont Park  Midtown skyline from the park Piedmont Park  Midtown skyline from the park Piedmont Park  "The Last Meter" sculpture commemorating the 1996 Olympics
Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta Botanical Garden  Sculpture, 'Airborne' Atlanta Botanical Garden  ... as it says on the sign! Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden  Kendeda Canopy Walk Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta Botanical Garden Winn Park  Named after Atlanta mayor Courtland Winn
Winn Park  A new friend from the Center for Puppetry Arts Winn Park Winn Park  Spot the squirrel Winn Park  Weeeeeeee ...
Winn Park  ... eeeeeeeeee Winn Park  with views to Midtown Winn Park  with views to Midtown The High Museum of Art  advertising the exhibit 'Dali: The Late Work'
The High Museum of Art Rain, rain and more rain  ... and thunder and lightning ....