FAVORITE small businesses in Atlanta

Here is a list of my favorite small businesses in Atlanta.

Small business is the life blood of any city.

Atlanta is no exception.

They provide jobs and cash flow for our economy.

FALCONS Win Again!

We here in Atlanta can get used to this :)

Falcons beat the Cowboys and are now 8-0.

YIPPEE!

RECORDS are being broken all over the place :)

This article says they owe all of their SUCCESS to Bill Parcells.

Atlanta says THANKS Bill!

Famous Fox Theatre of Atlanta by MG Green
What is Atlanta without the ICONIC Fox Theater?
The Fox Theatre or the  Fabulous Fox is located at 660 Peachtree Street NE in Midtown Atlanta.
Did you know that the Fox was originally planned as part of a large Yaarab SHRINE Temple? source
Thankfully the 4,678 seat auditorium was eventually developed as a lavish movie theater by the Fox Theater chain.
Really where else would you have had the GRAND opening for Gone With The Wind?
Seriously?
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Famous Fox Theatre of Atlanta by MG Green

What is Atlanta without the ICONIC Fox Theater?

The Fox Theatre or the  Fabulous Fox is located at 660 Peachtree Street NE in Midtown Atlanta.

Did you know that the Fox was originally planned as part of a large Yaarab SHRINE Temple? source

Thankfully the 4,678 seat auditorium was eventually developed as a lavish movie theater by the Fox Theater chain.

Really where else would you have had the GRAND opening for Gone With The Wind?

Seriously?

 .

Lightshow by Savishy

Who needs to wait for July 4th or to go to Stone Mountain to see a light show?
On the evening of 13th June 2012, the skies opened up.
Mother Nature revealed a beautiful light show of DAZZLING lightning bolts and color!

Lightshow by Savishy

Who needs to wait for July 4th or to go to Stone Mountain to see a light show?

On the evening of 13th June 2012, the skies opened up.

Mother Nature revealed a beautiful light show of DAZZLING lightning bolts and color!

Whimsical Steel Bench Back
Steel Bench Back found in the Emory campus entrance area. Photography by Mark Wolgemuth.
Whimsical scene engraved in the back of a rusty steel park bench.
A young pan like lad (boy with goat legs) in hand with a young maiden run towards two unicorns.

Whimsical Steel Bench Back

Steel Bench Back found in the Emory campus entrance area. Photography by Mark Wolgemuth.

Whimsical scene engraved in the back of a rusty steel park bench.

A young pan like lad (boy with goat legs) in hand with a young maiden run towards two unicorns.

Atlanta Skyline by Carson Matthews

Taken from the 45th floor of the luxury condominiums of the Sovereign in Buckhead.
Even a cloudy day in Atlanta looks beautiful through the eyes of an artist with a camera:)

Atlanta Skyline by Carson Matthews

Taken from the 45th floor of the luxury condominiums of the Sovereign in Buckhead.

Even a cloudy day in Atlanta looks beautiful through the eyes of an artist with a camera:)

Fascinating view staring up the Tower Place in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, GA.

If You Have Not Been To The Tower Place Complex Here Are A Few Facts:

 This is a 35-story, 286-unit residential building that includes office, hotel, retail as well as residential space. It occupies26 acres that many now define as the New Heart of Buckhead.

  • Looking to rent some space?  The class A office towers offering 1.75 million rentable square feet
  •  Also includes165,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, office and loft space!
  • More than 400 hotel rooms
  • A lush, one acre landscaped pedestrian park
  • source 
  • Photo by Mark Chandlers photography

Georgia Aquarium’s Whale Shark Exhibit through the eyes of a seven year old

Here is a quaint review of a grown mans visit to the Georgia aquariums whale shark exhibit.

If you haven’t been there yet, I am sure you will want to go after reading about his experience.

Enjoy:)

MESMERIZED.

That is the only word I could use to describe my visit to the Georgia Aquarium’s whale shark exhibit.

"Mesmerized".

I had always enjoyed watching the guppies and angel fish swim back and forth in my dad’s fish tank as a boy growing up in Queens NY. Little did I know that 40 years later I would be standing in the presence of this BEHEMOTH of a fish.

Imagine standing in front of the grand daddy of fishtanks. The Ocean Voyager Exhibit was specifically designed to be home to up to six full grown whale sharks! Presently there are 4 sharks that are kept in a 6.3-million-US-gallon tank. You feel really small standing in front of this viewing window that is 23 feet tall by 61 feet wide and 2 feet thick.

The tank is teeming with fish of all sizes and shapes. The Georgia Aquarium contains over five hundred species and over 100,000 fish as well as other sea creatures to enjoy. You can’t help but to stand there eyes WIDE open as you take in the underwater landscape.

Then… it happens.

I felt like a little kid again as I stood in AWE watching Yushan, 13 feet 7 inches long, and Taroko, 15 feet and 4 inches swim around the tank oblivious to the “oohs” and “aahs” of the aquarium visitors young and old alike.

Here I was standing inches from the 2 foot thick acrylic window that separated me from the largest fish species on earth. As you can imagine, it was exhilarating.

Yet these whalesharks are not fully grown yet.

How big can whale sharks get?

One resource says that the largest fish species in the world can grow up to 41 ft long and weigh in at over 47,000 lbs!

Rhincodon typus Deutsch: Walhai
Rhincodon typus Deutsch: Walhai (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I would have to say though that my FAVORITE part of my visit was when they were feeding the whale sharks. You could see the silhouette of the little rowboats as they chummed the water with dinner for the sharks. How little those boats looked compared to these fish! The whale sharks followed the boat back and forth like a puppy trying to get a bone. It was an AMAZING sight to behold.

Can you imagine swimming face to face with one of these gentle giants?

Read the REST of the story here… Georgia aquariums whale shark exhibit

Google map to Georgia aquarium

Official Georgia aquarium site

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Atlanta Sky Line by Samy Sumit

Black and white photograph of the Atlanta skyline at night taken from the highway.

If Atlanta traffic would only MOVE this quickly all the time :)