As David's meeting finished early yesterday we took the underground to 'Downtown' Atlanta and had a walk around. This photo was taken in Pemberton Park adjacent to the World of Coca-Cola Museum which I visited in our last trip to the city.
The oversize baubles were very decorative and colourful but the large expanses of grass looked very dead - almost like a dry brown AstroTurf. I think the very hot summer and then below freezing Autumn temperatures had taken their toll.
We walked on to an area known as Underground Atlanta - the original Victorian era street level where the railway and tramlines passed through but which has now become underground because flyovers were created to carry motor traffic over the top. The railway engine above was rather crudely painted but appeared to be the real thing..
There were a number of shops and market stalls and a very authentic 1950's style diner with lots of chrome and red leatherette bench seating..
There was also a series of vintage vehicles..